Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Blackstone, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Blackstone.
Blackstone Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Blackstone was ranked 33rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 37th in 2012. However, it was 37th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 25th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Blackstone
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Blackstone 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 Blackstone was originally settled by the Nipmuc Nation, but in 1662 pioneers established a small community nearby. Almost 200 years later — in 1845 — the town was incorporated. Today, Blackstone is largely residential, with just under 10,000 citizens as of the last nationwide census.
What Blackstone is Known for…
Blackstone was originally the south parish of Mendon, MA and contained most of the town’s manufacturing interests. Until 1915, the town also contained what is present-day Millville, MA. Its history has been largely uneventful, save for the abrupt departure of its first minister, the Reverend Benjamin Balch, who was ordained 1768 but on March 27, 1772 disappeared before dawn, never to return.
List of Town Favorites
Roast House—3 Farm Street
Paradise Cafe—97 Main Street
Stewart’s Diner—148 Main Street
Firestone Tavern—200 Main Street
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Blackstone is home to a number of historic locales including Farnum’s Gate, Five Corners and Woonsocket Junction. The town is also part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a new U.S. National Park dedicated to the history of the American Industrial Revolution which spans more than 400,000 acres and 24 cities and towns.
Famous People from Blackstone
A number of famous Americans hail from Blackstone including Major League baseball player Cornelius F. “Con” Daily (played 1884-1896) and American League umpire Bob Stewart, who umpired 1958 games in his career.