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One of the six New England states, and one of the first 13 states in the Union (it entered in 1788), Massachusetts is known as the "Old Colony State." The Pilgrims established their settlement at Plymouth in 1620, arriving on the Mayflower. They were followed shortly by the Puritans, who established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Puritans named their colony after a local Indian tribe whose name means "a large hill place." The birthplace of many of the ideals of the American Revolution, Massachusetts attracted people who believed in self-government. It's appropriate that the state flower is the mayflower, also known as the trailing arbutus. ...Read more here: Massachusetts - The Bay State
- Capital City:
- Bay State / Old Colony State
- Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate quietem (By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty)
- May 16, 1788 (6th)
- Origin of State's Name:
- Named after local Indian tribe whose name means "a large hill place."
- Largest Cities:
- Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford
- Border States:
- Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
- Land Area:
- 7,838 sq. mi.; 45th largest
- State Bird:
- Black-capped Chickadee (Penthestes atricapillus)
- State Flower:
- Mayflower (epigaea regens)
- State Tree:
- American Elm (ulmus americana)
- State Song:
- Hail Massachusetts
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Real Estate & Home Values in Massachusetts
Home Buyer and Seller Resources
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- Homeowners insurance: What you need to know
- Home Maintenance Checklist
- What Is A Short Sale?
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- Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
- How to Sell Your Home In a Down Market
- 2009 Mortgage Bailout Explained
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- Wildwood Elementary
- (413) 549-6300
- 71 Strong Street
- Amherst, MA 01002
- James A Garfield Elementary
- (617) 635-8351
- 95 Beechcroft Street
- Brighton, MA 02135
- Uphams Corner Charter School
- (617) 268-4695
- 7 Elkins Street
- South Boston, MA 02127
- Raymond J Grey Jh
- (978) 264-4700
- 16 Charter Rd
- Acton, MA 01720
- King Philip Reg High
- (508) 384-1000
- 201 Franklin Street
- Wrentham, MA 02093
- Montachusett Voc Tech
- (978) 345-9200
- 1050 Westminster Street
- Fitchburg, MA 01420
Sex Offender Information for Massachusetts
For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.
In Massachusetts, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.mass.gov/sorb/community.htm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.
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