The Town of Easton was ranked in the top 50 best small towns to live in America by Money Magazine in 2011. Easton is a suburban community conveniently located between Boston and Providence, R.I. Easton was incorporated in 1725, and is an historical town with four National Register Historic Districts, one of which includes five buildings designed by renowned architect, Henry H. Richardson. Easton’s industrial history is most noted for the production of shovels by the Ames Shovel Company established in the early 1800’s. The company was nationally known for providing shovels used for construction of the Union Pacific Railroad during America’s westward expansion. The Ames family greatly influenced the character and growth of North Easton with its noted architecture, their philanthropic commitments, and attentiveness to education which was a trademark of the family.
Easton’s school system is comprised of a high school, middle school, and several elementary schools. The town is also host to Southeastern Regional Technical High School, a vocational school serving nine area towns, and Stonehill College, a catholic College with a 375-acre campus in Easton. About 15% of the 29.04 square-mile town is conservation land. Recreational activities abound at Borderland State Park, Frothingham Park, Governor Ames Estate, Militia Park, and NRT’s Sheep Pasture & Wheaton Farm. Easton is also host to two golf courses, tennis and pool club, a YMCA, a horseback riding stable and an award winning Children’s Museum.
Easton Town Clerk: (508) 230-0530
Town website: www.easton.ma.us
School website: www.easton.k12.ma.us
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Estimated Population: 23,907