Introduction to Raynham, Massachusetts
Raynham, Massachusetts is 2 miles N of Taunton, Massachusetts and 28 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Bristol county. The town is part of the Brockton metro area. The population of Raynham is 11,739.
The earliest settlers came to Raynham in 1639. At that time it was a part of Taunton. It was one of the earliest sites that had ironworks in America. The area was incorporated as Raynham in 1731; its name was based on the name of an English town, Rainham.
Raynham and nearby Attractions
- Raynham Racetrack
- Raynham Townhall
- Saint Anns Church
- Forge River Reservoir
- Brockton Country Club
Things To Do In Raynham
The town’s recreation department plans and arranges a number of recreational and educational activities for adults as well as children. The Borden Colony complex, which is spread over an area of 300 acres, has baseball, soccer and softball fields. It also has huge areas of farmlands and forests. People go for fishing, boating, picnicking and ice skating at Johnson’s Pond, depending on the time of year.
Boston Logan International Airport provides facilities for air-transportation.
Raynham Higher Education
The local college is Bridgewater State College.