Plymouth occupies a special place in American history. It came into being as New England’s very first town when the Pilgrims landed the Mayflower in 1620. It was the site of the original Thanksgiving celebration. Now it is a fast-growing municipality and one of the premier tourist sites in the Northeast. One of the most interesting destinations is Plymouth Plantation, a “living history” interactive experience that brings the Pilgrims and native Wampanoags to life.Given the nickname “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth is the largest city in Massachusetts by land area, and hence one of the least dense, with only 51,000 people in 18,423 households on 134 square miles. Of note is that 37 square miles of that is water!The growth of Plymouth almost did not happen after the bitter winter of 1620-1621. With the help of the Wampanoags, the British colonists survived. They borrowed, stole, pillaged and later, with the help of Squanto, a native sold into slavery by the English and returned from Spain, began to have successful farms in the area.
Plymouth grew into a large shipping and fishing town, and later a shipbuilding center. At one time, the Plymouth Cordage Company was the biggest rope manufacturer in the world. Now know as Cordage Commerce Center, the former plant is an office park and mall like restaurant center.
Following the growth of Boston and with modern roads and railroads, Plymouth grew in population considerably in the second half of the 20th century. Still a “town,” it is a major tourist center, and with Cape Cod just over the bridge, it has become a vacation area too.
The original Plymouth Rock has been located and can be visited by anyone who travels to the Plymouth Rock Memorial State Park, where it sits under a monument build by Chesley Bonestell, who designed the Chrysler Building Gargoyles and helped build the Golden Gate Bridge. Many tourists also visit Plymouth Plantation, which houses a living history museum recreating the original settlement, a native American home, and a working farm with period livestock. The Mayflower II, an exact and full size replica of the original sailing ship that sailed from England to Plymouth, is located on the pier in Plymouth Center; it is a fully operational vessel.
Plymouth is in Plymouth County, with the Plymouth Superior Court located at 52 Obery Street, and another Superior Court in Brockton. Plymouth has its own District Court Department, located in the same building; it covers Plymouth and cases originating in Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, and Plympton. Plymouth car accidents can be tried in either court; Plymouth bankruptcy cases are heard in Brockton.
The Law Office of Burns & Jain is located at Six Beacon Street, Suite 600, in Boston, Massachusetts. We recommend using public transportation. To get to our office from Plymouth using public transportation, take the Kingston/Plymouth & Middleborough/Lakeville Train towards South Station. At South Station you can walk or you can take the Red Line to Park Street. Walk up Tremont Street toward Government Center. Turn left onto Beacon Street; our office is on the left hand side.
Driving directions to our office from Plymouth are as follows: head north on MA-3. Take Exit 20B to merge onto I-93 N toward Boston. Take Exit 20 toward South Station. Continue straight onto Lincoln Street. Turn left at Kneeland Street. Continue straight onto Stuart Street. T urn right at Charles Street, and right onto Beacon Street.
Call Attorney Neil Burns or Roshan Jain for a free consultation: 617-227-7423.