Malden

Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

malden

city, Middlesex county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. A northern suburb of Boston, it lies along the Malden River, a branch of the Mystic River. Settled in 1640, it became a part of Charlestown and was known as the Mystic Side. In 1649 it was incorporated as a town and named for Malden (now part of Kingston upon Thames, London), England. The city became an industrial centre in the 19th century, and its economy is now largely service-oriented (including health care, government, telecommunications, and financial services). The main offices of the Massachusetts Department of Education are located there. Recreational areas include Pine Banks Park, Middlesex Fells Reservation (in part), and Fellsmere Park. Inc. city, 1882. Pop. (1990) 53,884; (2000) 56,340.

Learn more about Malden with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature