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BraintreeThe town of Braintree was settled in 1625, colonized in 1635 and incorporated in 1640 and named after the English town of Braintree. It comprised land that was later split into Quincy (incorporated in 1792), Randolph (1793), and Holbrook (1872). Braintree was part of Suffolk County until the formation of Norfolk County in 1793.

The town of Braintree was the birthplace of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock. General Sylvanus Thayer, the “Father of West Point” was also born in Braintree, in the section of town now known as Braintree Highlands.

Braintree was the site of the infamous 1920 murders that led to the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. It was the retirement home of the co-inventor of the telephone, Thomas A. Watson. Braintree’s population grew by over 50% during the 1920s. In January 2008, Braintree converted from a representative town meeting form of government to a mayor-council government.

Lawrie Whitmore was officially accepted into the Braintree group of friends in March of 2017

Source: Wikipedia,,_Massachusetts