Everett, Massachusetts

Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, four miles north of Boston. Originally part of Charlestown (and later Malden), Everett changed in 1892 from a town to a city. On December 13, 1892, Alonzo H. Evans defeated George E. Smith to become Everett’s first Mayor. The town separated from Malden in 1870. The city was named after Edward Everett, who served as a U.S. congressman, senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain and United States Secretary of State. He also served as President of Harvard University.

Everett is bordered by Malden on the north, Revere on the east, Chelsea on the southeast, Boston and the Mystic River on the south and Somerville and Medford on the west. Glendale Park is the city’s largest park. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles, of which 3.4 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles (7.63%) is water.

Everett has eight public schools, including six elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school, Everett High School. The city also has a number of private schools, including three K-8 schools and one high school, Pope John XXIII High School. Sites of interest include part of the historic Revere Beach Parkway listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the Leavitt Corporation has been manufacturing its trademark Teddie Peanut Butter in the city since 1924.

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