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Haverhill, Massachusetts One Place Study

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Location: Haverhill, Massachusettsmap
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Haverhill (Hay-Vrill) is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts and was established in the year 1640 and is known as "The Queen Slipper City". For centuries, the town was known for having played a role in every war on the continent from the French and Indian War to the American Civil War as the town's inhabitants were known to be abolitionists. In fact, Haverhill and nearby Newburyport were stops along the Underground Railroad.

By the time the Industrial Revolution came to American shores, the town along the Merrimack River blossomed into a city as immigrants from all over the world settled and worked in factories. The city, like others in the Merrimack valley, became home to people seeking a better life for themselves and their families. As a result, whole neighborhoods dedicated to one ethnicity or another were formed.

Today, Haverhill remains one of the largest cities in the Merrimack valley. This one place study will highlight the residents of the city from its founding to its industrious immigrants who all played a pivotal role in turning a small town into what it eventually became--a multicultural home representing the entire world.

Contents

Founders

  • John Ward
  • Robert Clements
  • Tristram Coffin
  • Hugh Sheratt
  • William White
  • Thomas Davis

Notable residents

Population Growth

This chart illustrates how the town went from farming community along the Merrimack River to the present day as seen in the US census.

Population Growth
Census Year Population
17902,408
18002,730
18102,682
18203,070
18303,896
18404,336
18505,877
18609,995
187013,092
188018,472
189027,412
190037,175
191044,115
192053,884
193048,710
194046,752
195047,280
196046,346
197046,120
198046,865
199051,418
200058,969
201060,879
202064,014

Relevant Categories

Category
Massachusetts
Italians in Haverhill
Children of Israel Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery
Haverhill Cemetery
Hilldale Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Linwood Cemetery
Maplewood Cemetery
Pentucket Cemetery
Saint James Cemetery
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Saint Patrick's Cemetery
Second West Parish Cemetery
Walnut Cemetery
West Parish Cemetery
Whittier Family Cemetery


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