Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Plymouth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Plymouth.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Plymouth was ranked 131st in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013, and it was 84th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000”.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Plymouth 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.
Plymouth was settled in 1620 when settlers came on the Mayflower. Prior to settlers arrival, the land was inhabited by Wampanoag natives. After colonists explored the land in 1614 and in 1617, nearly all natives were wiped out. Early settler John Smith named Plymouth after the port they departed from in England.
Plymouth is known for being the origin of America, hence its nickname “America’s Hometown.” It was here that the pilgrims found refuge after breaking away from England after sailing on the Mayflower and arriving in 1620.
On December eighteenth of that same year, European settlers first set foot on American soil. 102 settlers came on the Mayflower and during the winter months, they built up the plantation during the day and returned to the Mayflower at night to sleep. As Spring came, they began to move permanently onto shore where they encountered the natives, most notably Squanto, who became mediator and translator between the two sides after living on the plantation. The relationship between Squanto and the settlers became vital to their success as Squanto taught them how to farm, fish and hunt and even helping set up a trading post. After co-existing for two years a peace treaty was signed and celebrated through a feast, this is still celebrated in what we all know as Thanksgiving.
Through the eighteenth and nineteenth century, Plymouth mainly served as fishing and trade village. Over time it became the largest rope producer in the world, through the Plymouth Cordage Company. This company remained intact until the mid-twentieth century when synthetic ropes became cheaper and easier to make.
In the twenty-first century, like many towns located on the south shore, Plymouth has seen a rapid increase in population; in the past twenty years alone, the population has gone up 145%. Plymouth was the first settlement in New England and among the firsts in the country.
Plymouth is rich in history and has many locations where this heritage is displayed. Plymouth rock is said to be where the Pilgrims first set foot in America, and although it was frequently moved in the past, it now resides in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, which although the smallest state park, it is the most frequented. A replica of the Mayflower called the “Mayflower II” is located in Plymouth Center and it operates as a museum. Plymouth is also the home of Plymouth Plantation which is a live museum. It is a recreation of the first settlement where visitors can interact with people who act as though they are from the time of the original settlement.
Dick Gregory is comedian and activist who was named as one of Time magazine’s “four most celebrated African-American comedians” along with Grodfrey Cambridge, Nipsey Russell and Bill Cosby. Gregory is ranked as the eighty-second best stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central.
Oliver Ames, Jr. was born and raised in Plymouth where he would live during the nineteenth century. Ames and his family were famous for making shovels which were used primarily for the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad. At the time when the railroad was complete, Oliver was president of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Henry Picard was a professional golfer born and raised in Plymouth who learned to play the game caddying for the Plymouth Country Club. Over the course of his nearly fifty year career he amassed thirty-five professional wins playing for the PGA Tour. In2006 he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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Plymouth, MA, United States
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