Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Tewksbury


Quick Facts:

Incorporated in 1734

Population: 28,9761

Town Website:

Town Hall: 978-640-4355

Fire Department: 978-640-4411

Police Department: 978-851-7373 press

Total Area: 21.1 sq. miles

Land Area: 20.72 sq. miles

Density: 1,398 per sq. mile


TransportationHighways: The town has direct access to routes I-495 and I-93

Schools and Education Tewksbury Integrated Preschool Program; LD Trahan Elementary School; Heath Brook Elementary School; North Street Elementary School; Loella F. Dewing Elementary School; John Ryan Elementary School; Wynn Middle School; Tewksbury Memorial High School



First settled in 1637, Tewksbury is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston on the uplands between the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. It borders the city of Lowell, as well as Andover, Dracut, Billerica, Wilmington, and Chelmsford. Tewksbury was gradually settled by residents of Billerica during the early decades of the 18th Century.


Notable public sculptures in Tewksbury include the Wamesit Indian Monument set on a granite boulder on Main Street and the Anne Sullivan-Helen Keller Monument also on Main. The bronze sculpture depicting the turning point in Keller’s life is dedicated to Sullivan, a longtime Tewksbury resident. Artist Mico Kaufman created both sculptures.


Tewksbury is also known for its several shopping centers and restaurants, and its easy access to the hospitals, cultural attractions and educational institutions in neighboring Lowell.

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