Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Town of Plymouth
Town Square in 1910
Town Square in 1910
Flag of Town of Plymouth
Official seal of Town of Plymouth
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
Incorporated (town)1670
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • Town
Mark Sylvia
 • 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)
 • Total51,701
 • Density536.0/sq mi (207.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-54310
GNIS feature ID0618349

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.[4] The population was 51,701 at the 2000 census, with its estimated 2007 population being 57,901.[5] Plymouth is one of two county seats of Plymouth County, the other being Brockton.[6] It is named after Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, which is, in turn, named for the mouth of the river Plym.[7] 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 Departments: Town Manager's Office". Town of Plymouth. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Town of Plymouth. Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  3. "2000 Population census for Plymouth town". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  4. "Plymouth History". WickedLocal Plymouth. Retrieved 2007-09-13.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Town of Plymouth Population Projections, 1980 - 2007" (PDF). Town of Plymouth. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Plymouth". Cornwall Guide. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-10.

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