Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Seekonk, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Seekonk.
Seekonk Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Seekonk was ranked 43rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 32nd in 2012. However, it was 110th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 126th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Seekonk
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Seekonk 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.
The first inhabitants of Seekonk were Native Americans from the Wampanoag Tribe. The area now known as Seekonk and Rehoboth provided agricultural and water resources with abundant food supplies. At one time there were three Native American villages in the area now known as Seekonk.
When the colonists settled in Southeastern Massachusetts, the chief of the Wampanoags was known as Massasoit or Ossamequin. In 1653 Ossamequin and his son Wamsetto, signed a deed granting the land that is now Seekonk and the surrounding communities to Thomas Willitt, Myles Standish, and Josiah Winslow.
Three of the earliest English men to settle in the area now known as Seekonk and Providence were William Blackstone, Roger Williams, and Samuel Newman.
In 1812, after the courts settled boundary disputes between Rhode Island and Massachusetsts over the land that is now Rehoboth, East Providence, Pawtucket and Seekonk, the present town of Seekonk was incorporated.
What Seekonk Is Known For…
At 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, a huge fire broke out at the vacant and condemned Attleboro Dye and Finishing Plant in a neighborhood in North Seekonk. There were a large number of explosions during the fire, thought to be from propane and fuel storage tanks housed in the building. There was also a gas leak, causing fire officials to evacuate several homes in the area. The fire was deemed suspicious and thought to be arson.
Listing of Seekonk Favorites
Chardonnay’s Restaurant, 393 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771
Lemon & Oil Deli Incorporated, 72 Mink St., Seekonk, MA 02771
Boneyard Barbecue Saloon, 540 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771
Eats Restaurant, 1395 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
The Cushing Conservation Area is an 11 acre property located between Taunton Avenue and Chestnut Street with a small parking lot on Chestnut Street. The trail from the gravel parking area leads to a pond with a bench for bird watching and contemplation. The Edna Martin Wildlife Refuge consists of 27 acres along Fall River and Arcade Avenues. An information board greets you at the parking lot, which is off Arcade and accommodates about a dozen cars. The main trail leads through a succession of forest, new forest, and fields winding by Burrs Pond.