Groveland, Massachusetts

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Groveland, Massachusetts (ZIP code 01834) Groveland is a small residential town located in northern Essex County, bordering Boxford, Georgetown, Haverhill, and West Newbury. The town is divided into two precincts, Groveland and South Groveland.

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History

Groveland was originally the East Parish of Bradford, which was originally part of the town of Rowley. Before Bradford was separated from Rowley and named Bradford in 1672, it was called Rowley on the Merrimack, or just Merrimack. Bradford in turn was annexed by Haverhill, in 1897. Groveland officially incorporated as a separate Massachusetts town in on September 9, 1850. Groveland residents celebrate the anniversary of this date as Groveland Day.

In December 1638 after seventeen years of service, the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers was discharged from his post as rector of the parish of Rowley in Yorkshire, England. He had refused to read "that accursed book allowing sports on the Lord's Day." Believing the future of Puritanism was at stake, he and the members of twenty families sailed for the New World. Within these families were people of means and learning, including farmers, weavers, carpenters, and smiths. They landed at Salem, Massachusetts, but did not attempt to make a settlement until the following spring. The first printing press brought to America was onboard that same ship, the John.

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