There are few primary sources specific to the town of Nahant on the website at this time. For a wider context see Essex County and Beyond Essex County. Visit Heritage at Home for a list of online resources from each of the towns of Essex County, including Nahant.
Nahant, Massachusetts was first settled by Europeans in 1630 as a part of Lynn. It was incorporated as a town in 1853. Relevant documents for Nahant prior to 1853 may be found on the page for Lynn.