Essex County, Massachusetts

Topsfield and Boxford are in Essex County Massachusetts. Essex County consists of 34 towns and cities north of Boston. It covers the areas commonly known as the North Shore, Cape Ann and parts of the Merrimack Valley.

Map of Essex County, courtesy of the Essex National Heritage Commission

All of Essex County is also a federally designated National Historic Area in recognition of the historically important role that the towns played in the early settlement of the United States, its maritime and industrial development. The best place to learn more about Essex County is at EssexHeritage.org, the website for the Essex National Heritage Area.