Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Georgetown, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Georgetown.
Georgetown Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Georgetown was ranked 224th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 and it was 196th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000”.
American Alarm’s History in Georgetown
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Georgetown 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.
Georgetown was originally settled in 1639 by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers. At that time it was part of the town of Rowley. Several farmers began settling along the Penn Brook and by the mid-1600s they had created Rowley’s West Parish. The village then became known as New Rowley. Small mills and a shoe company opened up in the town. The town continued to grow and by 1838 it was incorporated and renamed Georgetown.
What Georgetown Is Known For…
Since 1854, the Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. has been owned and operated by its members. A privately-owned, non-profit corporation, Erie 4 serves as one of the Georgetown Fire Department’s two Fire Companies. Although privately-owned fire companies were common in the mid-1800s, most of them have become owned by the taxpayers. The Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. is the oldest privately-owned, volunteer fire company in the United States.
Additionally, the shoe industry – the most important industry in the town – was part of a cottage industry in Georgetown for generations. The last shoe factory closed around 1970. However, at one point in its history, the town probably had more shoe manufacturers than any other town in the U.S. with a similar population.
Georgetown served as the filming location for the movie “The Women” (2008). The movie starred numerous Hollywood leading ladies, including Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, and Debra Messing.
Listing of Georgetown Favorites
Theo’s Restaurant, 10 North St., Georgetown, MA 01833
Village Sub & Pizza, 14 Central St., Georgetown, MA 01833
Pomodori, 42 Central St., Georgetown, MA 01833
Pizza Factory Inc., 21 W Main St., Georgetown, MA 01833
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Brocklebank Museum on East Main St. is open every Sunday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. from June 23 through Columbus Day weekend in October. The Brocklebank-Nelson-Beecher house is a First Period structure believed to have been built in the late 1600s. The museum contains hundreds of items from Georgetown’s past including the original railroad depot sign and china used in the famous old Baldpate Inn.
The 1,112-acre Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, offers trails for hiking, walking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Wheeler Brook Farm on Jewett St. offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including pick-your-own.
Famous People from (or living in) Georgetown
Terry O’Reilly, former hockey player and captain of the Boston Bruins
Jenny Thompson, U.S. Olympic swimming star, from 1974 to early 1980s
John Updike, novelist, from 1976 to 1982
Charles Beecher, American minister, composer of religious hymns, and author