Norfolk county. This town was taken from Dorchester in 1778. It is watered by Rumford and Cocasset rivers, branches of the Taunton, on which are mills of various kinds. The manufactures of Foxborough the year ending April 1, 1837, amounted to $231,136:—they consisted of cotton and woolen goods, boots, shoes, leather, iron castings, straw bonnets, shovels, spades, hoes, and forks. Foxborough lies 24 miles S.S.W. from Boston, 15 S. from Dedham, and 18 E.N.E. from Providence, R.I. Population, 1830, 1,099; 1837, 1,416.