Revere is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) fromdowntown Boston. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city has a population of 51,755 inhabitants.
Revere’s first inhabitants were Native Americans who belonged to the Pawtucket tribe and were known as the Rumney Marsh Indians. In 1739, Rumney Marsh, Winnisemmet and Pullen Poynt were set off from Boston and established as the town of Chelsea. The largest of the three settlements, Rumney Marsh (or North Chelsea) was selected as the Town Center.In 1775, the area played a role in the American Revolution as the site of the first naval battle, at Rumney Marsh, and other locations.In 1852, Pullen Poynt seceded from North Chelsea and was established as the town of Winthrop. That same year, Chelsea became its own city. In 1871, North Chelsea changed its name in honor of the great American patriot, Paul Revere, who died in 1818.