About Middleborough

About Middleborough




About Middleborough

Middleborough is the second largest town by land area in Massachusetts. We have fully staffed Fire and Police Departments, and municipally owned Water, Sewer and Electric & Gas Departments. The population of the town is approximately 23,116. The area that the town covers is 72.16 square miles. Middleborough also has its own accredited school system Teaching K-12. Middleborough was settled in 1660, and incorporated in 1669.

Middleborough's principal industries are lumber, calendars, brass goods, novelty items, warehousing and diversified products. It is the cranberry capital of the world and a major center of antiques.

Middleborough is located 38 miles from Boston, 22 miles from New Bedford, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island. Middleborough is on Route 44 to Plymouth and Routes 28 and 495 to Cape Cod. It is also on Route 79 to Fall River and Routes 18 and 105 to New Bedford. Middleborough is also on Route 44 to Taunton and Providence, Rhode Island. Middleborough is also now served by the MBTA's Old Colony Commuter Rail Service.


Elevation - 100 feet above sea level
Settled - 1660
Incorporated - 1669
Population - 23,116
Area - 72.16 square miles
Number of Dwellings - 7,195

Municipality Owned - Water, Sewer, Gas & Electric Light Plant
Fully Staffed Fire and Police Departments
Schools Accredited
Recreation Available - Swimming, Tennis, Playgrounds

Principal Industries
Brass Goods
Novelty Items
Diversified Products
Landscape Products
Cranberry Capital of the World

38 miles from Boston
22 miles from New Bedford
30 miles from Providence, R. I.

On Routes 44 East to Plymouth and Route 44 West to Taunton and
Providence, Rhode Island
On Routes 28 and I-495 South to Cape Cod and Route 28 North to Brockton
On Route 79 South to Fall River, Route 18 South to New Bedford and Route
18 North to Braintree
On Route 105 South to Marion/Mattapoisett and Route 105 North to Halifax