Plympton

Plympton is a small town in Massachusetts on the South Shore. Deborah Sampson was born here in 1760. She dressed as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War. When her leg was injured, she tended to it herself so her gender was not discovered. Later, the leg became infected and she was hospitalized. Her gender was discovered and she was honorably discharged.

Understand

Also referred to as "Cow Town, U.S.A.", Plympton is a small suburb. It is so small that many people fear blinking as they are driving down route 58 because they might miss the town. Deborah Sampson, a woman who dressed as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War, was born in Plympton, but the only other exciting news to come from the town is the addition of their first traffic light in 2008. Overall, Plympton is a great place to raise a family because of their schooling (Silver Lake School District) and the small population.

Get in

By car

Routes 106 and 58 both run through Plympton. The new route 44 is the best way in from the highway. Get off at the Plympton/ Carver/ 58 exit (exits are not numbered) and bear right off the exit and continue north on 58 to reach Plympton.

By plane

There is a small, regional airport in Plymouth called Plymouth Municipal Airport (246 South Meadow Road, 508-746-8003). Travelers usually prefer Logan Airport in Boston or T.F. Greene Airport in Warwick, RI.

Get around

Plympton is so small that there is no public transportation. There are few sidewalks so walking is not advised.

See

Do

Annual event

Eat

Bakery

Farm Stands

Drink

Go next

Routes through Plympton

Weymouth Halifax  N  S  Carver Rochester/Wareham
Foxborough Halifax  W  E  Kingston Ends at


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