Haverhill is located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Essex County and sits along the Merrimack River. The area where the present-day Haverhill was founded in 1640 by the Reverend John War and was then named after the England city Haverhill. The community’s early efforts toward agriculture has paved its way to the shipbuilding and leather industries in the first part of the 19th century. At the start of 1836, the community had become an important center for the manufacturing of shoes, combs, and hats, and had reached its peak during the 1920s. The decline in the industrial activities resulted in economic diversity and has included the production of computerized systems, shoes, and electrical items.
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