Saugus sô´gəs [key], town (1990 pop. 25,549), Essex co., NE Mass., a suburb of Boston on the Saugus River near the Atlantic Ocean settled before 1637, set off from Lynn and inc. 1815. Mainly residential, the town has some light manufacturing. The Saugus ironworks (1646–c.1670 restored 1954) were the first successful enterprise of the kind in the colonies.

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