Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Groveland, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Groveland.
Groveland Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Groveland was ranked 278th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 238th in 2012. It was 269th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 268th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Groveland
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Groveland 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.
Origin of Groveland
Originally, Groveland was the East Parish of Bradford, which was part of the town of Rowley. Before Bradford was separated from Rowley in 1672, it was called “Rowley on the Merrimack,” or just “Merrimack.” In 1897, Bradford was annexed by Haverhill. The Town of Groveland was officially incorporated on September 9, 1850. Residents celebrate the anniversary of this day as Groveland Day.
What Groveland is Known for…
Dedicated on Dec. 18, 1874, the First Congregational Church in Groveland is home to a bell crafted by Paul Revere. Of the 900 bells made by Revere’s company, this is the only remaining bell in active service. The Paul Revere and Sons bell, which first rang out from the Old South Church in 1815, was moved to the First Congregational Church and continues to ring out on Sunday mornings to call members to worship.
Listing of Groveland Favorites
Tea Garden Restaurant, 904 Salem St., Groveland, MA 01834
DeLeo’s Pizza, 180 Main St., Groveland, MA 01834
Pub 97, 935 Salem St., Groveland, MA 01834
Groveland Diner, 1 Elm Park, Groveland, MA 01834
Your Place & Ours Pizza and Subs, 8 Elm Park, Groveland, MA 01834
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Little Red School House, aka, The North School, is a one-room school house that was built in 1865. Still situated at its original location on Broad Street in a section of town known as Savaryville, the Little Red School House is owned by the town of Groveland, and leased to the Groveland Garden Club. The building was used as a school until 1956 when it could no longer accommodate the increase in the number of school-age children. The Little Red School House still boasts the same blackboards and floors that date back to its very beginnings.
Located on Washington St., Veasey Memorial Park is a 47.5 acre property, owned and managed by the Groveland Conservation Commission for open space purposes and passive recreational use. Veasey is a nature preserve with many animals, plants, insects, and birds; an historical site with original features recalling days past, and a recreation area with forest, fields, nature trails, and access to Johnson’s Pond for year-round fun and relaxation. Visitors can also enjoy Veasey’s trail system, picnic areas, car top boat access, and popular winter sledding hill.
Famous People from (or living in) Groveland
John G. B. Adams (Oct. 6, 1841-Oct. 19, 1900), American soldier, born in Groveland, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War
Pat Badger, bassist for the Boston band Extreme
Larry Dorr, lifelong resident, Manager of Blood Sweat & Tears for 26 years