Methuen is located in the state of Michigan and is considered as a statutory city in Essex County. The area where the present-day Methuen stands were settled in 1642 and were originally a part of Haverhill in Massachusetts before it was incorporated in 1726. Stephen Barker and the other members of the western part of the town filed as a petition in court in 1724 that they will be allowed to build a new city that will be located above Hawke's Meadowbrook. Although the appeal has been opposed by many of their fellow townsmen, it was still granted a year later, and the General Court then gave them an act to incorporate under the name Methuen. After this, the residents who are in the northern part requested that the new town have their own meeting house that is still existing up to the present.
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