Introduction to Easton, Massachusetts
Easton, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 7 miles SW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Brockton metropolitan area. Easton has a population of 22,299.
The first settler, Clement Briggs, arrived in Easton in the year 1694. The area used to be called the "East End" of the Taunton North Purchase and when the incorporation of the city took place in 1725, it came to be called "Easton." The Ames Shovel Company was established in 1803. This paved the way for the Union Pacific Railroad, which opened up the West to American Explorers. The city of Easton is governed by a town administrator and an elected committee of selectmen.
Easton and nearby Attractions
- John F Kennedy Library and Museum
- Moreau Hall
- Easton Rod and Gun Club
- Poquanticut Brook
- Tisdale Cemetery
- Holy Cross Church
Things To Do In Easton City
There are has a number of historical sites around the city of Easton like the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Ames Free Library and the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. One can visit the interesting and unusual war memorial created by Frederick Law Olmsted, called The Rockery or the Memorial Cairn. The various churches and cemeteries around Easton reflect the city’s historical and architectural background. One can also spend a fun time in the Borderland State Park that offers opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, ice skating and sledding. Enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the shops at Fellsway Plaza Shopping Center and the Glendale Square Shopping Center.
Boston Logan International is the local major airport.
Easton Higher Education
The city is served by Stonehill College.