Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Pepperell, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Pepperell.
Pepperell Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Pepperell was ranked 169th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 129th in 2012. It was 153rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 107th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Pepperell
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Pepperell 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 Pepperell
Pepperell was first settled in 1720 as part of Groton. The community was given a separate identity as Groton West Parish in 1742. In 1753, Groton West Parish was made a district, and named Pepperell. The founders named it after Sir William Pepperell, a Massachusetts colonial soldier who led the Siege of Louisbourg during King George’s War. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1775.
What Pepperell is Known for…
Town resident William Prescott served as the commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill in what is now the Charlestown. One of only three covered bridges on public Massachusetts roads that is open to vehicular traffic is located on Groton Street in Pepperell. The current bridge opened on July 30, 2010. It replaced the well-known Chester H. Waterous Bridge that was demolished beginning July 30, 2008. It took two years to construct the new covered bridge.
Listing of Pepperell favorites
C & S Pizza of Pepperell, 55 Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463
Mariano’s, 105 Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463
Tea Cafe, 2 Tarbell St., Pepperell, MA 01463
Sandy’s Lunch Box,18 South Rd., Pepperell, MA 01463
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Built in 1844, District No. 3 Schoolhouse sits at the northeast corner of Shattuck and Harbor streets. The current brick schoolhouse is probably the third to be built on the site. The first was constructed sometime after 1772 when the town voted to build a school. In August 2006, John an Laurence Bagley gave the Pepperell Historical Society title to the District No. 3 Schoolhouse.
The Nashua River Rail Trail is a 12.5-mile paved, mixed-use rail trail under the jurisdication of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
It roughly follows the course of the Nashua River, passing through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, and Dunstable. It ends in Nashua, New Hampshire. The trail is used by walkers, bicyclists, inline skaters, and, in the winter, cross-country skiers.
Famous People from (or Who Lived in) Pepperell
William Prescott, an American colonel in the Revolutionary War, was born in Groton on February 20, 1727. Prescott, who commanded the rebel forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill, died in Pepperell on Oct. 13, 1797.
Herman Osman Stickney was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was born in Pepperell on December 10, 1876 and he died there on September 13, 1836, Stickney served as Commander, Pacific Fleet at the end of his military career. He was a recipient of the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.
John Wesley Emerson, (also known as J. W. Emerson), an American lawyer, was born in Pepperell on July 26, 1832. He was an American Civil War commander, Missouri Circuit Court judge, and the founder and principal investor of the Emerson Electric Company. He died in Ironton, Missouri on June 20, 1899.