The largest Massachusetts city in land area, Taunton boasts approximately 50 square miles with a population at 57,600. Taunton has three nicknames; ‘City of Firsts’- 1st Woman Proprietor, 1st to raise the Liberty and Union Flag 1774, and 1st Silver Manufacturer ‘The Silver City- Had three major Silver Manufacturing Plants – 1 remaining Christmas City – For decades the community lit up the Taunton green at the annual “Lights On” ceremony.
Places to Stay
Holiday Inn in the Myles Standish Industrial park is located just off I-495. The Days Inn Raynham is located about 2 miles from the center of town.
Places to Eat
Try these local favorites…
- Benjamin’s Restaurant and Gillian’s are located on Bay Street.
- Silver’s Restaurant, is located at the Holiday Inn.
- Curley’s Pub is on Winthrop Street.
- Henry’s Root Beer is on Broadway.
- Also check out the Galleria Mall Restaurants: Bertucci’s, Ground Roun and Ruby Tuesdays.
Places to Go
Historical Places; City Hall, Old Colony Historical Society, Bristol County Courthouse, First Parish Church, Taunton Green, Winery in Raynham, Cape Cod only 30 minutes away, New Bedford whaling and historical shipping docks.
Centrally located in Southeastern Massachusetts, Taunton is about 35 miles south of Boston, 30 miles northwest of Cape Cod, 30 miles east of Providence Rhode Island, and 20 miles north of New Bedford. Three state routes pass through the center of the city; Route 44, Route 138, and Route 140. Also, I-495, I-95, and Highway Route 24 are just minutes away.