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Danvers, Massachusetts

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Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, located on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts. The suburb is a fairly short ride from Boston and is also in close proximity to the beaches of Gloucester, Ipswich and Revere. Originally known as Salem Village, the town is most widely known for its association with the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was also the site of Danvers State Hospital, one of the state's 19th-century psychiatric hospitals. Danvers is a local center of commerce, hosting many car dealerships and the Liberty Tree Mall. As of the 2020 United States Census, the town's population was 28,087.[2]

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Danvers
Peabody Institute Library on Sylvan Street
Peabody Institute Library on Sylvan Street
Official seal of Danvers
Nickname: 
Oniontown
Motto: 
The King Unwilling[1]
Location in Essex County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Essex County and the state of Massachusetts.
Coordinates: 42°34′30″N 70°55′50″W
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyEssex
Settled1636
Established as a district1752
Incorporated as a town1757
Named forDanvers Osborn
Government
  TypeRepresentative town meeting
  Town
   Manager
Steve Bartha
  Board of
   Selectmen
Daniel C. Bennett
Matthew E. Duggan
Maureen A. Bernard
David A. Mills
Gardner S. Trask, III
Area
  Total14.1 sq mi (36.5 km2)
  Land13.3 sq mi (34.4 km2)
  Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation
48 ft (15 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total28,087
  Density2,111.8/sq mi (816.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
01923, 01937 (Hathorne)
Area code351 / 978
FIPS code25-16250
GNIS feature ID0618295
WebsiteTown website
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