Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Duxbury, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Duxbury.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Duxbury was ranked 270th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 245th in 2012. It was 258th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 168th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Duxbury 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 area around Duxbury, MA has been inhabited for the better part of 10,000 years, beginning in approximately 9000 B.C. When European settlers arrived, this coastal region was called Mattakeesett, meaning “place of many fish” in the Wampanoag dialect. By 1690 settlers from Plymouth were coming to Duxbury for farm work during the summer; in 1637 the new town of Duxbury was incorporated.
Duxbury was initially a quiet, sea-side town which primary focused on farming through the 17th and 18th centuries. After the Revolutionary War, however, industrious citizens of the town found a new calling: Shipbuilding. With the newly-formed American nation granted fishing rights on the Grand Banks, shipwrights in Duxbury sprang into action and by 1840 there were 20 shipyards in operations turning out ten large vessels per year.
The introduction of steamships and railroads, however, pushed this industry into decline and by the latter half of the 19th century the town was in an economic slump. But war and strife had largely spared Duxbury, making it attractive tourist resort and in 1871 the Duxbury & Cohasset Railroad allowed easy access for visitors from Boston, while the completion of Route 3 made an influx of new citizens possible; the town now boasts more than 15,000 permanent residents.
Looking for something to do in Duxbury, MA? Start with Duxbury Beach Park, a classic Cape Cod beach with miles of clean sand and one of the longest wooden bridges in the world. If history is your preference, try the Alden house at 105 Alden Street or King Caesar House at 120 King Caesar road to get a glimpse of the Duxbury of days past.
The most famous person from Duxbury? One of its founders, the pilgrim Myles Standish. Legend has it that Standish named the town after land his family owned in England, specifically Duxbury Manor. Standish lived in an area called “The Nook,” now the site of the extremely popular Myles Standish hotel and monument.
Another famous resident was Ezra Weston, also known as “King Caesar” for his success and influence, largely derived from shipbuilding. Weston’s son, Ezra II — the younger “King Caesar” built the largest ship in New England at 880 tons and was recognized by Lloyd’s of London as having the largest fleet in America.
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Duxbury, MA, United States
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