It's been a pleasure to be of service to the residence of this great state of Massachusetts for all their cleaning service needs throughout the years. The Fabulous Maid serves towns and cities throughout this beautiful historic state we share, conducting professional house cleaning, apartment cleaning, and commercial cleaning services to our valued customers. In our effort to connect with residents and share our appreciation for Massachusetts, we want to highlight a special town called Canton.
Canton residents and those who've visited know this is a gem of a location for many reasons. Located only 15 miles south of Boston in Norfolk County, Canton is part of the Greater Boston area. With a modest 21,561 residents this remains a medium sized town, yet contains many key businesses that make it an important location in Massachusetts. The town was incorporated in 1797 from the town lying southwest of it called Stoughton. Interestingly, the name was created from the thought that it was geographically opposite to the other side of the world in Canton, China. A man named Elijah Dunbar, suggested this name, and is also well-known for being the President of the Stoughton Musical Society, which is now the oldest choral society in the U.S..
When it comes to business, Canton is a very prominent town because it has the North American headquarters of Reebok, Dunkin' Donuts, Computershare, Organogenesis, Inc., Interpolymer Corporation, OneBeacon Insurance, and Casual Male Retail Group - located in this medium sized town. These businesses create many good jobs in the town, with Reebok contributing the most.
Canton is a special place also because of its unique and beautiful location under the Great Blue Hill to the north east. The Blue Hill and Neponset River State Reservations are two large wooded areas just north of Canton that add to the overall natural environment of the town. The Neponset River comes down from the reservation and runs through the town creating Forge and Bolivar Ponds south east of town. On the southwest of town there's the beautiful Knollwood Memorial Park and two of the five nearby Country Clubs in the area: Spring Valley and Brookmeadow. To the near east there is the Wampatuck Country Club next to the large Reservoir Pond, and to the north there is the Blue Hill and Milton-Hoosic Country Clubs. In addition to these five country clubs, a person can play golf at the Ponkapoag Golf Course to the northeast next to a large pond of which it's named after. Truly, there are many natural and man-made beautiful attractions in and around Canton which makes it special.
One of Canton's most famous residents was Paul Revere, who built the first Copper Rolling mill in the nation in 1801. His famous poem called “Canton Dale” was inspired by this very town he loved. Another notable aspect of Canton is this is the location where the pot-belly stove was invented by resident Elijah Morse, who founded the Rising Sun Polish Company in Canton.
The town has three public elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school – as well as one private school. Higher education opportunities in Canton include the Blue Hills Regional Technical School and Massasoit Community College.
One more notable attraction to find in Canton is the Canton Viaduct, which was built in 1835 and is one of two of the oldest surviving multiple arch stone railway bridges still in active use today. This viaduct's construction was so sound it was even copied by the Tsar of Russia for replicas in Moscow.
Canton may be a smaller town, but the significance, beauty, and opportunities it offers are large to the residents and visitors alike. We here at The Fabulous Maid find it a pleasure to serve such a wonderful town that represents what makes Massachusetts the great state it is. We'd like residents to remember us for their cleaning needs, as our expert cleaning service has a proven track record serving residential and commercial customers for the many years we've been in operation. By detailing some interesting notes about this special city, we hope to connect to residents so they'll remember us for all their cleaning service needs in the future.