Where Is Weymouth, Massachusetts?


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Weymouth, Massachusetts is in Norfolk County and the town is approximately 12 miles away from Boston in a southeast direction. Weymouth also is considered part of the South Shore region of the Boston metropolitan area. Some of Weymouth's neighboring towns are Braintree, Rockland and Holbrook.

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Where Is Weymouth, Massachusetts?

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The total area of Weymouth is 21.61 miles. Wessagusett colony was a settlement founded in 1622 at Weymouth's present site. After this settlement failed to thrive, it was renamed Weymouth and re-established in 1635. The settlement consisted of 100 families. During the American Revolution, its population was approximately 1,470.

Based on statistics from the 2010 census, the population of Weymouth is 53,743. Nearly 36.4 percent of its population is of Irish descent. Some famous attractions associated with Weymouth are Abigail Adams House, Whittmore House and Fogg Library. There are also many Victorian houses found in this town.

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