Introduction to Whitman, Massachusetts
Whitman, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 4 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 20 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Brockton metropolitan area. Whitman contains a population of approximately 13,882.
This town was initially settled by Europeans in 1670. It was the southern parish of Abington and was also known as Little Comfort, before it was renamed Whitman in 1886. The town was incorporated in 1875. It was widely renowned for its shoemaking industry in the past; in fact, it was home to around twenty shoe making factories at one point in time.
Whitman and nearby Attractions
- Hobart's Meadows Area
- Hardings Pond
- Whitman Town Park
- Peaceful Meadows Farm Stand
Things To Do In Whitman
Whitman is an ideal destination for lovers of nature. It offers vast stretches of well maintained parks where one can go for hiking, biking, horse riding, fishing and hunting. There are basketball courts and baseball fields for sports lovers. The Hardings Pond offers attractive views and is home to many forms of wildlife. It is also a popular fishing and skating area.
The General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport provides air transport.
Whitman Higher Education
Residents can easily access higher education at Massasoit Community College.