Introduction to Walpole, Massachusetts
Walpole, Massachusetts is 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Norfolk County. The town is part of the Boston metro area. The population of Walpole is 22,824.
Walpole was originally resided by the Neponset Native American tribes. This area was a part of the town of Dedham. In 1724, Walpole was separated from Dedham and was incorporated as a town. It was named after Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime minister of Great Britain. The town began to develop after the American Revolutionary War. During the 1860s, the Norfolk County railroad connected the town to Boston and New York City. A number of churches were also established in Walpole during this time.
Walpole and nearby Attractions
- Francis William Bird Park
- Neponset River
- Blue Hills Trailside Museum
- F. Holland Day Historic House Museum
Things To Do In Walpole
There are several parks and playgrounds in Walpole. You can also enjoy the scenic views of the traversing streams across old granite bridges at Francis William Bird Park. In addition, the park offers four tennis courts, an outdoor stage and a basketball court. The town also includes shopping areas, theaters and restaurants.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport.
Walpole Higher Education
Babson College is nearby.