The New International Encyclopædia/Swampscott
SWAMP'SCOTT. A town, including several villages, in Essex County, Mass., adjoining Lynn and 13 miles from Boston; on Massachusetts Bay, and on the Boston and Maine Railroad (Map: Massachusetts, F 3). It is attractively situated and is known as a summer resort. There are two parks, a public library with 7,300 volumes in the town hall, and the Phillips School, the most prominent building along the shore. Fishing is of some importance, but the community is engaged largely in the industries of Lynn (q.v.). The government is administered by town meetings. The water-works are owned and operated by the town. Population, in 1890, 3198; in 1900, 4548.