Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Milton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Milton.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Milton was ranked 123rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 189th in 2012. It was 113th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 149th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Milton 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.
Milton was settled in 1640 by Puritans who began the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Originally part of the Dorchester, it was referred to as “Unquity,” the term used by the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Native Americans meaning “Lower Falls.” It was translated into “Lower Mills” after the Stoughton Grist Mill was established in 1634. Milton was incorporated as an independent town in 1662 and named in honor of Milton Abbey, Dorset, England.
The Suffolk Resolves were signed in Milton in 1774, and were used as a model by the drafters of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Suffolk Resolves was a declaration rejecting the Massachusetts Government Act and resolving to boycott imported goods from Britain unless the Intolerable Acts were repealed.
Benjamin Crahore began making pianos in Milton in 1800, in what is thought to be the first piano factory in the United States. Revolutionary Milton is the setting of the opening of the 1940 bestselling historical novel “Oliver Wiswell” by Kenneth Roberts. The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located in the town, is home to the nation’s oldest continuously kept meteorological records.
The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory is the foremost structure associated with the history of weather observations in the United States. Located atop Great Blue Hill at the junction of Interstate 93 and Route 138, it is home to the oldest continuous weather record in North America. The observatory was founded by Abbott Lawrence Rotch in 1884.
The Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House, also known as the R. B. Forbes House and Forbes House Museum (and formerly as the American China Trade Museum), is a house museum located on Adams Street. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Greek Revival mansion was built in 1833 for Margaret Perkins Forbes. Commissioned by her sons, China Trade merchants Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes, the museum contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family.
The Suffolk Resolves House is the building where the Suffolk Resolves document was signed on September 4, 1774. At that time, it was owned by Daniel Vose, who had combined two existing buildings to make one house when he got married. Located on Canton Avenue, the house is the headquarters of the Milton Historical Society. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in American political history.
Deval L. Patrick was born in Chicago on July 31, 1956.The 71st Governor of Massachusetts and the former U.S. Assistant Attorney General of Civil Rights, Patrick moved to Milton in 1989.
Howard Deering Johnson was born in Boston on February 2, 1972. The founder of the Howard Johnson’s American chain of restaurants and motels, Johnson lived in Milton from 1939 until his death on June 20, 1972.
Luis Tiant was born in Marianao, Cuba on November 23, 1940. A former professional baseball player, Tiant was a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. He lived in Milton for a number of years before moving to Southboro in 2007.
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Milton, MA, United States
Security Command Center:
Technical Support: 781-859-2600
Human Resources: 781-859-2300
Advanced Signal: 781-963-2024
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