There are few primary sources specific to the town of Rowley 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 Rowley.
Rowley, Massachusetts was first settled by Europeans in 1638. It was incorporated in 1639 and included land that now belongs to Georgetown, Groveland, and Haverhill until these towns were incorporated in  1838, 1850, and 1870, respectively.