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Incorporated in 1826 to serve as a mill town, Lowell was named after Francis Cabot Lowell, a local figure in the Industrial Revolution. The city became known as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution, due to a large series of textile mills and factories. Many of the Lowell's historic manufacturing sites were later preserved by the National Park Service to create Lowell National Historical Park. During the Cambodian genocide, the city took in an influx of refugees, leading to a Cambodia Town and America's second-largest Cambodian-American population.
Lowell is home to two higher education schools, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College.
|Nickname(s): Mill City, Spindle City|
|Motto: "Art is the Handmaid of Human Good."|
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
City of Lowell
Location in the United States
|• Type||Manager-City council|
|• Mayor||Edward J. Kennedy|
|• City Manager||Kevin J. Murphy|
|• Total||14.5 sq mi (37.7 km2)|
|• Land||13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)|
|Elevation||102 ft (31 m)|
|• Density||7,667/sq mi (3,079.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854|
|Area code(s)||978 / 351|
|GNIS feature ID||0611832|
|Website||City of Lowell, Massachusetts|
Updated: 17th September, 2019 11:22 PM.