America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
Gloucester (est. 1632) is located in Massachusetts. It has been serving the world as a harvester of quality seafood since 1623 and has been a destination community ever since. Immortalized in the movie The Perfect Storm. Before Boston and Salem, there was Gloucester. Gloucester by the Dorchester Company, the first settlement in what would in time become the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The land wasn’t good for farming, and at the time, fishing wasn’t the industry it was to become, so the settlement floundered. At least in theory, the earliest settlers were fisherman however, so Gloucester can lay claim to being America’s oldest seaport. The official address of Gloucester's city hall is 9 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930.