Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Stow, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Stow.
Stow Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Stow was ranked 273rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 205th in 2012. It was 262nd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 120th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Stow
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Stow 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 Stow
Stow was first settled by Matthew Boon and John Kettell around 1660. Coming from Gloucester and Charlestown, Massachusetts, these two men settled the land of the Tantamous (Jethro) Native Americans, called “Pompositticut.” Before it was incorporated in 1683, Stow was called Pompositticut Plantation. In 1686, its population of 37 settlers occupied a dozen or so farms.
What Stow is Known for…
The town of Stow is known for its apple orchards. As the 20th Century began, some Stow farmers turned to orchards, raising apples and other fruits. More than a dozen commercial orchards operated in the town. Today, there still working apple orchards operate in Stow that emphasize the “pick-your-own” experience. On some fall days as many as 10,000 people in search of the perfect apples converge on Stow from throughout New England.
Listing of Stow favorites
Nancy’s Air Field Café, 302 Boxboro Rd., Stow, MA 01775
Emma’s Café, 117 Great Rd., Stow, MA 01775
Red Ginger, 117 Great Rd., Ste 3A, Stow, MA 01775
Stow House of Pizza, 156 Great Rd., Stow, MA 01775-1125
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Boaz Brown House on Harvard Road was the home of Stow family at the time of the American Revolution. Silas Stow fought in the Revolution. It remained in the Stow family for nearly 200 years.
The Dr. Whitman House on Crescent Street was the home of Dr. Charles Whitman, one of Stow’s representatives on the Committee of Correspondence in 1773. He served as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, and was a signer of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780.
The Randall-Hale House on Sudbury Road was built by Stephan Randall. His grandson Abraham Randall, thought to have been born in the house, served in the Revolutionary army during the alarm of April 19, 1775.
Famous People from (or Who Lived in) Stow
Thomas Patrick Barrasso was born in Boston on March 31, 1965, but grew up in Stow. He won the NHL’s Vezina Trophy at age 18 in 1984 as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.
Matthew Tobin Anderson (M. T. Anderson), an author, was born in Stow on Novenmber 4, 1968. Andersom writes children’s books that range from picture books to young-adult novels. Anderson won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2006 for The Pox Party, the first of two “Octavian Nothing” books, historical novels set in Revolution-era Boston