Plymouth county. A pleasant town on Massachusetts bay, 25 miles S.E. from Boston and 15 N. by W. from Plymouth. It is watered by North and South rivers, and has a tolerable harbor, and some navigation. Ship building is an important branch of business in the town. Here are two cotton mills, an air and cupola furnace, a nail factory, and manufactures of cotton and satinet warp.
Peregrine White, the first English child born in New England, died here in 1704, aged 83. Incorporated, 1640. Population, 1837, 1,660.