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Plymouth County Data

Website Updates:
July 2017
Obit: John Alden, Henry Pickens, John Hersey, Zillah Thomas

March 2017
News-Disasters: 1905 Brockton Disaster - Contributed by Robin Line

Plymouth County
lighthouse
Lighthouse, Cedar Point Scituate Harbor, Scituate vicinity

Formed in 1685
The county seats are Plymouth and Brockton

The Town of Plymouth is situated 37 miles south-west of Boston, at the bottom of a harbor on the bay of Massachusetts.
Patuxet was the Native American name of Plymouth.
The area of Plymouth is large, and there are more than fifty ponds in the town, covering 3000 acres. In the rear of the village is Burying Hill, formerly Fort Hill. It overlooks the sea, being 160 feet above sea-level, and embraces about 8 acres. On this height the Pilgrims built a fort in 1675, on the approach of King Piiilip's war, one hundred feet square, strongly palisaded, ten and a half foot high. The hill is now covered with the graves of former generations.
place of the Pilgrims. About 50 of the passengers of the May Flower, were buried here -- among them Gov. Carver, and Rose Standish.
Plymouth was the first town built in Massachusetts by Europeans. The landing at Plymouth Rock was first made December 11,1620, O. S, The Shallop containing Carver, Bradford, Winslow, Standish, and others, with 8 or 10 seamen came near shore, and found a harbor fit for shipping. A part of their number landed and examined the country. Near the shore they found Indian corn had been planted two or three years before. A beautiful brook was near, and springs of pure water. So they judged it a good place for settlement. On Saturday the 23, they began to cut timber for building. The story of their sufferings, and final success has often been told.  [Source: "Historical Sketches of Towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties, Massachusetts".  By Dean Dudley (c. 1873)]


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Abington * Bridgewater * Brockton * Carver * Duxbury * Cedar Crest * South Duxbury  * East Bridgewater * Halifax * Hanover * Hanson * Hingham * Hull * Kingston * Lakeville * North Lakeville  * Marion * Marion Center  * Marshfield * Brant Rock * Green Harbor * Marshfield Hills * Ocean Bluff * Mattapoisett * Mattapoisett Center * Middleborough * Middleborough Center * Norwell * Pembroke * North Pembroke * Plymouth * North Plymouth * White Island Shores * Plympton * Rochester * Rockland * Scituate * North Scituate * Wareham * Onset * Wareham Center * West Wareham  * Weweantic * West Bridgewater * Whitman
 

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