Ipswich is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. The name is derived from Ipswich, England, the source of prominent early settlers.
The land on which the Town of Ipswich was founded was originally inhabited
by Indian tribes who called the area "Agawam." Little has been known
about these people until recently. But now, studies have shown that tribes
had been living along these coastal and riverine areas for thousands of years.