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The City of Amesbury is a small city on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Settled in 1668, Amesbury's history is deeply rooted in entrepreneurship and innovation. The beautifully restored downtown features old industrial mill buildings; now full of restaurants, retails shops, offices and residences.

Located at the junction of I-95 and I-495, Amesbury is perfectly located between major metropolitan areas for easy access, while residents enjoy beautiful green spaces, quiet neighborhoods and all that Amesbury has to offer.

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Quick Stats


Mayor: Kassandra Gove (2020-present)
Population: 17,366 (2020 census)
Square Miles: 13.73
Road Miles: 73.45
Recreation Space: 815+ acres
Famous Residents:

  • John Greenleaf Whittier, poet and abolitionist
  • Susannah Martin, executed during Salem Witch Trials
  • Al Capp, cartoonist
  • George McNeil, father of the 8-hour work day
  • Josiah Barlett, signer of Declaration of Independence
  • Jeffrey Donovan, actor
  • Greg Hoyt, "Your Cousin from Boston"

Did you Know?

  • Amelia Earhart taught English classes to factory workers in Amesbury
  • We are the only Amesbury in the United States
  • The historic lunch horn from the industrial mill days still goes off every day at Noon and 12:30pm
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Press Information


For all City-related inquiries, please contact the City Communications Director:
Caitlin Thayer
thayerc@amesburyma.gov
(978) 388-8134

Utilize the brand files as needed. Please read the City's brand guidelines to ensure that the City Logo and Seal are used appropriately. If you need another version of either image, please contact the Communications Director.

Amesbury images must be given full credit if utilized.

City Seal and Brand

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