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Rochester, MA

The Town of Rochester was incorporated in 1686. At that time the areas now known as Marion, Mattapoisett, and West Wareham were all part of Rochester. These towns were subsequently separated from Rochester and by 1857 Rochester stood alone. The 36.39 square mile community is rural and the townspeople still operate many of the farms which were the foundation of the town over 300 years ago.

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Rochester was founded in 1679 on the lands called “Sippican” by the local Wampanoags, along the coast of Buzzards Bay. The Town originally thrived with the early shipbuilding and whaling trade in Mattapoisett Harbor.