1840Sandy Bay separated from Gloucester.Government and Public Service, City Government

An act from the General Court of Massachusetts that established the town of Rockport, 1840. Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, CC207, Box 52
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The act for the incorporation of Rockport passed on February 27, 1840. It included all of the former Fifth Parish of Gloucester and a portion of the Third Parish, including Pigeon Cove.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Gloucester [Mass.] Procter brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog. Gloucester City Archives, CC207, Box 52
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