Introduction to Sharon, Massachusetts
Sharon, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area, Sharon is home to some 17,408 residents.
Sharon was originally established in 1637 as a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was incorporated as a town in 1775 and named Stoughtonham. The present name Sharon was given to it in February 1783. The town played a role in the American Revolution as its people made cannonballs for the Continental Army.
Sharon and nearby Attractions
- Sharon Country Club
- Sharon Public Library
- Neipris Library
- Lake Massapoag
- Memorial Beach
Things To Do In Sharon
Sharon is a beautiful town with tree lined streets. Lake Massapoag is a very popular spot where people go to relax as well as indulge in games and fitness activities. People also fish and swim at the Memorial beach. The area is a popular spot for fireworks and concerts. The public library of Sharon has an excellent collection of books, magazines and CDs, among many other things.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.
Sharon Higher Education
The local college is the Stonehill College.