Georgetown (MA) (Images of America)
- Publish Date: 2002-02-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Once known as New Rowley, Georgetown was incorporated as an independent town in 1838. Referred to as one of the prettiest and pleasantest places of all New England towns, Georgetown grew rapidly and, by the mid-nineteenth century, the population had risen dramatically. This town, a pleasant and flourishing place, saw the Boston & Maine Railroad laid out in 1854, with depots at Pentucket Square and at Baldpate, and two street railways in 1896 the Haverhill, Georgetown & Danvers Line and the Georgetown, Rowley & Ipswich Line, both of which greatly facilitated the ease of transportation. Join the author in Georgetown as he takes you on a tour through the town's early years. Visit the schools and churches, the Old Home Week in 1909, the Georgetown Peabody Library, and the Baldpate Inn and Hospital. Experience the natural features, including Pentucket and Rock Ponds, and Bald Pate Hill, the highest elevation in Essex County. See the local tanneries during the pre-Civil War years, which produced enough leather for 32,300 pairs of boots and over 300,000 pairs of shoes.