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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Town Square in 1910

Seal
Settled: 1620 – Incorporated: 1620
Zip Code(s): 02360 – Area Code(s): 508 / 774
Official website: http://www.plymouth-ma.gov/
Location
Location of Plymouth, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Government
County Plymouth County
Form of Government Representative town meeting
Executive office Town Manager
Geography
Area
Total 134.0 mi² / 347.0 km²
Land 96.5 mi² / 249.8 km²
Water 37.5 mi² / 97.2 km²
Coordinates 41°57′30″ N
70°40′04″ W
Elevation 50 ft / 15 m
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Population
Total (2000) 51701
Density 536.0/mi² / 207.0/km²

Plymouth is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest municipality in Massachusetts in terms of square miles. The population was 51,701 at the 2000 census. It and Brockton are the county seats of Plymouth County6. Image File history File links Town_Square,_Plymouth,_MA.JPG Town Square in 1910, Plymouth, MA; from an old postcard. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links Plymouth,_MA_Seal. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... Image File history File links Plymouth_ma_highlight. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... 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For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Plymouth, please see the articles on North Plymouth, Plymouth (CDP), and White Island Shores. North Plymouth is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Plymouth is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... White Island Shores is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ...

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History

Plymouth was the landing site of the Mayflower, and the location of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony, established by the English settlers, once known as the Separatists or Brownists and now known as "Pilgrims" [1], in 1620. It was the second permanent settlement in British North America, and the capitol of the Plymouth Colony until the colony's annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691. Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the ship which transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to North Virginia (which later became part of the United States of America) in 1620, leaving Plymouth on September 6 and dropping anchor near Cape Cod on November 11 (both... The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. ... 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 Brownists were followers of Robert Browne who was born at Tolethorpe Hall in Rutland, England in about 1550. ... Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1867) The Pilgrims were a group of English religious separatists who sailed from Europe to North America in the early 17th century, in search of a home where they could freely practice their style of religion. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, centered around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. ...


Plymouth was a local center of shipbuilding and fishing for centuries. Its principal notable industry was the Plymouth Cordage Company, a major manufacturer of rope and cordage products, founded in 1825. At one point, the longest ropewalk in the world -- a quarter-mile long -- was found on the Cordage Company's site on the North Plymouth waterfront. The Company thrived into the 1960s, when competition from synthetic-fiber ropes forced it out of business.


Tourism and Recreation

Today Plymouth is a tourist destination for its heritage, calling itself "America's Hometown". It is home to Plymouth Rock and the living-history village Plimoth Plantation. Along the shore, at a small pier not far from Plymouth Rock, there is also a replica of the original Mayflower ship (Mayflower II built in 1957 in England and sailed to America by famous mariner Alan Villiers), which serves as a museum; so that people can learn more about the historic voyage from Plymouth, England. Also notable is Pilgrim Hall Museum, the nation's oldest public museum. The town also features the National Monument to the Forefathers, dedicated in 1889. Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony, in what would become the United States. ... Reenactors of the American Civil War Historical reenactment is an activity in which participants recreate some aspects of a historical event or period. ... Categories: Stub | Living museums | Plymouth County, Massachusetts ... The Mayflower II is a replica of the 1620 ship Mayflower, built in Devon, England in the mid 1950s by Englishman Warwick Charlton. ... Captain Alan John Murray Villiers (1903-1982); Author, Adventurer, Photographer and Master Mariner. ... Plymouth is a city in the southwest of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Forefathers Monument, circa 1902 The National Monument to the Forefathers commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims and honors their ideals as later generally embraced by the United States. ...


Plymouth is home to numerous beaches, a working port -- from which whale watch, deep sea fishing and harbor excursions sail -- and Myles Standish State Forest, the Commonwealth's second largest state forest and a popular camping destination. Myles Standish State Forest is a Department of Conservation and Recreation park located in the towns of Plymouth and Carver in southeastern Massachusetts, approximate 45 miles south of Boston. ...


Transportation

There are two main highways in Plymouth. MA-3A runs through the town center where the town hall, the shops, and many restaurants are located. The other, US-44, runs East-West, and intersects MA-3A just outside of the town center. Getting to Plymouth by car is also made easy by its access via the MA-3 highway, which runs North-South; just inside of the eastern coast of the state, from Boston to Cape Cod. Boston is a town and small port c. ... Astronaut photo of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay. ...


Plymouth also is serviced by several (non-rush hour) MBTA commuter rail trains from Boston daily, as well as by bus service from the Plymouth & Brockton company. The GATRA transit system runs four local bus routes servicing both Plymouth proper and several adjacent towns. Capn John Boats operates a daily ferry to Provincetown as well as whale watch excursions and deep sea fishing. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) is a privately-owned bus company providing regional bus service to the Greater Taunton Area, Greater Attleboro Area, and beyond, in southeastern Massachusetts. ... Provincetown is a town located at the tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ...


Geography

The latitude of Plymouth is 41.958N. The longitude is -70.667W.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 347.0 km² (134.0 mi²). 249.8 km² (96.5 mi²) of it is land, and 97.2 km² (37.5 mi²) of it (28.00%) is water. Plymouth has the largest land area of any municipality in Massachusetts. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 51,701 people, 18,423 households, and 13,264 families residing in the town; by population it is the second-largest "town" in Massachusetts. The population density was 206.9/km² (536.0/mi²). There are 21,250 housing units, at an average density of 85.1/km² (220.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.82% White, 1.91% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 18,423 households, out of which 36.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 21.7% of all households are made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.16. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the town, the population is spread out; with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $54,677, and the median income for a family was $63,266. Males had a median income of $44,983 versus $31,565 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,732. About 4.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 6.9% 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. ...


Notable residents

  • Oliver Ames, (1807-1877), a noted railroad official, was born in Plymouth[1]

References

    1. ^ (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who.

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Counties

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

Cities

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester This is a complete list of cities in Massachusetts. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1634 â€“ Incorporated: 1694 Zip Code(s): 02703 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... 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Plymouth, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1109 words)
Plymouth was the landing site of the Mayflower, and the location of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony, established by the English settlers, once known as the Separatists or Brownists and now known as "Pilgrims" [1], in 1620.
It was the second permanent settlement in British North America, and the capitol of the Plymouth Colony until the colony's annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
In the town, the population is spread out; with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
PlYMOUTH MA - ITS HISTORY AND PEOPLE (1465 words)
Plymouth Rock, a tourist attraction, is on the shore under a granite canopy; recreations of Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower are also there.
The pilgrims founded Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620, establishing a settlement that became the seat of Plymouth Colony in 1633 and a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
Standish was one of the founders (1632) of the town of Duxbury, Mass.
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