The following is a timeline of the history of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA.
- 1629 - Saugus founded.
- 1637 - Saugus renamed "Lynn."
- 1642 - Saugus Iron Works in business.
- 1644 - Reading separates from Lynn.
- 1720 - Lynnfield burying-ground established.
- 1732 - Saugus burying-ground established.
- 1782 - Lynnfield separates from Lynn.
- 1793 - Post office in operation.
- 1797 - Population: 2,291.
- 1803 - Floating Bridge constructed on Salem-Boston turnpike.
- 1810 - Population: 4,087.
- 1812 - Eastern Burial-Place established.
- 1814 - Town House built.
- Saugus separates from Lynn.
- Social Library formed.
- 1830 - Lynn Record newspaper begins publication.
- 1840 - Population: 9,367.
- 1848 - High Rock Tower built.
- 1851 - High School built.
- 1854 - Lynn Weekly Reporter newspaper begins publication.
- Andrews Breed becomes mayor.
- Lynn Library Association organized.
- Ezra W. Mudge becomes mayor.
- African Methodist Episcopal Church established.
- 1859 - Edward S. Davis becomes mayor.
- 1861 - Hiram N. Breed becomes mayor.
- 1863 - Boston & Lynn Horse Railroad begins operating.
- City Hall dedicated.
- Lynn Transcript newspaper begins publication.
- 1868 - Young Men's Christian Association organized.
- 1876 - Lynn City Item newspaper begins publication.
- 1877 - Samuel M. Bubier becomes mayor.
St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church
Emblem of Lynn Historical Society, 1898
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- ^ a b Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
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- ^ "Lynn Natural History Society". Magazine of Horticuture. Boston, Mass.: Hovey & Co. October 1843.
- ^ "Frederick Douglass Chronology". Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved May 2015.
- ^ "High Rock Park". City of Lynn. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- ^ Carlson, Stephen P. (1980). All Aboard!. Saugus, Massachusetts: Stephen P. Carlson.
- ^ a b Bradlee, Francis F. C. (1917). The Eastern Railroad: A Historical Account of Early Railroading in Eastern New England. Salem, MA: The Essex Institute.
- ^ Lynn Public Library. "About our library". Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- ^ Fraser, Caroline (1999). God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church. Henry Holt and Company. p. 52. ISBN 978-0805044317.
- ^ "Lynn Woods Reservation". City of Lynn. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- ^ W.H. Michael (1889). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fiftieth Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
- ^ "FAQs: How did the firm impact the advent of electricity?". J.P. Morgan. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- ^ a b c Belcher, Jonathan (31 December 2011). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- ^ "City of Lynn, Massachusetts Official Homepage". Archived from the original on July 2001 – via Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
- ^ Federal Writers' Project (1937), "Chronology", Massachusetts: a Guide to its Places and People, American Guide Series, Boston: Houghton Mifflin
- Published in the 18th-19th century
- Jedidiah Morse (1797), "Lynn", American Gazetteer, Boston: At the presses of S. Hall, and Thomas & Andrews
- Alonzo Lewis (1829), The history of Lynn, Boston: J.H. Eastburn, OCLC 11545142
- Alonzo Lewis (1844), The history of Lynn, including Nahant (2nd ed.), Boston: Printed by S. N. Dickinson
- Alonzo Lewis; James R. Newhall (1865), History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscot, and Nahant, Boston: J.L. Shorey
- Lynn Directory, 1867. Lynn, Mass.: Sampson, Davenport & Co.
- City Hall of Lynn, Lynn, Mass.: T. P. Nichols, printer, 1869
- "Chronological Table", Centennial Memorial of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Lynn: Pub. by order of the City Council, 1876
- Proceedings in Lynn, Massachusetts, June 17, 1879: being the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement, Published by order of the City Council, 1880, OCLC 4042721
- David Newhall Johnson (1880), Sketches of Lynn: or, the changes of 50 years, Lynn, Mass.: T. P. Nichols, printer
- "City of Lynn", Industries of Massachusetts, New York: International Pub. Co., 1886, OCLC 19803267
- Lynn and Surroundings, Lynn, Mass: Lewis & Winship, 1886
- Lynn Manual and Essex County Road Book, Lynn, Mass.: E. F. Bacheller, 1888
- James R. Newhall (1890), History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, 2 (1864-1893), Lynn: G. C. Herbert, OCLC 2882816
- Published in the 20th century
- "Lynn", Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.), New York, 1910, OCLC 14782424 – via Internet Archive
- Benjamin F. Arrington (1922), "City of Lynn", Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, OCLC 1619460
- Atlas of the City of Lynn, Massachusetts. L.J. Richards & Co. 1924 – via State Library of Massachusetts.
- Alan Dawley (1976), Class and Community: the industrial revolution in Lynn, Harvard Studies in Urban History, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674133900