Malden is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.At the time of the 2010 United States Census, the population was at 59,450 people.The elementary schools in Malden were replaced in the late 1990s with five new facilities: Beebe, Ferryway, Forestdale, Linden, and Salemwood.The city's three high schools are Malden High School, Malden Catholic High School and Mystic Valley Regional Charter High School.The Converse Rubber Factory and offices once operated in Edgeworth at the bottom of Pearl Street.This is the original home of the Converse "All-Star" Basketball Sneakers. In 1847, Joshua Webster, president of the Saugus Branch Railroad, purchased 200 acres in Malden along its projected route. Route 16 and Interstate 93 are a short distance outside the city's borders.According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2013, Malden High School was found to be the most diverse public high school in Massachusetts.
The Edgeworth neighborhood is the southwest section of the city. A school in Edgeworth is the former Emerson grammar school.In 2004, a same-sex Malden couple was the first to marry in Massachusetts at precisely AM on May 17, 2004 at Cambridge City Hall.Massachusetts was the first state in the United States to issue same-sex marriage licenses.It contains Bell Rock Memorial Park (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and Bell Rock Cemetery (also listed), which contains marked graves dating back to 1670.Bell Rock Cemetery was called Sandy Bank until the establishment of the Salem Street Cemetery in 1832; it was then known as the Old Burial Ground for half a century until it was renamed in 1882.