Introduction to Bellingham, Massachusetts
Bellingham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 13 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 15,314 people live in Bellingham.
There is not much historical evidence regarding any tribal communities in the land that became Bellingham. The region was very swampy in the past and was not considered worthy of settlement. However, things changed gradually and by 1718, the village petitioned for a separate identity. It was officially incorporated as a town on November 27, 1719. The region was originally named "Westham," but at the time of incorporation its name was changed to Bellingham. It was named in the honor of Richard Bellingham, the three time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Bellingham and nearby Attractions
- Bellingham Parks Department
- Southwick's Zoo
- Franklin Recreation
- Chilson Park
- Draper Park
- Blackstone Parks & Recreation
Things To Do In Bellingham
The city has numerous well-maintained parks. These are great places to hang out with family members and friends. Food lovers can have a great time enjoying the popular dishes in the various restaurants dotting the city. There are also many historic sites worth visiting in and around the area.
The nearest major airport to Bellingham is Boston Logan International.
Bellingham Higher Education
Bryant college serves the city.