Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Acushnet, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Acushnet.
Acushnet Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Acushnet was ranked 230th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 144th in 2012. It was 162nd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 42th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Acushnet
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Acushnet area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Acushnet was originally settled as part of Dartmouth which was settled in 1650, although the area that now consists of Acushnet wasn’t settled until 1659. It wasn’t incorporated as a town until 1860 when it was named Acushnet, after the Wampanoag tribe’s word Cushnea, which meant “peaceful resting place near water.”
What Acushnet is Known for…
When Dartmouth was originally settled, there were only thirty-four settlers. The original settlement of Dartmouth included the present towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Westport, all of which are best known for its ties to the sea. In 1787, New Bedford seceded from Dartmouth and contained the land of Acushnet; Acushnet would remain a part of New Bedford until 1860.
The Acushnet River runs through the town and historically helped to provide the biggest industry in town, the sea and whaling industries. The river leads into Buzzard’s Bay which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. It is here that many sea expeditions from town departed from, including the whaler Acushnet, which was once boarded by the famous author Herman Melville. This voyage helped inspire his most famous novel Moby Dick.
Acushnet has since been the headquarters of the world famous Titleist brand which manufactures golf balls, clubs and other products.
Famous People from Acushnet
Gideon Nye was born in Acushnet where he first found his love for the sea. Nye travelled to China for the first time in 1831, and fell in love with the culture. He went on to become a wealthy merchant. He lived in Canton, China where he would work as a merchant for over fifty years.