Introduction to Abington, Massachusetts
Abington was first inhabited by European settlers in the year 1668. The area, at that time, included the present-day towns of Rockland, Bridgewater, Whitman and parts of Hanover. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1712. Later, in 1874 and 1875, the towns of Rockland and Whitman separated and incorporated as individual towns. Abington was named by Governor Joseph Dudley as a tribute to Anne Venables Bertie, the Countess of Abington, England, who helped him in securing the governorship of the colony.
Abington and nearby Attractions
- Abington Park
- Fuller Craft Museum
- Ames Nowell State Park
- Town Park
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Island Grove Park
Things To Do In Abington
There is no end to the number of things to do in Abington, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. You can choose from a variety of entertainment and recreation options available in and around the Abington area. Go shopping, catch a movie or just enjoy the great outdoors. The city has many open places and parks too for one to relax with family and friends.
The nearest major airport to Abington is Boston Logan International airport.
Abington Higher Education
Massasoit Community College serves the city.