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Welcome to Merrimac ...

Merrimac is located in Essex County<1>.

The location of Merrimac has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Merrimac has a population of 6,959 people<3> (see below for details).

Merrimac was settled in 1638 and was incorporated in 1876.

Merrimac is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Merrimac lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Merrimac: (978) and (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Merrimac: 01860<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Merrimac had an population of 6,959 people. This is an increase of 9.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Merrimac had a population of 6,338 people. This makes Merrimac the county's 27th most populous community.

The population of Merrimac represents 0.1% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 226th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,338 people, the population of Merrimac increased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,138 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Merrimac.

Communities Also Named Merrimac ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Merrimac - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merrimac.

Communities near Merrimac ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merrimac.

  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Methuen [Essex County]
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    • Methuen [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
  • Beverly [Essex County]
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    • Beverly [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Merrimac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
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  • Andover [Essex County]
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    • Andover [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Derry [Rockingham County]
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      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<8>
    • North Andover [Essex County]
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      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Dracut [Middlesex County]
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      • Dracut [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,423 people
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    • Tewksbury [Middlesex County]
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      • Tewksbury [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tewksbury
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<8>
    • Danvers [Essex County]
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      • Danvers [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Merrimac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merrimac. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Merrimac.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merrimac. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merrimac.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merrimac. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Merrimac.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merrimac ...

Looking for more information about Merrimac? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Merrimac, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Merrimac.

Adding Merrimac to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Merrimac in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Merrimac was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Merrimac on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Merrimac. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Merrimac.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merrimac - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Merrimac). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Merrimac or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merrimac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merrimac. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrimacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrimac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8306, Longitude: -71.0023       In this case, the coordinates for Merrimac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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