Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Sherborn, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Sherborn.
Sherborn Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Sherborn was ranked 197th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 242nd in 2012. It was 133rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 210th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Sherborn
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Sherborn 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 Sherborn
The whole Charles River valley from South Natick to the falls at Medway kept its Indian name “Boggestow.” The first settlers bought land along the Charles River flood plains at the southeastern edge of the present Sherborn-Millis town line. After 1674, settlers established individual farms throughout town. Boggestow was large enough to be incorporated as a new town in 1674 named “Sherborne” by the General Court.
What Sherborn is Known for…
Sherborn is proud of its rural heritage. This heritage is still evident in active farms and orchards, winding tree-lined roads and preserved in the town forest and other extensive public lands. Open space comprises more than 50% of the town’s area. Sherborn is also known for its commitment to excellence in public education.
Listing of Sherborn favorites
Sherborn Sandwich & Pizza Company, 11 S. Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770
Sherborn Inn Restaurant, 33 N. Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770
C & L Frosty, 27 N. Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770
Simji’s Rustic Pizza, 21 S. Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Whitney-Paul House on North Main Street is one of Sherborn’s most historic houses. Standing at the busiest intersection in town, the old inn exudes tranquility. It embodies nearly 300 years of Sherborn history, from pre-Revolutionary days to the 21st century. Built in the early 1700s, probably in 1716, the Whitney-Paul House was later home to the Hon. Daniel Whitney, a member of the Provincial Congress.
The First Parish Church is the third meeting house built on the town green. It is the historic, civic and spiritual center of Sherborn. Erected in 1830, the church is an example of New England church architecture of this period with its graceful steeple and Doric pillars. The First Parish Church is architecturally significant, but its setting on the town green is also significant, representing the classic New England village form of the period.
The 1858 Town House functioned as the town’s first high school and town hall. Restored in recent years for use as a community center, it is located next to the First Church.
Famous People from (or Who Lived in) Sherborn
Anna Emmaline McDoulet, known as Cattle Annie (November 29, 1882 – November 7, 1978), was a young outlaw in the American Old West, most associated with Jennie Stevens, or Little Britches. She worked for a time as a domestic in Sherborn after her release from a reformatory in Framingham on April 18, 1898.
Chad Urmston, former lead singer of the band Dispatch and frontman for State Radio, was born in Sherborn on February 26, 1976. He graduated from Dover-Sherborn High School in 1994.