Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Norton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Norton.
Norton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Norton was ranked 264th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 240th in 2012. However, it was 209th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 136th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Norton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Norton 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.
First settled in 1669, under the name North Taunton, because it is located north of Taunton. In 1711 it was shortened to Norton and officially incorporated.
What Norton is Known for…
Norton is best known for two things: Wheaton College and the Deutsche Bank Championship. Wheaton College is a small liberal arts college, frequently ranked among the top in the country; after opening in 1834, it served as an all women’s school until 1988 when it began to admit men. The Deutsche Bank Championship is hosted at local course TPC Boston. This is a stop on the PGA Tour and has been previously won by Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Vijay Singh.
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
One of the more recreational locations in town is Winnecunnet Pond. It is known for being one of the best and most populated locations for ice fishing, and remains a popular fishing destination through summer months as well.
Famous People from Norton
Jonathan Eddy was a prominent military figure in multiple wars that helped form the nation. Born in Norton in 1726, in his early twenties he enlisted in the military and fought for the British. After the war he returned home and worked as a farmer. As the Revolutionary War approached, Eddy was vocal in his support of the Continental Army and was awarded with the rank of Colonel.