Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Bolton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Bolton.
Bolton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Bolton was ranked 207th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 199th in 2012. However, it was 109th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 125th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Bolton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Bolton 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 town of Bolton, MA was incorporated on June 24th, 1738 after a steady stream of settlers chose to put down roots in the area. Original European inhabitants of Bolton settled there beginning the early 1680s and by 1711 town historian Esther Whitcomb reported that over 150 people were living in Bolton. Formerly part of Lancaster, Bolton seceded along the Still River and this remains the current boundary. Today, just under 5000 people live in this largely residential community.
What Bolton is Known for…
Bolton’s history is agrarian and mostly uneventful, but there are a few points of note. First is the fact that the area around Bolton was given to large-scale native American uprisings and at least one massacre took place in town—nonetheless, settlers refused to move. The town’s economy has remained fairly consistent over almost three hundred years; farming accounted for most of Bolton’s revenue, with fruit picking and poultry raising industries taking shape during the 1920s. H.P. Lovecraft also mentioned Bolton several times in his works of science fiction.
List of Town Favorites
J’s Restaurant—92 Wattaquadock Hill Road
Gerardos Italian Bakery—125 Still River Road
Slater’s—356 Main Street
The Fireplace Room—159 Ballville Road
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Looking for something to do in Bolton? Check out the Nashoba Valley Winery at 100 Wattaquadock Road for a taste of some of the best wines in the area. And if you’re in town for Pond Park Opening day, you can grab some free hot chocolate, go for a skate and partake in the local Bolton charm.
Famous People from Bolton
A number of famous Americans hail from Bolton. There’s NHL player Bill Ezinicki, who won three Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs, astronomer and author Samuel Stearns and former head of the FBI’s intelligence operations William C. Sullivan.