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Lynn
Essex County, Massachusetts

ZipCodes
01901, 01902

Motto
"The City of Firsts"



Page Contents for Lynn, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Lynn is approximately 88,792 2005, 90329 2010.
The approximate number of families is 34,670 1990, 33310 2010.
The amount of land area in Lynn is 28.009 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lynn is 10.81 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 6.961 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lynn to Washington DC is 413 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 9 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lynn is positioned 42.47 degrees north of the equator and 70.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lynn elevation is 30 feet above sea level.
Lynn per capita income is $ 13,026.
Lynn median income is $ 37,364 2000.
The Lynn median home price is $ 145,200 2000.
Lynn average annual precipitation is 43.6 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 25.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.6 degrees F.

Location

in eastern Massachusetts on the north shore of Massachusetts Bay. Nearby communities include: Saugus, Lynnfield, Peabody, Salem, Swampscott, Nahant, and Revere. The Atlantic Ocean is on the east side of Lynn. The area is about 14 miles north of Boston and 237 miles from New York City.
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History & History Related Items

Early in the settlement of our Country, in 1629, colonists came the what would be the City of Lynn, Massachusetts. They came from the New England Company in Salem. Initially, they relied mostly on shell fishing and family farms for their existence. An iron works was built in 1643 and tanning became a major industry too. By 1775, there were many tanneries along the Black Marsh Brook, which was called Tanney Brook. After the extension of the MBTA from Boston to Salem in 1837, the area grew much more with both the shoe industry and a factory area being created in Lynn.
Rather than hurting the economy, the Civil War brought prosperity to Lynn and the shoe factories grew even more. Bad fires in both 1869 and 1889 destroyed much of the business district, but expansion continued despite the disasters. Rather than moan and groan over the fires, local businesses just built back bigger and better with some "high-rise" five and six story shoe factories going up in place of the smaller burned-out buildings.
Due to the success of business in the area, the city's residential areas developed greatly. Large homes were built on spacious grounds. Many summer estates were built along the shore by the mid 1800's. It began to be a Boston resort area. More and more residential development occurred in Lynn and when Lynn Shore Drive was opened in 1910, more and taller buildings were built to encourage the view of the shoreline.
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The incorporation of Lynn

1629 as a town and 1850 as a city.


Attractions

Lynn Woods Reservation
106 Pennybrook Rd
Lynn, MA 01905-1037
Phone: 781-477-7123
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Lynn City Government

Lynn City Hall
3 City Hall Sq
Lynn, MA 01901-1019
Phone: 781-598-4000

Lynn has a Mayor-City Council form of government.

Lynn Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
23 Central Ave, Suite 416
Lynn, MA 01901-1220
Phone: 781-592-2900
Fax: 781-592-2903 email the chamber page - http://WWW.LYNNCHAMBER.COM/emailthe.htm

Lynn Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
23 Central Ave, Suite 416
Lynn, MA 01901-1220
Phone: 781-592-2900
Fax: 781-592-2903 email the chamber page - http://WWW.LYNNCHAMBER.COM/emailthe.htm

Lynn Libraries

Lynn Public Library
5 N Common St
Lynn, MA 01902-4311
Phone: 781-595-0567

Lynn Schools

Lynn Public Schools
14 Central Avenue
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901-1201

North Shore Christian School
26 Urban Street
Lynn Massachusetts
founded in 1951
Phone: 781-599-2040



HIGHER EDUCATION


North Shore Community College
300 Broad St
Lynn, MA 01901-1503
Phone: 781-593-6722 Lynn

Miscellany

The population of Lynn was:
1980 - 78,471
1990 - 81,245
2000 - 89,050
2005 - 88,792

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