Introduction to Foxborough, Massachusetts
Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 16,246 people in Foxborough.
The town of Foxborough is named after Charles James Fox, a Whig Member of the British Parliament. Foxborough was first settled in 1704. It was the birthplace of the world's largest straw hat factory, Union Straw Works. This factory was founded by local businessman E.P. Carpenter. The town of Foxborough was incorporated in 1778.
Foxborough and nearby Attractions
- Foxborough State Forest
- F. Gilbert Hills State Forest
- Orpheum Theater
- Gillette Stadium
- Patriot Place
- Ace Archers
- Funway USA
Things To Do In Foxborough
There are a number of historic sites within the town of Foxborough. The town also offers golf courses, a shopping and entertainment complex, bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, a public shooting area, hiking and biking, horseback riding, a rock wall and a cross country skiing course. The home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, is also in Foxborough. In addition, Foxborough organizes the Three Stooges film festival every year.
Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.
Foxborough Higher Education
The nearby college is Stonehill College.