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Lin -- ..."The Third Plantation occupied a central portion of this charming coast territory, and was parent of the renowned City of Lynn or "Lin," as it was spelled in the act bestowing the name; a place known and respected wherever shoes are worn and bay fish eaten. Several other towns are honored by the same parentage; but Lynn seems always to have ranked as the most eminent of the beautiful offspring of that memorable settlement (Plymouth Plantation); and hence the whole Plantation is occasionally distinguished by her euphonious name. It was in 1629 that the good old Third Plantation was commenced...." (pp 12-15)

- "LIN: OR NOTABLE PEOPLE AND NOTABLE THINGS OF THE EARLY HISTORY of LYNN"
--Obadiah Oldpath (1890)





Nahant-- "Native Americans called the area "Nahant," meaning "the point" or "almost an island." Located on a rocky peninsula jutting into Massachusetts Bay, it was first settled in 1630, and often used by citizens of Lynn for grazing cattle, sheep and goats. The first hotel was built in 1803, and in 1817 a steamboat ran daily between Boston and Nahant. The town was officially incorporated in 1853."

--Wikipedia






1629
1637, November 20
1782, July 03
1814,
1815, February 17
1850, April 10
1850, April 18
1852, May 21
1853, March 29

Town Settled
Mass. Rec., Vol. I., p. 211. "Saugust is called Lin."
Part of Lynn established as the district of Lynnfield.
Part of Lynn established as Lynnfield.
Part of Lynn established as Saugus.
Lynn incorporated as a city.
Act of Incorporation accepted by the town.
Part of Lynn established as Swampscott.
Part of Lynn established as Nahant.



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Lynn & Nahant are located in Essex County, MA ,
about 11 miles north of Boston, situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

Neighbors:

Salem and Peabody  to the North
Revere is to the south in
Suffolk county
Swampscott to the Northeast
Saugus and Lynnfield to the west.


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