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Encyclopedia > Foxborough, Massachusetts
Foxborough, Massachusetts
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Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°03′55″N 71°14′54″W / 42.06528, -71.24833
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled 1704
Incorporated 1778
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Town  20.9 sq mi (54.1 km²)
 - Land  20.1 sq mi (52.0 km²)
 - Water  0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
Elevation  0 ft (0 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 16,246
 - Density 809.1/sq mi (312.4/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02035
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-24820
GNIS feature ID 0618320
Website: http://www.townfoxborough.us/

Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Boston and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. The population was 16,246 at the 2000 census. The town is best known as the site of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots of the National Football League and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. Foxborough is the official spelling of the town name, although the alternative spelling Foxboro is also frequently used. Image File history File links Fox1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Foxborough_ma_highlight. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... NFL redirects here. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


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History

Foxborough was first settled in 1704 and was officially incorporated in 1778. Foxborough was named in honor of Charles James Fox, Whig Member of the British Parliament, who was a staunch supporter of the Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Year 1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Statue of Charles James Fox in Bloomsbury Square, erected 1816. ... The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to the mid 19th centuries. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... In 1775, the British claimed authority over the red and pink areas on this map and Spain ruled the orange. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


Foxborough was once home to the world's largest straw hat making factory, known as the Union Straw Works. Founded by local businessman E.P. Carpenter, the building burned to the ground in the early 20th Century.


Foxborough was also once composed of small neighborhood communities up until the early 1900s. These included Foxvale/Paineburgh, which remained semi-independent until the mid-twentieth century, Quaker Hill in South Foxborough, and Lakeview/Donkeyville, in West Foxborough.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.1 km² (20.9 mi²). 52.0 km² (20.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (3.88%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,246 people, 6,141 households, and 4,396 families residing in the town. The population density was 312.4/km² (809.1/mi²). There were 6,299 housing units at an average density of 121.1/km² (313.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.09% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,141 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $64,323, and the median income for a family was $78,811. Males had a median income of $51,901 versus $35,748 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,294. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Foxborough is run by a five-member board of selectmen and elected town officials like the town moderator and town clerk.


Board of Selectmen (Term Ends) Robert Hickey (2008) James Thrasher (2009) Mark Sullivan (2009) Paul Tarzot (2010) Lynda Franka (2010)


Town Hall is located on South Street.


Education

Public schools

Foxborough has a public school system. The Foxborough Public Schools (FPS) district currently has an enrollment of over 3,000 children in grades from pre-school to grade 12.


The schools are notable for the amount of money they invest in technology.[citation needed] FPS receives recognition for outperforming by both state and national standards.[citation needed]


Foxborough public schools:

  • Taylor Elementary School (K - 4)
  • Igo Elementary School (Pre-K - 4)
  • Burrell Elementary School (K - 4)
  • Ahern Middle School (5 - 8)
  • Foxborough High School (9 - 12)

Foxborough Regional Charter School (FRCS) is a college preparatory school for grades K-12 located near the town common, on 131 Central Street. FRCS was originally founded as the Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter School in 1998. In 2002, the school broke off from Sabis, and thus dropped it from the school name.


Points of interest

There are several memorable historic sites within Foxborough. Memorial Hall is a stone building and monument in the center of town dedicated to those who served in the armed forces, and contains many town archives. The Historic Homes Plaque Program designates important historical homes in town. Area schoolhouses, such as the Quaker Hill School and the Paine School, now being made into a small museum, are also of interest. Town graveyards, such as Rockhill Cemetery, and the Centre Burial Ground, are also important to town history. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Patriot Place is built around Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and will be opening Fall of 2007. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notable residents

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Foxborough, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston.
Foxborough was first settled in 1704 and was officially incorporated in 1778.
Foxborough was named in honor of Charles James Fox, Whig Member of the British Parliament, who was a staunch supporter of the Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolution.
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