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Middleborough, MA

The Town of Middleborough is a 72.31 square mile historic industrial town on the Nemasket River. Incorporated in 1640, Middleborough is a unique blend of tradition and progress. Still a farming community, the town is known as the Cranberry Capital of the World. Although industry has increased greatly since the completion of Route 495, the community continues to embody pure “country” living with miles of green spaces, woodlands and rivers.

Visitors can enjoy several recreational activities including numerous sports programs, parades, and country fairs as well as venture through The Oliver Estate and Middleborough Historical Museum.

Did you know?

Middleborough was once called the “shoe capital of the world.” It is still home to the Alden Shoe Company, one of the last remaining shoe manufacturers in America. Middleborough has since become the cranberry capital of the world, hosting the corporate headquarters of Ocean Spray Cranberries. Notable sights include the 1870s Victorian-style town hall, the Greek revival-style town library, and in the spring, the Nemasket River teems with alewife and blueback herring running upstream to the Assawompset Ponds complex to spawn.