Essex county. Georgetown was the W. part of Rowley. It was called New Rowley for some years, until its incorporation as a separate town in 1838. Georgetown is watered by a branch of Parker's river, and is almost entirely engaged in manufactures and the mechanic arts. It is a pleasant town and highly flourishing. Population, about 1,500. It lies 30 miles N. from Boston and 10 S.W. from Newburyport. The people of Georgetown are probably more extensively engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes than at any other place, of its population, in America. The value of boots and shoes manufactured, and leather tanned, is said to exceed $500,000 annually.