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NORTON LIVING

ABOUT NORTON

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.


People
Total Population 19,362
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 10,300
Age of the Population 38


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