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Welcome to Merrimac ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022