Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Plymouth
Court Street in 2009
Court Street in 2009
Flag of Plymouth
Official seal of Plymouth
Nickname(s): 
America's Hometown
Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°57′30″N 70°40′04″W / 41.95833°N 70.66778°W / 41.95833; -70.66778
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyPlymouth
Settled1620
Incorporated1620[1]
Government
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • Town
   Manager
Mark Sylvia
Area
 • Total134.0 sq mi (347.0 km2)
 • Land96.5 sq mi (249.8 km2)
 • Water37.5 sq mi (97.2 km2)
Elevation187 ft (57 m)
Population
 (2010)[4]
 • Total58,271
 • Density608.1/sq mi (234.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
02360
02361
02362
02345
02381
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-54310
GNIS feature ID0618349
Websitehttp://www.plymouth-ma.gov/

Plymouth (historically known as Plimouth and Plimoth) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest municipality in Massachusetts by area.[5] The population was 51,701 at the 2000 census, with its estimated 2007 population being 57,901.[6] Plymouth is one of two county seats of Plymouth County, the other being Brockton.[7] It is named after Plymouth, England, which is, in turn, named for the mouth of the river Plym.[8] Plymouth was first settled by the Pilgrims in 1620. The first Thanksgiving was held there. It was the capitol of Plymouth Colony from 1620 until 1691, when it became part of Massachusetts. Plymouth was an important port in the 18th and 19th centuries.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Town and City Information". Plymouth County Development Council. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  2. "Town Departments: Town Manager's Office". Town of Plymouth. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Town of Plymouth. Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  4. "Town of Plymouth Population Projections" (PDF). Town of Plymouth. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  5. "Plymouth History". WickedLocal Plymouth. Retrieved 2007-09-13.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Town of Plymouth Population Projections, 1980 - 2007" (PDF). Town of Plymouth. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "Plymouth". Cornwall Guide. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-10.

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