Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Rehoboth.
Rehoboth Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Rehoboth was ranked 150th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 123rd in 2012. However, it was 76th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 118th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Rehoboth
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Rehoboth 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.
The Carpenter family founded Rehoboth along with several other families in 1643 as part of Plymouth County. The area was incorporated in 1645, making it one of the earliest Massachusetts towns to incorporate. The town was named for the Hebrew word for “enlargement,” referring to the large space settlers enjoyed.
Early Rehoboth, known as “Old Rehoboth,” included all of what is now Seekonk, Massachusetts, and East Providence, Rhode Island, in addition to parts of Attleboro, North Attleboro, Swansea and Somerset in Massachusetts, and Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Pawtucket, Cumberland, and Woonsocket in Rhode Island.
What Rehoboth Is Known For…
Rehoboth was the birthplace of public education in North America and the town still boasts an excellent educational system today.
The town was once listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the town with the most golf courses in the United States. Rehoboth is also known as having the first tornado in the United States recorded by a European colonist in August of 1671.
Once considered as a possible state capital, Rehoboth lost out to Boston because it had a seaport.
The town is also home to the Anawan Rock, where Captain Benjamin Church surrounded and captured Anawan, a Wampanoag chief and advisor to King Philip, and his men, effectively ending King Philip’s War in southeastern Massachusetts. The Wampanoags had taken this position above Squannakonk Swamp to hide from the colonists. (Although it was a desolate place at the time, the rock itself is not far from what is now Route 44.)
Listing of Rehoboth Favorites
Zeno’s II Restaurant Chinese Kitchen, 319 Tremont St., Rehoboth, MA 02769
KP Diner, 481 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, MA 02769
Apna Punjab, 3 Park St., Rehoboth, MA 02769
Uncle Ed’s Front Porch, 116 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, MA 02769
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
One town landmark is related to education: The historic Hornbine School, built in 1845, is located in the southeast corner of town and is open to the public from June to September.
Rehoboth is home to several conservation areas and public access hiking/walking areas including the Rehoboth State Forest. Tucked away in the woods off Peck and Francis streets, the Rehoboth State Forest offers a 1.9 mile hiking trail. Bordering the Palmer River near the second Congregational Church, the Ephraim Hunt Ministerial Land Conservation Area on Pond Street also offers hiking trails.
Famous People from Rehoboth
Mary Butterworth, (July 27, 1686 – February 7, 1775), a Rehoboth native, ran a counterfeiting ring in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
John W. Davis born in Rehoboth on March 7, 1826 served as the 38th and 41st Governor of Rhode Island. He died on January 25, 1907.
Michael Glancy, internationally renowned contemporary glass artist, is a resident and has had his studio in the town since the 1970s.