Norfolk county. The soil of this town is light and sandy, and not very good for agricultural purposes. It is finely watered by Charles river, and has a good hydraulic power. Its manufactures, consisting of cotton and woollen goods, straw bonnets, boots and shoes, amounted in one year to $127,837. It lies 18 miles S.W. from Dedham, 17 N. by W. from Providence, R.I., and 28 S.W. from Boston. Population, 1837, 1,159. Incorporated, 1719. Iron ore is found here.