The historic Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts encompasses much of Essex county and part of Middlesex county, numbering 39 towns and cities in total.
In Essex County:
The towns of: Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury, Andover (precincts 1, 8, 7A, and 9A)
In Middlesex County:
The Sixth District features some of the most important historical sites in the Commonwealth, including:
- the birthplace of the American Navy
- the historic city of Salem (site of the Witch Trials)
- the city of Gloucester (America’s oldest working seaport and home to America’s oldest continuously operating art colony)
In addition, the Sixth District was home to such famous and historic figures as author Nathaniel Hawthorne, painter Winslow Homer, Col. John Glover of the American Revolution, and Gen. George Patton of World War II.
The Sixth District features some of the most beautiful scenery in Massachusetts. From the pristine Cape Ann in the east, to the picturesque Merrimack Valley in the west, to all of the wonderful cities and towns in between, the Sixth District of Massachusetts is a beautiful place to see.
The District is home to nine colleges, as well as some of the best public school systems in the Commonwealth.