Introduction to Norwell, Massachusetts
Norwell, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 8 miles SE of Weymouth, Massachusetts (center to center) and 19 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 9,765 people lived in Norwell.
The town of Norwell was settled in 1634, and established in 1849, when it became known as South Scituate. The name was changed to Norwell in 1888. It was named in honor of Henry Norwell, who funded the maintenance of the town roads. Early settlers were attracted to the land for agricultural reasons, but shipbuilding became a major industry later on. Norwell is located in Plymouth County, which was created in 1685.
Norwell and Nearby Attractions
- Jacobs Farm Museum
- Salt Marsh Conservation Area
- Southshore Natural Science Center
- Humarock Beach
- Museum of Afro American History
- Wompatuck State Park
Things To Do In Norwell
Norwell is home to many parks and open spaces such as the Fogg Park, the Gaffield Park, the Albert Norris Conservation Area, the Salt Marsh Conservation Area, and Garfield Park. The Jacobs Farm Museum has a collection of artifacts relating to the history of the region. The Humarock Beach is also located nearby. Other places often visited include the Old Bridgewater Historical Society Museum, Shirley-Eustis House, Boston Historical Society and Museum, Museum of Transportation, and USS Constitution Museum. The Myles Standish Monument State Reservation, Boston Harbor Islands National Park, and Wompatuck State Park are also not far from Norwell.
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is nearby.
Norwell Higher Education
Massasoit Community College, Bridgewater State College, and Quincy College are colleges nearby.