Easton, MA Town and School Information
Easton, MA - First settled in 1694, this town overflows with New England charm. The Town Center is steeped in history with landmark buildings designed by H. H. Richardson (of Trinity Church in Boston fame) in the North Easton Historic district. Buildings designed by H. H. Richardson include The Ames Free Library, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, The Old Colony Railroad Station, The Ames Gate Lodge, and The F. L. Ames Gardener's Cottage. The Rockery, also known as the Memorial Cairn was designed by noted landscaper Frederick Law Olmsted (better known for laying out Central Park in N.Y. City and Boston's Emerald Necklace park system).
Much of Easton's attractions are centered around land once owned by the Ames Family. Oliver Ames was Governor of Massachusetts from 1887-1890. In 1803 the Ames Shovel Co. was established, which provided the shovels which laid the Union Pacific Railroad. Borderland State Park once owned by Oakes Ames, grounds open to the public and mansion tours once a month on Sundays from spring through fall and 1,782-acres of trails and grounds that are enjoyed by many. Newly opened to the public in 2004 is the Governor Ames Estate Park, a 36 acre park with 19th century stone stable, Studio, ponds, brook, and rare specimen trees. Whether a year-round resident or visitor, there are many conservation areas for hiking, museums, a thriving educational and cultural community, public and private golf courses, and very special attractions that make the town of Easton a very special place.
Located south of Boston with easy access into the city of Boston, Easton is a commuter's dream. MBTA trains are found in three surrounding towns of Mansfield, Stoughton, and Brockton. Easton has been named in Boston Magazine as best place to live in 2009 and made Money Magazine's top 100 places to live in America 2008, 2009, and 2011.
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The town of Easton, located in Eastern Massachusetts (south of Boston), in Plymouth County, was incorporated in 1725. The town covers 29.2 square miles and is bordered by Brockton, West Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham, Norton, Mansfield, Sharon and Stoughton. Easton can be reached by major highways Rte 24 and Interstate 495 and Rtes 106, 123, 138 run through it.
Easton is home to Stonehill College, a private, non-profit, coeducational, Roman Catholic, Liberal Arts college.
The town is also home to Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School,
which serves all the bordering towns (except Taunton and Raynham), plus
Foxborough. Students may choose to attend Southeastern, Oliver Ames or Bristol County Agricultural High School free of charge.
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