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Peabody, MA Town Information

Peabody is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 51,251.[2] Peabody is located in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.

 

First known as the Northfields, "the Farms", and Brooksby, the area was settled about 1626 within Salem, which had itself been founded in 1626 and incorporated in 1629. In 1752, the area was set off from Salem and incorporated as part of Danvers. It was usually referred to as "the South Parish", associated with the church located in the center (now Peabody Square). In 1855, the community broke away from Danvers to become the town of South Danvers, incorporated that May 18. The name was changed on April 30, 1868, to Peabody after George Peabody, a noted philanthropist. It would be incorporated as a city in 1916

 

The city is wedge-shaped, with the city center located in the wider southeast end. The neighborhood of South Peabody lies south of it, and the more suburban neighborhood of West Peabody lies to the northwest of the city center, separated by the highways and the Proctor neighborhood. Peabody's center is 2 miles (3 km) from the center of Salem, and is 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Boston, 18 miles (29 km) west-southwest of Gloucester and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Lawrence. Peabody is bordered by Middleton to the north, Danvers to the northeast, Salem to the east, Lynn to the southwest and Lynnfield to the west.

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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