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Encyclopedia > Marshfield, Massachusetts
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Marshfield Town Hall
Nickname: MarshVegas
Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°05′30″N 70°42′22″W / 42.09167, -70.70611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Settled 1632
Incorporated 1640
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 31.7 sq mi (82.2 km²)
 - Land 28.5 sq mi (73.7 km²)
 - Water 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km²)
Elevation 17 ft (5 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 24,324
 - Density 854.8/sq mi (330.0/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02050
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-38855
GNIS feature ID 0619470
Website: http://www.townofmarshfield.org

Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,324 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 900 pixel, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Image File history File links Marshfield_ma_highlight. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Massachusetts counties This is a list of Massachusetts counties, consisting of the 14 Massachusetts counties currently in existence. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 339 is an overlay of parts of area code 781. ... Under the North American Numbering Plan for telephone area codes, area code 781 covers suburban Boston, Massachusetts. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Marshfield, please see the articles on Green Harbor, Marshfield (CDP), Marshfield Hills, and Ocean Bluff and Brant Rock. Green Harbor is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Marshfield and Cedar Crest is a village in the town of Duxbury, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Marshfield is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Marshfield in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Marshfield Hills is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Marshfield in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Ocean Bluff and Brant Rock are villages located in the town of Marshfield in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ...


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History

Marshfield, Massachusetts is a town located along the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated at about where Cape Cod Bay meets the Massachusetts Bay. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans, including members of the Wampanoag Tribe of the Algonquin nation. Evidence of Native American habitation extending back to 9,000 to 10,000 B.C. has been found in the area. Native American roads were well established in the town by the time of English settlement in the 1600s. These Native American roads are still in use today, comprising the town's main roads. The Wampanoag name for the area is "Missacatucket." Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ... Native Americans is a term which has several different common meanings and scope, according to regional use and context: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, natives of the American continents Native Americans in the United States, natives of the United States only; equivalent to American Indians in some contexts Native American... The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ...


Marshfield is an early Pilgrim town, once part of the "New Colony of New Plimoth in New England," which was established in 1620. Marshfield retains some of its historic character throughout its several quaint villages. Marshfield was first inhabited as a separate settlement in 1632 by Edward Winslow, a Mayflower Pilgrim who became a governor of Plymouth Colony. Edward Winslow was one of the signatories to the Mayflower Compact. Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ... Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Edward Winslow, 1651, by an anonymous artist Edward Winslow (1595–1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. ... For other uses, see Mayflower (disambiguation). ... Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... This bas-relief depicting the signing of the Mayflower Compact is on Bradford Street in Provincetown directly below the Pilgrim Monument. ...


However, a fishing enterprise had already been established there by 1627, by William Green, son-in-law of Pilgrim Elder William Brewster. The area was originaly referred to as "Green's Harbor." When the area was formally set off as a town, it was named "Rexhame." Later, the name of the town was changed to "Marshfield." It is believed that the name "Marshfield" was taken from a Welsh town by that name. The town has extensive acreage of salt water tidal marshes along its three rivers: the Green Harbor River, the South River and the North River. Events A Dutch ship makes the first recorded sighting of the coast of South Australia. ... Several notable persons were named William Brewster: William Brewster (Pilgrim) (1567-1644), Pilgrim and Mayflower passenger William Brewster (ornithologist) (1851-1919), ornithologist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Look up Welsh, welsh in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Marshfield was officially set off from Plimoth Plantation as a separate "town" in 1640. Much of the land in the town was originally granted to Pilgrims, their family members or to the investors in the Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth. The early settlers included Kenelm Winslow and Josiah Winslow, brothers of Edward Winslow, as well as John Bourne, Anthony Snow and the Chandler family. Categories: Stub | Living museums | Plymouth County, Massachusetts ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... Josiah Winslow (1629? - 1680) was an American Pilgrim leader. ...


Another early resident of the town was the boy Peregrine White, the first English child born in New England. Peregrine White (November 20, 1620-July 20, 1704) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


Josiah Winslow was able to secure a deed to the area from the Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe, Chickatawbut. Chief Chickatawbut granted land rights to the English settlers from Plymouth on the condition that members of the Wampanoag Tribe could continue to hunt and fish in the area in perpetuity. Josiah Winslow (1629? - 1680) was an American Pilgrim leader. ...


In the earliest years of the town, many of the land grants were held by investors or speculators who did not live in the town, and frequently swapped and traded their deeds. The settlement of the town was largely confined to the area south of the South River. There was extensive "common land" in the town, not owned by any individual. Some of the land in the town remains "common land" today, such as the town's magnificent five mile long seashore along the Atlantic Ocean.


In 1685, Plymouth Colony was divided into counties. Marshfield was designated part of Plymouth County. Marshfield did not become part of Massachusetts until 1692, when the English Crown forced the Pilgrim's Plymouth Colony to merge with the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was seated to the north in Boston. Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Plymouth County is the name of several counties in the United States: Plymouth County, Iowa Plymouth County, Massachusetts This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... A map of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Capital Charlestown, Boston History  - Established 1629  - New England Confederation 1643  - Dominion of New England 1686  - Province of Massachusetts Bay 1692  - Disestablished 1692 The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


The 1692 charter created the Province of the Massachusetts Bay and joined Plymouth's government with the Massachusetts Bay government. The Province of the Massachusetts Bay was replaced by the "Provisional Government" during the American Revolution. After the Revolution, the Provisional Government became the "State of Massachusetts" which later evolved into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... 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... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...


Up until the time of the merger of the two colonies, Plymouth Colony was distinctly different from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. For example, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony did not embrace the death penalty or physical mutilation as punishment for crimes, while the colony at Massachusetts frequently employed such punishments. The two colonies were controlled by members of different religions. Plymouth Colony was established by Separatists, while the Massachusetts colony was established by Puritans. The two colonies had different sets of laws. Plymouth Colony demonstrated greater religious tolerance. Neither Marshfield nor Plymouth Colony was involved in the Massachusetts witchcraft hysteria, which erupted at the time of the merger of the two colonies. Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... A map of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Capital Charlestown, Boston History  - Established 1629  - New England Confederation 1643  - Dominion of New England 1686  - Province of Massachusetts Bay 1692  - Disestablished 1692 The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Political separatism is a movement to obtain sovereignty and split a territory or group of people (usually a people with a distinctive national consciousness) from one another (or one nation from another; a colony from the metropolis). ... The Puritans were members of a group of radical Protestants which developed in England after the Reformation. ...


After its incorporation into Massachusetts, Marshfield continued to thrive. During the time leading up to the American Revolution, British troops were quartered in Marshfield to protect some wealthy landowners and other residents of the town who were Loyalists. Marshfield was badly divided between Tory and Patriot families in the time leading up to the war and during the Revolution. Marshfield had more Tory families than any other town on the South Shore of Massachusetts. 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... For the township in Canada, see Loyalist, Ontario In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be. ... For other uses, see Tory (disambiguation). ... Look up patriot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Despite the powerful influence of Marshfield's Tory families, the town's Patriots were active on the revolutionary Committees of Correspondence. Marshfield even had its own Boston Tea Party just prior to the start of the Revolution. Marshfield Patriots confiscated tea and burnt the tea on a large rock, situated on what is currently known as "Tea Rock Lane." Today, notwithstanding the town's partly Tory heritage, the townspeople regard their own "Marshfield Tea Party" as a source of pride. This article is about the historical committee of correspondence. ... This article is about a 1773 American protest. ...


Early industry in the town included farming, fishing and salt marsh haying. An early nail factory, founded by Jesse Reed, was one of the first to manufacture nails by machine. Shipbuilding grew in the town, and over 1,000 ships were built along the North River in town during the nineteenth century. The town is also the site of Brant Rock, where Reginald Fessenden built the antenna from which he sent his first transatlantic voice radio broadcast in 1907. Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Ocean Bluff and Brant Rock are villages located in the town of Marshfield in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Reginald Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian inventor, best known for his work in early radio. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Marshfield is the home of one of the oldest continuous churches in America, the First Congregational Church.


The Marshfield Fair is held every August on grounds that once hosted a militia training green and livestock shows. It was organized by town resident and statesman Daniel Webster and is the United States' longest running agricultural fair. Webster was one of the earliest celebrities to live in town, a characteristic that remains today. Currently, the town's celebrity residents include comedian Steve Carell, naturalist Jeff Corwin, and three members of the world famous rock band Aerosmith. The Marshfield Fair is the oldest agricultural fair in the United States, taking place at the end of August every year since 1867. ... Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852), was a leading American statesman during the nations antebellum era. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962[1]) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American comedian, actor, producer and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... Jeff Corwin Jeffrey Samuel Corwin (born July 11, 1967 in Norwell, Massachusetts), better known as Jeff Corwin, is the host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwins Quest, two American television shows about animals airing on the Animal Planet cable channel. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ...


Geography

Ocean Bluff looking south
Ocean Bluff looking south

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.74 sq mi (82.2 km²). 28.46 sq mi (73.7 km²) of it is land and 3.28 sq mi (8.5 km²) of it (10.33%) is water. Marshfield is bordered by Massachusetts Bay to the east, Duxbury to the south and southeast, Pembroke to the west, Norwell to the northwest, and Scituate to the north and northeast. Marshfield is eighteen miles east of Brockton and twenty-nine miles southeast of Boston. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 250 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 250 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ... For the place in England see Duxbury Woods Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1637 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  37. ... Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1650 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  23. ... Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Scituate, Massachusetts is a small seacoast town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay midway between Boston and Plymouth. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ... Boston redirects here. ...


Marshfield is named for the many salt marshes which dot the landscape in the town. There are three rivers, the North (along the northern border of the town), South (which branches at the mouth of the North River and heads south through the town) and the Green Harbor River (which flows just west of Brant Rock and Green Harbor Point at the south of town). The South River divides a peninsula from the rest of the town, where the Humarock and Fourth Cliff neighborhoods of the town of Scituate lie. The neighborhoods can be reached by land by two bridges, or by foot along Rexhame Beach. Marshfield is also the site of several small forests and conservation areas, including the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary along the Green Harbor River and the North River Wildlife Sanctuary, along Route 3A. The North River is a river, approximately 8 miles (13 km) long, in eastern Massachusetts, the United States. ... Humarock (often called Humarock Beach or Humarock Island) is part of Scituate, Massachusetts. ...


The Town of Marshfield MA has 6 separate zip codes: Marshfield 02050, Brant Rock 02020, Ocean Bluff 02065, North Marshfield 02059, Marshfield Hills 02051, Green Harbor 02041.


This quaint seaside Town is divided into nine Villages: Marshfield Center, Fieldston, Ocean Bluff, Rexhame, Brant Rock, Green Harbor, Marshfield Hills, North Marshfield and Sea View.


The following are the beaches comprising the five mile long Marshfield seashore. The entire seashore is open to the public: Rexhame, Fieldston, Sunrise, Brant Rock, Blue Fish Cove, Burke, Green Harbor.


Marshfield is a popular summer tourist destination. Seasonal residents and other vacationers cause the town's population to nearly double in June through August. However, only full time residents of this town can vote on public matters.


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 24,324 people, 8,905 households, and 6,598 families residing in the town. The population density was 854.8 people per square mile (330.1/km²). There were 9,954 housing units at an average density of 349.8/sq mi (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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 8,905 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $125,508, and the median income for a family was $142,541. Males had a median income of $92,600 versus $72,975 for females. The per capita income for the town was $118,768. About 0.1% of families and 0.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... 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

On the national level, Marshfield is a part of Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, and is currently represented by Bill Delahunt. The state's senior (Class I) member of the United States Senate, re-elected in 2006, is Ted Kennedy. The junior (Class II) Senator, up for re-election in 2008, is John Kerry. The 10th District includes the South Shore of Massachusetts, running from Quincy to Weymouth and Abington and includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. ... William D. (Bill) Delahunt (born July 18, 1941), has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 10th District of Massachusetts. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For other persons named Ted Kennedy, see Ted Kennedy (disambiguation). ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


On the state level, Marshfield is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a part of the Fourth Plymouth district, which also includes much of the town of Scituate. The town is represented in the Massachusetts Senate as a part of the Plymouth and Norfolk district, which includes the towns of Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Scituate and Weymouth.[2] The town is patrolled by the First (Norwell) Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police.[3] The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Massachusettes State Police patch The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ...


Marshfield is governed on the local level by the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a town administrator and a board of selectmen. The modern town hall is located at the intersection of Routes 3A and 139, just south of the South River. The town has its own police and fire stations, with firehouses located in Marshfield Hills, Ocean Bluff and near the fairgrounds. The town's Ventress Memorial Library is located a short distance east of the town hall, and is a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN). There is also an independent library, the Clift Rodgers Free Library, in Marshfield Hills. The town has three post offices, in the same neighborhoods as the fire stations. An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ...


Education

Marshfield operates its own school system for the town's nearly 4,700 students. There are five elementary schools (Daniel Webster, Eames Way, Gov. Edward Winslow, Martinson and South River) which serve students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade (Eames Way and South River, however, do not have pre-kindergarten classes). The Furnace Brook Middle School serves students from sixth through eighth grade, and Marshfield High School serves grades nine through twelve. Marshfield High School's athletic teams are known as the Rams, and their colors are green, white, and black. There are no private or vocational schools in the town; the nearest private schools are in neighboring Scituate and Duxbury (as well as a charter school in Norwell). The nearest college is Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater. Bridgewater State College is a public liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. ...


Transportation

Route 3, also known as the Pilgrim Highway, skirts the town along the Pembroke town line, and can be accessed in Marshfield via the Route 139 exit. Route 139 loops through the town, with a long portion passing along the beaches of the Ocean Bluff and Fieldston neighborhoods before heading north and east into Pembroke. Route 3A also passes through the town, entering from the south in Duxbury and exiting over the North River into Scituate. Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Route 139 is a west-east state highway in Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 3A refers to a pair of north-south highways in eastern Massachusetts, running through old sections of MA Route 3 south of Boston and US Route 3 north of Boston. ...


There is daily bus service connecting with the MBTA station in Braintree. The nearest train station (opening 10/31/2007) is the Greenbush station in Scituate. There is a commuter ferry to Boston available in Hingham. The nearest airport is Logan International Airport in Boston. The area is also servd by T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. The nearest freight rail service is in Wareham. For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... T. F. Green Airport is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ...


The town is home to the Marshfield Municipal Airport, which serves small private and regional aircraft. Marshfield Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 3B2), also known as George Harlow Field, is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Marshfield, a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. The airport is owned by the Town of Marshfield. ...


Video Games

Marshfield came to national attention when it voted to ban arcade video games in 1983.[4] This ban stands to the present day.[citation needed]


Notable residents

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References

  1. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Index of Legislative Representation by City and Town, from Mass.gov
  3. ^ Station D-1, SP Norwell
  4. ^ Goroff, David B.. The First Amendment Side Effects of Curing Pac-Man Fever. Columbia Law Review. JSTOR. Retrieved on 2007-12-07.

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