Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for North Attleboro, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to North Attleboro.
North Attleboro Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, North Attleboro was ranked 127th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 130th in 2012. It was 257th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 259th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in North Attleboro
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the North Attleboro 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.
North Attleboro History
North Attleboro is located along the old Bay Path, a pre-Colonial trail for native Americans that led to Narragansett Bay and the Boston area. An industrial town in Massachusetts, North Attleboro was established in 1669 by John Woodcock and his family. This small settlement on the border of Rhode Island, was occupied by nearly 2,200 people by 1776.
During the 19th century, sawmills were built, and nail factories were replaced by the cotton spinning mills. Jewelry and textile manufacturing industries were the two main industries that dominated the town in 1832. Named after Attleborough, England, North Attleboro became a town in 1887.
The legal spelling of the town is “North Attleborough,” although the popular spelling is North Attleboro. Most people use the shortened version.
What North Attleboro Is Known For…
Major league baseball stars Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, and others – paid by wealthy local businessmen – played in the “Little World Series” between North Attleboro and Attleboro. The Little World Series was won by Attleboro in 1919 and North Attleboro in 1920.
George Washington spent a night in North Attleboro at the old Woodcock Garrison House.
A settler known as “the Frenchman” established a brass working forge in North Attleboro village in 1780, giving birth to the button-making and jewelry industries in town. In the 20th century, North Attleboro was home to the jewelry firms Jostens, the world’s largest class ring manufacturer and the Balfour Company, maker of championship rings for Major League Baseball’s World Series’ winners and the National Football League’s Super Bowl champions. The jewelry industry thrived in the 1800s, spurred in part by orders for badges and medals placed by the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Listing of North Attleboro Favorites
Havana Café, 329 N Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Bistro 45, 49 N. Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Quan’s Kitchen, 652 Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Cafe Porto Bello, 6 N Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Located atop the highest point in Bristol County, North Attleboro’s World War I Memorial Park and Zoo sits 390 feet above sea level and offers a scenic view of the town and surrounding landscape. The Angle Tree Stone is a 9-foot-tall slate monument in a wooded area near upper High Street. It was created in 1790 by a father and son who made grave markers to replace a tree that had been used as a boundary marker between the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. The Falls Fire Barn Museum of North Attleboro History is operated by the North Attleboro Fire Barn Preservation Society. Constructed in 1893, the wood building served as an active fire station until 1976 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Famous People from North Attleboro
Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (1884–1968), Republican US representative, Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1947–1949 and 1953–1955. Publisher of the North Attleboro Chronicle. The J.W. Martin Elementary School is named in his honor.
Robert F. Toner – Second lieutenant U.S. Army Air Corp. Second World War co-pilot of the B-24-D Liberator named Lady be Good which was lost in the Libyan desert in 1943. Robert Toner Boulevard is named in his honor.
Chris Sullivan, former defensive end for the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers