About Wareham Center, MA
Wareham Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Wareham in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,896 at the 2010 census. == Geography == Wareham Center is located at 41°44′47″N 70°43′5″W (41.746332, -70.718018).According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 km2 (2.0 mi2), of which 3.9 km2 (1.5 mi2) is land and 1.2 km2 (0.4 mi2) (23.08%) is water. == Demographics == As of the census of 2000, there were 2,874 people, 1,254 households, and 719 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 734.9/km2 (1,907.2/mi2). There were 1,871 housing units at an average density of 478.4/km2 (1,241.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.33% White, 2.33% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. There were 1,254 households, out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.96.
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About Middleborough, MA
Middleborough (frequently written as Middleboro) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,245 at the 2020 census. == History == The town was first settled by Europeans in 1661 as Nemasket, later changed to Middlebury, and officially incorporated as Middleborough in 1669. The name Nemasket came from a Native American settlement along the small river that now bears the same name. Nemasket may have meant "place of fish", due to the large amount of herring that migrate up the river each spring. There are no contemporary records that indicate the name Middlebury was taken from a place in England. The names Middlebury and Middleborough were actually derived from the city of Middelburg, Zeeland, the westernmost province of the Netherlands. Middelburg was an international intellectual center and economic powerhouse. The English religious dissenters known as the Brownists developed their governing institutions in Middelburg before emigrating on the Mayflower, and were the earliest settlers of Middleborough. During King Philip's War (1675–76), the town's entire populace took shelter within the confines of a fort constructed along the Nemasket River.
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About Marion, MA
Marion is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,347 at the 2020 census.For geographic and demographic information on the village of Marion Center, please see the article Marion Center, Massachusetts. == History == Marion was first settled in 1679 as "Sippican", a district of Rochester, Massachusetts. The name, which also lends itself to the river which passes through the north of town and the harbor at the heart of town, was the Wampanoag name for the local tribe. The town was mostly known for its many local sea captains and sailors whose homes were in town, although there were also some small shipbuilding operations on the harbor as well. By the late 1840s, however, tensions between the village of Mattapoisett and the town led to a battle which sought to redraw the town lines and effectively take over Sippican Village. This caused the villagers to form a committee, which went to Boston to petition for incorporation as its own town. Thus, with the help of a powerful local ally, the town was incorporated on May 14, 1852, and renamed Marion in honor of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Mattapoisett was incorporated in 1857.Since that time, Marion's economy has mostly relied on the waters of Buzzards Bay, both for fishing and for the summer tourism industry. Recreational sailing is a major seasonal activity for residents and visitors.