Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Raynham, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Raynham.
Raynham Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Raynham was ranked 23rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 51st in 2012. However, it was 60th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 140th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Raynham
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Raynham 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.
Raynham was incorporated as a town on April 2, 1731, after it had been separated from the eastern end of Taunton in Bristol County, where the iron works was located.
Town leaders from the first families petitioned the Massachusetts General Court three times before Raynham was allowed to become independent from Taunton.
For more than two centuries, the iron works was the dominant industry in the town. The town also had other small manufacturing companies including; a grist mill, sawmills, a straw hat factory, and several shoe manufacturers.
Despite these industries, Raynham was still a rural town that depended on farming. Some small farms in Raynham specialized in growing fruit including strawberries, peaches, and apples.
What Raynham Is Known For . . .
Known as the site of the earliest successful iron works (1652), Raynham is now a thriving, successful community. Once a rural hamlet, the town has become a suburban bedroom community. But because of its location at the crossroads of major roadways, it is also a commercial center in its own right. Raynham Woods Commerce Park, a 330-acre site, is home to some major corporations and is one of the premier industrial parks in Southeastern Massachusetts. Business thrives along two major corridors, Routes 44 and 138.
Listing of Raynham Favorites
Stoneforge, 90 Paramount Dr, Raynham, MA 02767
Milk Bottle Restaurant, 785 Broadway, Raynham, MA 02767
Our Mom’s Place, 575 South St. W. Ste 12, Raynham, MA 02767
Royal Pizza, 1470 Route 44, Raynham, MA 02767
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Raynham offers recreational programs and facilities for children and adults. The town’s 300-acre Borden Colony complex has fields for soccer, baseball, and softball plus acres of forest and farmlands for passive recreation. Johnson’s Pond is open to the public for fishing, ice-skating, picnicking, and boating. In addition, the town has numerous conservation areas for the preservation of the natural environment.
The Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park is located in Raynham but racing at the park ended on January 1, 2010 when the state banned all greyhound racing. The building now hosts simulcast racing.
Famous People from Raynham
Toby Gilmore – a former slave, who volunteered in 1776 to serve in the Continental Army in place of his master who had been drafted. He served under General George Washington as tent master and is believed to have crossed the Delaware with him and spent the winter at Valley Forge.
Gil Santos – the longtime radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
William R. Trucchi, Sr. – Entrepreneur who founded Trucchi’s Supermarkets in 1928.