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01830, 01832, 01835

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The population of Haverhill is approximately 58,969 (2000), 60879 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,321 (1990), 24150 (2010).

The amount of land area in Haverhill is 86.322 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Haverhill is 32.04 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.977 sq kilometers.
The distance from Haverhill to Washington DC is 421 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 31 miles. (as the crow flies)
Haverhill is positioned 42.78 degrees north of the equator and 71.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Haverhill location: in northeastern Massachusetts on the Merrimack River. Haverhill is bordered by the towns of Methuen on the west, Groveland and Boxford on the south, West Newbury on the east, and the state of New Hampshire on the north. It is only 32 miles north of Boston on the New Hampshire border, and about 16 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

Where is Haverhill
This page tells about the history of Haverhill as well as its location. It gives information about famous people from Haverhill. Pictures are located on this page of many of these "favorite sons"

Communities also in the Haverhill area: Amesbury, Andover, Lowell, Merrimac, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, and West Newbury.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Haverhill is seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Haverhill.
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Haverhill history:

A history page for Haverhill.

When settled in 1640, Haverhill was called Pentucket after a local Native American tribe. The land was purchased from the tribe in 1642 and named Haverhill after Haverhill, England. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Haverhill became a world leader in the shoe industry and was called the "Queen Shoe City of the World". Haverhill includes the town that once was Bradford

History of Haverhill
This page tells about the history of Haverhill as well as its location. It gives information about famous people from Haverhill. Pictures are located on this page of many of these "favorite sons"
The settling of Haverhill: 1640 as Pentucket
The incorporation date of Haverhill: 1870

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Haverhill attractions:

Take this great picture tour of Haverhill with over 80 pictures.

Haverhill Historical Society and the Buttonwoods Museum
240 Water Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: (978) 374-4626
Fax: (978) 521-9176

"Noted Notables"
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
Quaker poet and abolitionist, was born in Haverhill in 1807.

Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1919)
He started in the retail business in downtown Haverhill in 1851. He later founded Macy's Department store in New York City. The first Macy's parade was held in Haverhill on July 4, 1854!

Thomas S. Sanders (1839-1911)
Mr. Sanders, along with Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson and Gardiner Hubbard, formed the Bell Telephone Company back in 1877. Sanders, a leather merchant in Haverhill, invested over $100,000 in Bell's telephone. The first experiments were done in Haverhill, as well as the first business telephone call!

Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957)
Mr. Mayer, of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios fame, started his career in the motion picture industry in 1907, when he purchased and ran the Gem Theater in Haverhill. He renamed the Gem the Orpheum Theater.

Bob Montana (1920-1975)
The creator of the Archie Comic Strip! Riverdale High in the strip was about his own days at Haverhill High School. He graduated in the class of 1939. The characters in the strip were all patterned after his classmates at HHS.
Here is a biography of Bob Montana.
Here is a little history of Bob Montana and the strip

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