Andover: Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Andover is a town located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 33,201 and a population density of 1,034 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,554 inhabitants.
The town was created 377 years ago in 1645.
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was settled in 1642 and incorporated in 1646. As of the 2020 census, the population was 36,569. It is located 20 miles north of Boston and 4 miles south of Lawrence. Part of the town comprises the census-designated place of Andover.
The town was named after Andover, Hampshire, England by early settlers. The name's meaning is "hill or down".
Andover's history is tied to its location on the way to other places; it was first settled because it was on a trail from Charlestown to Haverhill and the Connecticut River valley, and later because it was on a stagecoach route from Boston to Worcester. Andovers were among those who set out from Charlestown on April 18, 1643 to bring Reverend George Phillips as their minister; he had been banned from Massachusetts for his Puritan views.
In 1812, during the War of 1812, British soldiers went through Andover on their way to Concord and Lexington where they burned homes and other buildings before being turned back at Concord Bridge and in Lincoln by local militia groups organized by Daniel Webster among others.
Quick Facts about Andover
|Population :||36,554 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Massachusetts (United States)|
|County :||Essex County|
|Postal code :||01810|
|Area :||32.1 km2|
|Official name :||Andover|
|Altitude :||180 feet / 55 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1646 (377 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||UTC−05:00|
|Local time :||18:19:03 (2nd October 2023)|
|Density :||1,139 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||9.17% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||73℉ Sunny 7-days weather|
The population of Andover increased by 9.17% in 10 years.
|2000||31,247||-||2000 United States Census|
People born in Andover (47)
- Bill Cunliffe (American musician) he was born in 26/06/1956
- Bruce Sorrie (American botanist) he was born in 11/07/1944
- Enoch Poor (American general) he was born in 21/06/1736
- Samuel Osgood (American politician (1748-1813)) he was born in 03/02/1748
- Herbert Baldwin Foster (German classical philologist) he was born in 12/11/1874
- Moses T. Stevens (U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1825-1907)) he was born in 10/10/1825
- Kara Hayward (American actress) she was born in 17/11/1998
- Martin Johnson (American singer-songwriter and record producer) he was born in 09/09/1985
- Benjamin Abbot (Schoolteacher) he was born in 17/09/1762
- Alice French (American writer) she was born in 19/03/1850
- Archimedes Russell (American architect) he was born in 01/01/1840
- Arthur Sherburne Hardy (Engineer, educator, editor, diplomat, novelist, poet) he was born in 13/08/1847
- Brian Darling (American lawyer) he was born in 01/01/1965
- Buddy Farnham (American football player) he was born in 22/05/1987
- Carroll C. Hincks (American judge) he was born in 30/11/1889
- Dossie Easton (American author and family therapist) she was born in 26/02/1944
- Ed Doherty (American football player and coach (1918-2000)) he was born in 25/07/1918
- George Swett Appleton (American publisher/third son of Daniel Appleton) he was born in 01/01/1821
Schools in Andover
College & universities near Andover, MA
|166850||Merrimack College||North Andover (MA)||01845|
Amtrak & bus stations near Andover, MA
|HHL||Haverhill station||Washington Street at Railroad Square||RAIL|
|WOB||Anderson Regional Transportation Center||100 Atlantic Ave.||RAIL|
|NBT||Newburyport, Massachusetts||90 Storey Avenue||BUS|
|NSH||Nashua, NH||8 North Southwood Drive||BUS|
|BON||North Station||100 Legends Way||RAIL|
Post offices near Andover
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Old Town Hou Post Office||Andover (MA)||01810|
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Other cities in Essex County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Essex County , MA. (more)
|Lynn||94,539||The third most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|Lawrence||80,007||The third most populous city in Massachusetts.|
|Haverhill||64,098||The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|Peabody||53,063||A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|Methuen||50,910||The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|South Peabody||50,293||A census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|Salem||43,581||The capital of Massachusetts.|
|Beverly||42,242||A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|Beverly Cove||40,365||A census-designated place in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.|
|North Andover||31,460||Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Gloucester||30,539||City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States|
|Saugus||28,542||Town in Massachusetts|
|Danvers||27,571||Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Marblehead||20,551||Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Newburyport||18,495||City in Massachusetts|
|Amesbury||17,537||City in Massachusetts|
Distance to Other Cities
Andover distances to largest Massachusetts cities