There are three cotton, two woolen, and two paper mills in the town, and manufactures of iron castings, hoes, hats, leather, straw bonnets, and twine: total value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $240,364. This pleasant and flourishing town was taken from Dedham in 1724. Population, 1837, 1,592. It is 20 miles S.W. from Boston, 10 S.W. from Dedham, and 21 N. by W. from Providence, R.I.