From Andover Answers
Bessie Goldsmith notes a stagecoach route through Andover in 1776. There was not a regular stagecoach route through Andover until the early 1800's with the building of the the Essex Turnpike, popularly known as the Andover Turnpike. It began at the New Hampshire border and proceeded through Haverhill, Andover, and Danvers. The end of the line was Salem, the county seat.
- Historical Sketches of Andover by Sarah Loring Bailey, (974.45 Bai), page 405
- Story of Essex County by Fuess, Claude M Andover Room 974.45 Fue, volume 1, pages 461 and 463.
- The Townswoman's Andover by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 56 page 79
- The Turnpikes of New Endland by Wood, Frederic. Andover Room R 388.1 Woo, pages 128-130.
--Eleanor 16:35, October 15, 2007 (EDT)
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