About Saugus

Official seal of Saugus, MassachusettsSaugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. The population was 26,628 at the 2010 census.

Saugus was first settled in 1629. Saugus is an Native American (Algonquin) name believed to mean “great” or “extended”. In 1637, the territory known as Saugus (which also contained the present day cities and towns of Swampscott, Nahant, Lynn Lynnfield, MA Reading, and Wakefield) was renamed Lin or Lynnafter King’s Lynn in Norfolk, England.

Location in Essex County in MassachusettsIn 1646, the Saugus Iron Works, then called Hammersmith, began operations. It was the first integrated iron works in North America as well as one of the most technologically advanced in the world. The Iron Works produced over one ton of iron a day, but was not financially successful. It closed around 1670.[3]
In September 1687, Major Samuel Appleton was said to have given a speech from a rocky cliff near the Iron Works denouncing the tyranny of Colonial Governor Sir Edmund Andros. The place where he is said to have delivered the speech became known as Appleton’s Pulpit.

Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
Settled 1629
Incorporated 1815
 • Type Town Manager–Board of Selectmen/Representative town meeting
 • Town Manager Scott Crabtree
 • Board of Selectmen Debra Panetta
Scott Brazis
Jennifer D’Eon
Jeffrey Cicolini
Mark Mitchell
 • Total 11.8 sq mi (30.6 km2)
 • Land 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 21 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,628
 • Density 2,300/sq mi (870/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01906
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-60015
GNIS feature ID 0619454
Website Town of Saugus, Official Web Site


  • Saugus Center
  • East Saugus
  • North Saugus
  • Pleasant Hills
  • Lynnhurst
  • Oaklandvale
  • Hammersmith Village
  • Golden Hills
  • Blacksmith Village
  • Bristow
  • Cliftondale
  • Lynnhurst
  • Pleasant Hills
  • Cliftondale
  • East Saugus
  • Saugus Center
  • Oaklandvale
  • North Saugus

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