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Taunton has three public high schools: The current church dates from Taunton was founded by settlers from England and officially incorporated as a town on September 3, Most of Taunton's immigration occurred near the turn of the s when immigrants would work in the city's mills. Taunton, Massachusetts Cities in Bristol County, Massachusetts Cities in Massachusetts County seats in Massachusetts Early American industrial centers Populated places established in Providence metropolitan area establishments in Massachusetts. Truman , and Dwight D.

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It is home to the corporate headquarters of many leading corporations in various industries. Currently, the city is trying to attract biotechnology research companies to its industrial parks. Silver City Galleria is a large shopping mall in Taunton catering to the local city and to the neighboring towns and cities of Raynham, Berkley, Rehoboth, Dighton, New Bedford and Norton.

Taunton has nine public elementary schools and three public middle schools. The city also has two Catholic elementary schools and one Catholic middle school: Taunton has three public high schools: Taunton is home to a satellite campus of Bay State College at Industrial Park Road serving Associate and bachelor's degrees to working professionals and career changers in the fields of business and management, criminal justice and medical assisting.

In addition, the city houses career schools such as the RobRoy Academy beauty school. The Taunton Green is the city's central square. Early in its history, "The Green" was used as a training ground for militias in the American Revolution. This is where and how the city earned its unofficial nickname in the surrounding areas as the "Christmas City.

A fountain is located at the center of the Taunton Green. The city is served by a central public library, the Taunton Public Library , which opened in and has undergone several expansions and renovations since that time. Also of note is the Old Colony Historical Society , which archives the city and region's past. Numerous religious groups exist within the city, including Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant congregations.

The First Parish Church, now a Unitarian Universalist church, located at Church Green at the east end of downtown, was founded in , before the Town of Taunton was even established. The current church dates from The Pilgrim Congregational Church on Broadway was formed in , its current church built in The city's oldest Roman Catholic parish, St.

The city of Taunton has a wide array of architecture ranging from the colonial period to modern times. There are numerous pre-Revolutionary War private homes within the city, the oldest of which is the Joseph Willis House on Worcester Street, dating to about The city has over one hundred buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Perhaps the most impressive structure in the city is the towering Bristol County Superior Courthouse , built in and designed by Frank Irving Cooper. With its tall copper dome, the Superior Courthouse is visible from many surrounding areas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Currently, the Courthouse Complex is undergoing a major expansion and renovation program.

Other significant buildings in the city include some fine stone churches, including the First Parish Church , the Pilgrim Congregational Church and St. Mary's Church on Broadway. Downtown Taunton has a number of historic commercial blocks along Main Street, Taunton Green and Broadway, built during the period from about to Many large homes built by the wealthy industrialists and merchants of the late 19th and early 20th century line Route 44 both east Dean Street and west Winthrop Street of the city center, while a majority of the city is occupied by more modest wood-framed single and multi-family homes, many over years old.

Modern single-family subdivisions , mostly built since the s, exist in the outskirts of the sprawling city. Founded in , the Society maintains a museum of regional objects, houses a research library specializing in local history and genealogy, and hosts arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Comcast's Taunton system carries all Providence and Boston stations as well and both markets are available over-the-air. However the station was silenced with the upgrade of Keating Wilcox's station also on , in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Taunton has four art galleries: Art Euphoric founded in has both visual and craft exhibits and sales. The Trescott Street Gallery founded in , primarily a visual arts gallery, but also exhibits crafts. Regional papers of importance such as the Boston Globe , Boston Herald , and Providence Journal , are also widely available. Taunton is home to the Morton Hospital and Medical Center , located on Washington Street, just north of the city center.

Taunton State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located on Hodges Avenue. One of its historic old buildings had to be brought down after it was severely damaged by fire in This hospital is now one of the very few mental health hospitals in Massachusetts for longer term in-patient care of psychiatric patients.

The city has a municipal water system, with a treatment plant and water supply in nearby Lakeville , as well as a public sewer system with a treatment plant on West Water Street in the south end of the city, discharging into the Taunton River. The Taunton Railway began in as the main rail transportation system, both industrial and passenger, connecting Taunton with points south, east, north, and west, including New Bedford and Cape Cod , Fall River and Newport , Somerset and Providence , Attleboro and Providence, Mansfield and Boston , Stoughton and Boston, Raynham Middleborough and Wareham as time went on.

Taunton is the central highway hub of southeastern Massachusetts. MA is also accessible from the eastern neighborhood of the city, popularly referred to as "East Taunton. Interstate runs through the northern portion of Taunton, unofficially referred to as "North Taunton", and parallel to Myles Standish Industrial Park, Taunton's main industrial park. Various smaller routes run through other parts of the city. Taunton is the western terminus of MA It merges into US 44 after entering the city.

There are plans being worked on to link parts of this rail with the Stoughton line of the MBTA commuter rail system to Boston. Taunton has its own municipal airport , serving mostly smaller craft and occasional commuter jets. The nearest airport with national airline service is T. Taunton High School is competitive in sports such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball. The city has a rich baseball and softball culture.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in Massachusetts, United States. List of people from Taunton, Massachusetts. Pleasant Cemetery, erected by the ladies of Taunton in , describes her in glowing eulogy as the "Foundress of the Town of Taunton;" but her name nowhere appears as one of the original purchasers, although that of another lady, 'Widdo Randall,' does; and so far as we can ascertain, the popular tradition of her purchase of the place with a jack-knife and a peck of beans [sic] must be ranked with the legend of Romulus and Remus as the founders of Rome, with that of William Tell as the deliverer of Switzerland, or that of Pocahontas as the savior of Captain Smith.

But notwithstanding the doubt that Miss Poole can justly be deemed the 'foundress of the town, we do know Retrieved June 9, Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 5, Press of Charles H. Buffington, City Government [of Taunton]. New England Historical Society. Archived from the original on 6 February Retrieved 6 February She would become the first woman to found a town in the Americas. The First Comers to Taunton".

A History of Bristol County, Massachusetts. New York and Chicago: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. Though Elizabeth Poole did not buy 'Taunton,' as the popular account sometimes has it, but only a small portion of the eastern borders of the then unoccupied territory, it is the brief narrative of her coming here that shall always remain like a star in the crown of the beginnings of the city.

We have been told of her arrival from England to Tetiquet by way of Dorchester, and how she actively interested herself in every fundamental project of the busy settlement She was interested in establishng a church here, according to her teaching and light, and with William Hooke and Nicholas Street, Oxford University graduates, she did begin that church. It is plain, too, that here she was accorded equality of rights, whether in the purchase of lands, in the sharing of iron works holdings, or in the establishment of religious interests.

Dam Continues to Hold". Archived from the original on February 5, Retrieved 21 March All County Subdivisions within Massachusetts". Geological Survey Taunton, MA 7. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, General Characteristics of Persons, Households, and Families: Populations of County Subdivisions: Bureau of the Census. Section 6, Pages and , Massachusetts Table 6. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: Pages through Department of the Interior, Census Office.

See also list of mayors of Taunton. The TFD currently operates out of five fire stations, located throughout the city, and operates a fire apparatus fleet of six engines, three ladders, one rescue unit, two brush units, one dive rescue unit, two fireboats, and several other special, support, and reserve units.

The current Chief of Department is Timothy J. Below is a complete listing of all fire station locations and apparatus in the city of Taunton. Taunton's economy has historically been based on silversmithing and shipbuilding. Also, the city produced the anchor for the USS Constitution.

Today, the city's economy has many emphases on semiconductor , silicon, and electronics manufacturing. It is home to the corporate headquarters of many leading corporations in various industries. Currently, the city is trying to attract biotechnology research companies to its industrial parks.

Silver City Galleria is a large shopping mall in Taunton catering to the local city and to the neighboring towns and cities of Raynham, Berkley, Rehoboth, Dighton, New Bedford and Norton. Taunton has nine public elementary schools and three public middle schools. The city also has two Catholic elementary schools and one Catholic middle school: Taunton has three public high schools: Taunton is home to a satellite campus of Bay State College at Industrial Park Road serving Associate and bachelor's degrees to working professionals and career changers in the fields of business and management, criminal justice and medical assisting.

In addition, the city houses career schools such as the RobRoy Academy beauty school. The Taunton Green is the city's central square. Early in its history, "The Green" was used as a training ground for militias in the American Revolution. This is where and how the city earned its unofficial nickname in the surrounding areas as the "Christmas City.

A fountain is located at the center of the Taunton Green. The city is served by a central public library, the Taunton Public Library , which opened in and has undergone several expansions and renovations since that time. Also of note is the Old Colony Historical Society , which archives the city and region's past. Numerous religious groups exist within the city, including Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant congregations. The First Parish Church, now a Unitarian Universalist church, located at Church Green at the east end of downtown, was founded in , before the Town of Taunton was even established.

The current church dates from The Pilgrim Congregational Church on Broadway was formed in , its current church built in The city's oldest Roman Catholic parish, St.

The city of Taunton has a wide array of architecture ranging from the colonial period to modern times. There are numerous pre-Revolutionary War private homes within the city, the oldest of which is the Joseph Willis House on Worcester Street, dating to about The city has over one hundred buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Perhaps the most impressive structure in the city is the towering Bristol County Superior Courthouse , built in and designed by Frank Irving Cooper.

With its tall copper dome, the Superior Courthouse is visible from many surrounding areas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Currently, the Courthouse Complex is undergoing a major expansion and renovation program.

Other significant buildings in the city include some fine stone churches, including the First Parish Church , the Pilgrim Congregational Church and St. Mary's Church on Broadway. Downtown Taunton has a number of historic commercial blocks along Main Street, Taunton Green and Broadway, built during the period from about to Many large homes built by the wealthy industrialists and merchants of the late 19th and early 20th century line Route 44 both east Dean Street and west Winthrop Street of the city center, while a majority of the city is occupied by more modest wood-framed single and multi-family homes, many over years old.

Modern single-family subdivisions , mostly built since the s, exist in the outskirts of the sprawling city. Founded in , the Society maintains a museum of regional objects, houses a research library specializing in local history and genealogy, and hosts arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Comcast's Taunton system carries all Providence and Boston stations as well and both markets are available over-the-air. However the station was silenced with the upgrade of Keating Wilcox's station also on , in Beverly, Massachusetts. Taunton has four art galleries: Art Euphoric founded in has both visual and craft exhibits and sales. The Trescott Street Gallery founded in , primarily a visual arts gallery, but also exhibits crafts. Regional papers of importance such as the Boston Globe , Boston Herald , and Providence Journal , are also widely available.

Taunton is home to the Morton Hospital and Medical Center , located on Washington Street, just north of the city center. Taunton State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located on Hodges Avenue.

One of its historic old buildings had to be brought down after it was severely damaged by fire in This hospital is now one of the very few mental health hospitals in Massachusetts for longer term in-patient care of psychiatric patients. The city has a municipal water system, with a treatment plant and water supply in nearby Lakeville , as well as a public sewer system with a treatment plant on West Water Street in the south end of the city, discharging into the Taunton River.

The Taunton Railway began in as the main rail transportation system, both industrial and passenger, connecting Taunton with points south, east, north, and west, including New Bedford and Cape Cod , Fall River and Newport , Somerset and Providence , Attleboro and Providence, Mansfield and Boston , Stoughton and Boston, Raynham Middleborough and Wareham as time went on. Taunton is the central highway hub of southeastern Massachusetts.

MA is also accessible from the eastern neighborhood of the city, popularly referred to as "East Taunton. Interstate runs through the northern portion of Taunton, unofficially referred to as "North Taunton", and parallel to Myles Standish Industrial Park, Taunton's main industrial park. Various smaller routes run through other parts of the city. Taunton is the western terminus of MA It merges into US 44 after entering the city. There are plans being worked on to link parts of this rail with the Stoughton line of the MBTA commuter rail system to Boston.

Taunton has its own municipal airport , serving mostly smaller craft and occasional commuter jets. The nearest airport with national airline service is T. Taunton High School is competitive in sports such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball.

The city has a rich baseball and softball culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Taunton, MA. City in Massachusetts, United States.

List of people from Taunton, Massachusetts. Pleasant Cemetery, erected by the ladies of Taunton in , describes her in glowing eulogy as the "Foundress of the Town of Taunton;" but her name nowhere appears as one of the original purchasers, although that of another lady, 'Widdo Randall,' does; and so far as we can ascertain, the popular tradition of her purchase of the place with a jack-knife and a peck of beans [sic] must be ranked with the legend of Romulus and Remus as the founders of Rome, with that of William Tell as the deliverer of Switzerland, or that of Pocahontas as the savior of Captain Smith.

But notwithstanding the doubt that Miss Poole can justly be deemed the 'foundress of the town, we do know Retrieved June 9, Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 5, Press of Charles H.

Buffington, City Government [of Taunton]. New England Historical Society. Archived from the original on 6 February Retrieved 6 February She would become the first woman to found a town in the Americas. The First Comers to Taunton". A History of Bristol County, Massachusetts. New York and Chicago: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.

Though Elizabeth Poole did not buy 'Taunton,' as the popular account sometimes has it, but only a small portion of the eastern borders of the then unoccupied territory, it is the brief narrative of her coming here that shall always remain like a star in the crown of the beginnings of the city.

We have been told of her arrival from England to Tetiquet by way of Dorchester, and how she actively interested herself in every fundamental project of the busy settlement She was interested in establishng a church here, according to her teaching and light, and with William Hooke and Nicholas Street, Oxford University graduates, she did begin that church. It is plain, too, that here she was accorded equality of rights, whether in the purchase of lands, in the sharing of iron works holdings, or in the establishment of religious interests.

Dam Continues to Hold". Archived from the original on February 5, Retrieved 21 March All County Subdivisions within Massachusetts". Geological Survey Taunton, MA 7. United States Census Bureau.

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