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.
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
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.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.
Norton Higher Education
Wheaton College offers higher education in this area.
|Male Share of the Population||49%|
|Female Share of the Population||51%|
|Employed Population 16+||10,300|
|Age of the Population||38|