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Town of Hamilton Resources

 
The Town of Hamilton is located in the eastern central portion of Essex County. Many of the approximately 7000 residents of the town commute to Boston, 24 miles away, while others are employed in area communities. Currently the town has no manufacturing industry and no industrially-zoned land. Hamilton's identity as a predominantly suburban bedroom community is assured. Hamilton has special appeal as a residential community. Its North Shore location provides easy access to the Atlantic seashore with its preserves, beaches and boating. The town's surroundings typify rural New England and include many handsome historic houses. Large areas of open and agricultural land encompassing the Audubon preserve, Bradley Palmer State Park, Myopia Hunt Club and several large estates and farms create a pastoral environment. The visitor to the town is quite likely to share the back roads with horseback riders. The town also has Chebacco Lake within its boundaries, which provides for additional recreation activities. Situated on a beautiful hill in the town is the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and nearby is Gordon College. Hamilton shares an excellent regional school system with the Town of Wenham and its educational resources are an attraction for the town. Narrative supplied by community.
 
History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton (online book)