Introduction to Dighton, Massachusetts
The town of Dighton is the geographic and rural economic center of the county. Originally Dighton was a part of Taunton's South Purchase, but it separated in 1672 and incorporated in 1712. It was named after Frances Dighton Williams, the wife of an elderly resident. Initially, it was a shipbuilding community, but today, many different kinds of trades prosper in the region.
Dighton and Nearby Attractions
- Gov. Stephen Hopkins House
- Beavertail Lighthouse Museum
- Bridge Village Heritage Park
- Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
- Wachusett Mountain
Things To Do In Dighton
Some of the museums near Dighton are Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, Children's Museum in Easton, and the Fall River Historical Society. Popular historical sites include the Gov. Stephen Hopkins House, Roger Williams National Memorial, and the Slater Mill Historic Site. Several parks for outdoor recreation are also nearby including, Beavertail State Park, Bridge Village Heritage Park, and Demarest Lloyd Memorial State Park. Other attractions include Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Buttonwood Park Zoo, and Fall River Carousel.
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Dighton Higher Education
Andover Newton Theological School, Art Institute of Boston, and Bay State College are colleges close to Dighton.