Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Freetown, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Freetown.
Freetown Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Freetown was ranked 110th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 67th in 2012. It was 39th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 24th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Freetown
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Freetown 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.
Freetown is one of the oldest communities in the United States. First settled by pilgrims in the latter part of the 17th century, the town recently celebrated its 300th anniversary and is home to many American historical artifacts and buildings. Originally, the town included both Fall River and a portion of Acushnet and to this day is divided into two villages: Assonet and East Freetown. Although municipally joined as Freetown, the villages remain largely independent of one another.
What Freetown is Known for…
Through most of its history, Freetown served as a hub for commercial endeavors of all types, from blast furnaces to fishing companies and textile manufacturing plants. One of the most famous companies in Freetown was N. R. Davis and Sons, which produced firearms for the Civil War. Today, much of this industry is gone and the area has regained a kind of quiet natural charm.
Two locations on the National Register of Historic Places are located in Freetown: Assonet Village Historic District and the East Freetown Historic District, and the Freetown Historical Society Museum contains both artifacts and an extensive genealogical library. If you’re in town on Father’s Day it’s worth checking out the Strawberry Festival, and the Fourth of July fireworks over the Assonet River are always a big draw.
Famous People from Freetown
A number of well-known Americans lived in Freetown. There’s Miss Massachusetts USA 2008 Jackie Bruno, NASCAR Driver Dave Rezendes, and Marcus Morton, who was both acting and official governor of Massachusetts multiple times during the early 19th century.