Tewksbury, town (1990 pop. 27,266), Middlesex co., NE Mass.; settled 1637, set off from Billerica and inc. 1734. It was once the site of a Native American settlement. Primarily residential, the town has light manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals and computer equipment.
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