“Saugus” redirects here. For other uses, see Saugus (disambiguation).
Saugus Town Hall
Location in Essex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°27′53″N 71°00′38″W / 42.46472°N 71.01056°W / 42.46472; -71.01056Coordinates: 42°27′53″N 71°00′38″W / 42.46472°N 71.01056°W / 42.46472; -71.01056
Town Manager–Board of Selectmen/Representative town meeting
• Town Manager
• Board of Selectmen
11.8 sq mi (30.6 km2)
10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
21 ft (6 m)
2,300/sq mi (870/km2)
• Summer (DST)
339 / 781
GNIS feature ID
Town of Saugus, Official Web Site
Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. The population was 26,628 at the 2010 census.
2 Geography and transportation
4.1 Town manager
4.2 Board of Selectmen
4.3 School committee
4.4 Town Meeting
6 Points of interest
7 Notable people
8 Movies and television shows filmed in Saugus
10 External links
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, Reading, and Wakefield) was renamed Lin or Lynn, after King’s Lynn in Norfolk, England.
In 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.
In September 1687, Major Samuel Appleton was said to have given a speech from a rocky cliff near the Iron Works denouncing the tyranny o