Abington is a town in the South Shore of Massachusetts. First settled in 1668, its original size was much larger; it included the area that now makes up Bridgewater, Whitman, Rockland and part of Hanover. Incorporated in 1712, Abington was named after Anne Venables-Bertie, the Countess of Abington, Cambridgeshire. Starting in 1820, shoe-making became Abington’s first major industry and remained so until the early 20th century. Abington was one of the major shoe suppliers to the Union Army during the Civil War. Today Abington remains a quiet, residential town.
Town Site: http://www.abingtonma.gov
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington,_Massachusetts
Related Day Trips:
- Timber Lanes – An inexpensive bowling alley that also features an arcade, bar and restaurant. Official site.
- Great Chow – An upscale Asian restaurant that has a sleek, clean motif and great food. Official site.