Established in 1640 as Pentucket, Haverhill was incorporated as a city in 1870. Although originally settled as farmland, the city evolved into a major industrial center through the establishment of saw and grist mills in the late 17th century, tanneries and boat yards in the early 18th century and shoe manufacturing, its leading industry for 180 years. The city remained a thriving industrial center until the severe depression of the 1930s. Currently, computer technology and research industries thrive within Haverhill's seven industrial parks, business districts, and newly rehabilitated central business district.
City has a tremendous array of active and passive recreational opportunities,
such as four 18-hole golf courses, a downhill ski area, two horseback
riding academies, a public skating rink and a sailing program. The Merrimack
River meanders through the city, providing walking, jogging, bird watching
and boating opportunities. Haverhill's residents invite visitors to
come and watch the growing population of bald eagles which inhabit the
city along the Merrimack River. For more information, please contact the Haverhill Historical Society: http://www.haverhillhistory.org/.
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Office of the Mayor
City of Haverhill, Massachusetts
City Hall, Room 100, 4 Summer Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
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