South Hamilton, Massachusetts

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Looking north on Bay Road
Looking north on Bay Road
Location in Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°37′10.95″N 70°51′17.24″W / 42.6197083°N 70.8547889°W / 42.6197083; -70.8547889Coordinates: 42°37′10.95″N 70°51′17.24″W / 42.6197083°N 70.8547889°W / 42.6197083; -70.8547889
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
Settled 1638
Incorporated 1793
 • Type Open town meeting
 • Total 14.9 sq mi (38.7 km2)
 • Land 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 500 ft (152 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,315
 • Density 569.7/sq mi (220.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01982
Area code(s) 978

South Hamilton is that part of Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States that the Postal Service has assigned the zip code 01982; otherwise it is indistinguishable from Hamilton.[1] For more information, please see the Wikipedia page for Hamilton.


It is home to the main campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,[2] an interdenominational, evangelical seminary; the Pingree School; Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School; and the Miles River Middle School.

Also in South Hamilton is Myopia Hunt Club. Myopia is also the first private hunt club in the United States. President Taft was a previous member here.

South Hamilton was also the site of General George Patton's summer home. In honor of the general's achievements in World War II, the town named their central park after him, and even placed a full-sized WWII tank as a permanent fixture in the park. The local sports teams also use a general as their mascot, though the mascot is officially known as Gerry General.

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