Taunton is a classic New England city, rich in history and tradition. Nicknamed "The Silver City," Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the nation (founded in 1639) and stood as the center of the silver industry in the 19th century. Situated within the hub of Southeastern Massachusetts, the city serves as the government seat for Bristol County.
Taunton's time-honored community is comprised of a multitude of architectural structures dating anywhere from the colonial period to the present day. Countless Pre-Revolutionary War homes are found throughout the city, including the Joseph Willis House which dates back to 1688. In all, Taunton has over 100 homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, its most impressive structure may be the Bristol County Superior Statehouse, with its tall copper dome remaining visible for miles. In addition to being nicknamed "The Silver City", Taunton is also known as "Christmas City" due to its annual holiday display which has been held at the city's central square, Taunton Green, every year since 1914. Revered as a business and family friendly community, the city provides an abundance of resources to support both. Commuters will love the convenience of the Taunton Railway which connects the city to Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, and Newport. Family life is enhanced by a myriad of parks, highlighted by the Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Sanctuary, a scenic wildlife preserve bordering Three Mile River offering hiking trails, botanical gardens, and picnic areas. The convenience of shopping, dining and entertainment in a single location can be provided by The Silver City Galleria, a two-floor complex containing hundreds of stores, a movie cinema, and a food court. As one of the oldest towns in the United States, Taunton remains a desirable New England location today.
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