Introduction to Norton, Massachusetts

Norton, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NW of Taunton, Massachusetts and 27 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Boston area.

Norton History

The first modern inhabitants of Norton settled in the area in 1669. Since the region was located at the northern border of Taunton, it was initially called North Taunton. The town was incorporated in March 1710, when its name was changed to Norton.

Norton and nearby Attractions

  • Camp Finburg
  • Camp Read
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Winnecunnet Pond
  • Norton Reservoir

Things To Do In Norton

Lake Winnecunnett is a popular spot for recreation. The town also has a forest where the legendary King Philip’s Cave is located, which is a popular haunt for tourists. The town has five schools whose playgrounds and gyms are used for recreational, athletic and cultural activities.

Norton Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Norton Higher Education

Wheaton College offers higher education in this area.

Norton Almanac

CountyBristol County
Standard Zip Codes02766
Phone Area Codes5,08,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.96
Approximate Longitude-71.18

Norton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Norton Public Libraries

Norton Public Library
Norton, Massachusetts
(508) 285-0265

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Norton Public Schools

Henri A. Yelle
64 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0190
Total Enrollment 382
J C Solmonese
315 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0120
Total Enrollment 448
L G Nourse Elementary
38 Plain Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0110
Total Enrollment 344
Norton High
66 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0160
Total Enrollment 731
Norton Middle
215 West Main Street
ZIP: 2766
(508) 285-0140
Total Enrollment 621

Norton Private Schools

New Testament Christian School
1 New Taunton Ave
ZIP: 2766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
Rainbow Kids Learning Center
366 Old Colony Rd
ZIP: 2766
Total Enrollment 15
The Children's Studio Ltd
184 W Main St Unit 5
ZIP: 2766
Total Enrollment 5
The Pinecroft School
33 Pine St
ZIP: 2766
Total Enrollment 35
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