Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Dighton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Dighton.
Dighton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Dighton was ranked 268th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 239th in 2012. However, it was 201st for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 205th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Dighton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Dighton 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.
Dighton was part of Taunton’s South Purchase but in 1672 separated to form its own community. By 1712 it was officially incorporated—the name was chosen to honor Frances Dighton Williams, wife of respected town elder Richard Williams. Originally, the town owned land on both sides of the Taunton River, including Dighton rock on the east bank, but this was later annexed by Berkley, which now lays claim to this mysteriously inscribed stone. Today, Dighton is largely residential with a population of just over 7000.
What Dighton is Known for…
Located at the start of the Taunton River’s tidewater, Dighton was a natural port and shipbuilding flourished during its early history. Eventually the town gained status as a preferred port of call and attracted industry such as cotton mills, manufacturing plants, and farming concerns, turning it into a shipping hub of southeastern Massachusetts. The development of rail and automobile travel, however, reduced the Dighton’s importance and now only a few small farms remain in this quaint community.
List of Town Favorites
Alice’s Last Stop—1901 County Street
Giorgio’s Steak House—1881 County Street
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Dighton is home to Sweets Knoll State Park, a fifty-six-acre piece of land and great place to relax. It’s also worth checking out the town’s annual Cow Chip Festival which happens each June and features fireworks, a midway, carnival and woodsmen competitions.
Famous People from Dighton
The most famous person on record from Dighton is Samuel Shaw (1768-1827), the United States Representative from Vermont.