Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Hopkinton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Hopkinton.
Hopkinton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Hopkinton was ranked 242nd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 246th in 2012. However, it was 279th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 270th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Hopkinton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Hopkinton 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 Hopkinton
The English settlement of Hopkinton, which was called Magwonkkommok by the local native Americans, owes its beginnings to a donation made to Harvard College by Edward Hopkins, an English citizen. The college trustees used part of that money to purchase the territory from the Native Americans and named it “Hopkinstown,” or “Hopkinton,” as a tribute to Hopkins.
The town of Hopkinton was incorporated on December 13, 1715. It originally included the village of Ashland and part of Holliston and Upton. The trustees initially leased the land out to tenants, who ultimately purchased the land from the trustees and discontinued the rent system in 1832.
What Hopkinton is Known for…
Every Patriots Day since 1924 – when the course was lengthened from 25 miles to 26 miles, 385 years and moved from Ashland – Hopkinton has been the starting place of the world-renowned Boston Marathon. Thousands and now tens of thousands of runners from all over the world gather on Main Street to begin their runs, culminating at the finish line in Boston’s Copley Square.
In the early 1800s, many people, including governors and ex-governors from as far away as New York traveled by four-horse stage coach to visit Hopkinton’s famous “Mineral Springs and Hotel” located four miles from the town center. Many international visitors also came to the Mineral Springs. The hotel burned down in the mid-1800s.
Listing of Hopkinton Favorites
Water Fresh Farm, 151 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Carbone’s Restaurant, 280 Cedar St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Cornells, 229 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Red Barn Coffee At Angel’s Cafe, 285 W Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Aiken’s Park is a 3/4 acre parcel of land located on the north side of Cordaville Road (Rte 85) at the Southborough line. The Sudbury River passes through this small triangular area, which is a very popular fishing spot.
Carrigan Park is the site of Hopkinton’s Little League Ball fields. Located behind the old high school on Main Street, it was given to the town by two teachers who taught grade school for many years. The land was part of their father’s farm.
College Rock Park, is an 11-acre parcel of land located on College Street. You can climb a 1/4 mile-long path to get to the top of the 70-foot-high ledge, known as “College Rock.” From the top you can see a portion of Milford. Many ducks make their nests around the small, peaceful meadow. There are other trails to hike or bike as well.
Famous People from (or Who Lived in) Hopkinton
John Eliot was born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England in 1604 and died in Hopkinton in 1690. Eliot, a Puritan missionary to the Native Americans, was often called “the apostle to the Indians.”
Walter A. Brown was born in Hopkinton on February 10, 1905 and died there on September 7, 1964. Brown was the founder and original owner of the Boston Celtics as well as an important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States.
Daniel Shays was born in Hopkinton in 1747. An American soldier, revolutionary, and farmer, Shays was one of the leaders of Shays’ Rebellion, a populist uprising against oppressive debt collection and tax policies in Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. Shays died in Sparta, New York on September 29, 1825.