Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Taunton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Taunton.
Taunton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Taunton was ranked 90th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 131st in 2012. It was 22nd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 45th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Taunton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Taunton 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.
Founded in 1637 by members of the Plymouth Colony, Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the United States. The native Americans called the region Cohannet, Tetiquet, and Titicut before the arrival of the Europeans. Taunton was officially incorporated as a town on September 3, 1639. Most of the town’s settlers were originally from Taunton in Somerset, England, which led early settlers to name the settlement after that town.
What Taunton Is Known For…
Taunton is known as the Silver City because it was a historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th century. Companies such as Reed & Barton, F. B. Rogers, Poole Silver, and others produced fine-quality silver goods in the city.
Listing of Taunton Favorites
Frates Drive-In, 1423 Somerset Ave,, Taunton, MA 02780
DeVito’s Pizzeria, 4 Taunton Green, Taunton, MA 02780
The Ugly Duckling Restaurant & Bar, 47 Weir St., Taunton, MA 02780
Benjamin’s Restaurant, 698 Bay St., Taunton, MA 02780
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Sanctuary: A small heavily-wooded wildlife sanctuary by the Three Mile River, that offers (unmaintained) hiking trails, bathrooms, beautiful wooden bridges, bird watching, and picnic grounds.
Hopewell Park: A large city park that offers woodlands, a river, walking paths, sports facilities, a public swimming pool, etc.
Massasoit State Park: The city’s largest park that offers a wide range of recreational activities, such as, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting (restrictions), mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, skiing (cross-country), and more.
Famous People from Taunton
William Z. Foster (1881–1961) – American Communist Party’s presidential candidate in 1924, 1928, and 1932; also, party chairman from 1945 to 1956
William Mason (1808–1883) – engine builder; machinist; manufacturer of locomotives and cotton machinery; pioneer in the building of locomotives; patented the “self-acting mule” and the “Mason’s Self-acting Mule,” founder of the Mason Machine Works in 1873. Built engine that carried Abraham Lincoln to his Illinois grave
Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814) – politician; a Supreme Court Judge of Massachusetts (1796–1804); a signer of the Declaration of Independence