Introduction to Weymouth, Massachusetts
Weymouth, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town includes four distinct districts known as Bicknell Square, Weymouth Landing, Jackson Square and Columbian Square. Tang and the popular Bell's Seasoning are manufactured in the city. Weymouth has a large Irish population. Most of the land has been developed. It's included in the south shore region of the Boston Metropolitan area. The city took its name from a town in England.
The original settlers created a plantation known as "Old Spain." The settlers were forced to leave the area due to stealing from the Indians and making threats to the Plymouth Colony. The town was established in 1635. A prominent shoe making industry began in the early years of the 1700's and was producing shoes until 1973.
- Abigail Adams House was the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, the wife of President John Adams. She was also the mother of President John Quincy Adams.
- Canterbury-Libbey House is a notable historic home.
- East Weymouth features attractive Victorian Homes.
- The Fogg Library is an impressive old structure.
- The Whittmore House is an historic home.
- Washington School, located in Jackson Square is an historic building featuring Queen Anne architecture.
- Tireell House is a noteworthy old structure.
- Fogg Opera House is a notable historic building that has been converted to apartment units and retail shops.
- Town Hall is a recreation of the old Massachusetts State House.
There are numerous nearby attractions including the US Naval Ship Building Museum, Old Ship Meeting House, Quincy Historical Society Museum, Richard J. Koch Park, Josiah Quincy House, South Shore Natural Science Center, EXPO Centre, historic Plymouth and the historic Quincy.
Webb Memorial Park is located on a peninsula and offers scenic views of Boston and the Harbor Islands. It includes walking trails and areas for fishing. The Pilgrim Skating Arena is nearby. Residents enjoy the activities and entertainment located in Boston. There are numerous golf courses in the area including the Granite Links Golf Club and the Cohasset Golf Club. The nearby Natasket Beach is popular with residents. Hiking enthusiasts enjoy the close by Borderland State Park and Ames Nowell State Park.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the closest major airport. The MBTA provides bus services and the city is served by the MBTA Commuter Rail.