Introduction to Hingham, Massachusetts
Hingham, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 2 miles NE of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 19,882 people in Hingham.
The town of Hingham was originally known as Bare Cove. It was first settled by Europeans in 1633. The town was incorporated in 1635 and was renamed Hingham. Originally, the town included Cohasset, Massachusetts, but it was separated in 1770. It was named after a village in the English County of Norfolk, East Anglia. Samuel Lincoln, the first American ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, also resided in this town between 1622 and 1690.
Hingham and nearby Attractions
- Wompatuck State Park
- Boston Harbor Cruises
- Bare Cove Fire Museum
- Town of Hingham Bathing Beach
Things To Do In Hingham
The town of Hingham features several recreational facilities. You can enjoy a day trip to the historical sites and museums of the town. In addition, you can enjoy swimming and other water sports in the nearby beaches. The shopping centers, theaters and the restaurants are ideal places to spend your leisure time.
The nearest international airport is Boston Logan International Airport.
Hingham Higher Education
The Quincy College is nearby.