NORTON FOR GENEALOGISTS
NORTON, BRISTOL COUNTY, MA.
Incorporated - June 12, 1711
The town of Norton, as originally constituted, was bounded northerly by Dorchester (now Foxborough, Sharon, and Stoughton), easterly by Bridgewater, southerly by Taunton and Rehoboth, and westerly by Attleborough. It is now bounded northerly by Mansfield, easterly by Easton, and southerly and westerly as when first incorporated.*
* Taken from the History of the Town of Norton, MA. from 1699 to 1859 by George Faber Clark
Available for purchase at the Norton Historical Society (see below)
TOWN HALL, Town Clerk, Diane Casagni, 70 East Main Street, Norton, 02766
PUBLIC LIBRARY, 68 East Main Street 02766
NORTON HIGH SCHOOL, 66 West Main Street 02766
FUNERAL HOME, Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp Street 02766
Best source of information on Norton:
NORTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 18 West Main Street 02766 508-285-7070
The Historical Society has 2 books available for purchase:
1. The History of the Town of Norton, Bristol County, MA from 1669 to 1859 by George Faber Clark. This is a large, hardcovered reprint of the 1859 book. It consists of 550 pages filled with names, vital statistics, military information, and much more. It is available for $45.00 plus $5.00 S&H.
2. Images of America: Norton is a 128 page softcovered book packed with 200 pictures of Old Norton. This new book available only since March is Priced at $18.99 or $22.00 including S&H.
Checks should be made payable to the Norton Historical Society. If you are in the vicinity, please drop in and view the books to decide which one would better serve your purpose.
The building is opened on WED and THU from 9 am until 4:30 p.m.; and most WED and THU evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. Call 508-285-7070. It is packed with information and members can relay many stories from the past.
~~~~~~~~~~HOSPITALS SERVING NORTON:~~~~~~~~~~
MORTON, 88 Washington Street, Taunton 02780
STURDY MEMORIAL, 211 Park Street, Attleboro
.....Trinitarian-Congregational, East Main Street
.....Chartley Methodist Church, South Worcester Street
.....St. Mary's Catholic Church, 133 South Worcester Street
.....Testament Baptist Church, 1 New Taunton Avenue
.....Unitarian Church, West Main Street