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Encyclopedia > Wrentham, Massachusetts
Wrentham, Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°04′00″N 71°19′43″W / 42.066667, -71.32861
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled 1660
Incorporated 1673
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km²)
 - Land 22.2 sq mi (57.5 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km²)
Elevation 253 ft (77 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,554
 - Density 475.5/sq mi (183.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02093
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-82315
GNIS feature ID 0618334
Website: http://wrentham.ma.us/

Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,554 at the 2000 census. It is Governed by a five person Board of 'Selectmen' who are elected to serve staggered three year terms.[1] Image File history File links Wrentham_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. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the 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 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... 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. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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History

Wrentham was first settled by the English in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1673. It was burned down during King Philip's War 1675-1676. For a short time it was the residence of the 19th Century educational reformer Horace Mann. It is also known as one of the residences of Helen Keller. Plainville, was a village of Wrentham until 1906 when it became an independent town. // Events January 1 - Colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration. ... 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1675 (MDCLXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. ... Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.4 km²), of which, 22.2 square miles (57.5 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (3.14%) is water. Bordered by ==Norfolk, MA==on the north, Foxboro, MA on the east, Plainville, MA and Cumberland, RI on the south, Bellingham, MA on the southwest, and Franklin, MA on the west. It has two large lakes towards the center of town, Lake Pearl and Lake Archer, as well as Mirror Lake on the Wrentham/Norfolk border and numerous smaller lakes. Sheldonville, MA, or West Wrentham, is a rural section of Wrentham located on the western leg of town. Sheldonville still maintains a unique identity as the old farming section of Wrentham, and still has its own ZIP code (02070 rather than Wrentham's 02093). 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. ... REDIRECT Foxborough (town), Massachusetts   This is a redirect from a title with a U.S. postal abbreviation. ... Plainville is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Cumberland is a town located in Providence County, Rhode Island, incorporated in 1746. ... REDIRECT Bellingham (town), Massachusetts   This is a redirect from a title with a U.S. postal abbreviation. ... Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


Points of Interest

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets[2]
Wrentham State Forest
Sweatt/Knuckup Hill
Joe's Rock
Luciano's Restaurant
Luciano's Restaurant at Lake Pearl
Lake Pearl
Lake Archer
Mirror Lake
Nicky's Restaurant
Tom's Tavern
Wrentham Developmental Center
Wrentham District Court
Fiske Public Library
Rice Recreation Complex
Helen Keller's House
Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds
Town Common


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,554 people, 3,402 households, and 2,653 families residing in the town. The population density was 475.5 people per square mile (183.6/km²). There were 3,507 housing units at an average density of 158.0/sq mi (61.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.64% White, 0.61% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% 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. ... 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 3,402 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.31. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $78,043, and the median income for a family was $89,058. Males had a median income of $58,776 versus $37,219 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,792. About 1.6% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 10.5% 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. ...


Education

The Wrentham Elementary School consists of three buildings (which separate the different grade levels). There is the Delaney Elementary School for the lowest grades, the Vogel Elementary School for a mix of lower grades and unified arts, and the Roderick Elementary School for the highest grades (up to grade 6). All 3 of these buildings are located on one Wrentham Elementary School campus located off of Taunton St & Randall Rd in the center of Wrentham. King Philip Regional High School is located on Franklin St and is the high school for students from Wrentham, Norfolk, and Plainville. Students in middle school attend King Philip Regional Middle School in Norfolk, MA. King Philip Regional High School is a regional high school in Massachusetts drawing students from three towns: Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville. ... King Philip Regional Middle School is a middle school in Massachusetts drawing students from Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham. ...


Notable residents

  • Helen Keller, author and public speaker
  • Garth Snow, NHL player
  • Bryan Donahue, bassist for band Boys Like Girls
  • Thomas Kennedy
  • Ayla Brown, American Idol,Season 5 contestant

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ... Garth E. Snow (born on July 28, 1969 in Wrentham, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is currently the general manager for the New York Islanders of the NHL. // Garth Snow was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques out of Mount Saint Charles Academy in the sixth round... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Boys Like Girls is a four-piece American pop punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Trivia

  • Wrentham, Massachusetts is the only town named Wrentham in the entire United States.

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References

  1. ^ Wrentham Government
  2. ^ guide to visiting Wrentham village

External links

  • Wrentham's Home Page
  • King Philip Regional School District Home Page
  • Wrentham Public Schools

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Wrentham, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (833 words)
Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.
Wrentham was first settled by the English in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1673.
Helen Keller is a famous past resident of Wrentham, and was a member of the Massachusetts Socialist Party.
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