Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Yarmouth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Yarmouth.
Yarmouth Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Yarmouth was ranked 25th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 22nd in 2012. It was 19th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 8th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Yarmouth
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Yarmouth area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (150 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The area around modern-day Yarmouth was home to a number of indigenous groups. During the European colonization of the United States, the Wampanoag, who called it “Mattacheese”, inhabited the lands. Yarmouth was incorporated on September 3, 1639 as part of the Plymouth Colony and was named after Great Yarmouth in Norfolk County, England, located at the mouth of the river Yare.
What Yarmouth is Known for…
Early industry in Yarmouth centered on farming and other agricultural endeavors such as pig, sheep, and cattle ranches. Supporting such large livestock efforts, however, required massive amounts of lumber and by the end of the nineteenth century most of the area’s old-growth forests had vanished. Fortunately, Yarmouth also had easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and led many residents to work as whalers and ship captains. In 1854, Captain Asa Eldrige became the first American skipper to successfully navigate his vessel around the Cape of Good Hope. Today, Yarmouth is a popular tourist destination with just under 24,000 permanent residents.
List of Town Favorites
Keltic Kitchen—415 Route 28
Ann and Fran’s Kitchen—471 Main Street
Yarmouth House—335 Route 28
Di Parma Italian Table—175 Route 28
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
If you’re looking for Colonial, sea-faring history then Yarmouth has you covered. Stop by the former home of Captain Bangs Hallet—now a museum and headquarters of the Historical Society of Yarmouth—if you want to learn about the town’s passion for sailing. Several prominent organizations, such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the original storefront of Christmas Tree Shops are also located in Yarmouth.
Famous People from Yarmouth
Several famous Americans have called Yarmouth home, including Civil War major general Joseph Eldridge Hamblin, baseball outfielder Keith Reed, and decorated colonial Ranger John Gorham.