About Marshfield

The Town of Marshfield is located in Southeastern Massachusetts in Plymouth County.  A coastal community 30 miles from Boston, Marshfield has a yearly population of about 25,000 people which grows to about 40,000 in the summer months.  The town's rich history of over 350 years dates back to the pre-revolutionary war era and is best known as the home of Daniel Webster from 1832 until his death in 1852. While a resident he was a very important national political figure and was known as "the Farmer of Marshfield".

Marshfield is 31.70 square miles in area, and contains 28.50 square miles of land and 3.25 square miles of water.  The town has a traditional New England government structure with a three-member board of selectmen, an administrator and an open town meeting. Among the basic services provided to residents are public safety, schools, water and sewer, trash removal, recreation, public library and senior center.  The town's water and sewer and trash operations are managed through enterprise funds.

Marshfield is active throughout the year with events such as the Marshfield Fair, which attracts visitors from all over the State.  The community takes pride in the education it offers its young people, in its sports programs and in its unique environmental beauty both on the coast and inland.

GEOGRAPHY

Location
Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Duxbury on the south and southeast, Pembroke and Norwell on the west, and Scituate on the north. Marshfield is 18 miles east of Brockton; 29 miles south of Boston; 48 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 225 miles from New York City. 

Total Area: 31.74 sq. miles
Land Area: 28.46 sq. miles
Population: 25,531
Density: 757 per sq. mile

Climate (National Climatic Data Center)
(Plymouth Station)
- Normal temperature in January.....26.5°F 
- Normal temperature in July........71.0°F 
- Normal annual precipitation.......48.8"  

U.S.G.S. Topographical Plates
- Duxbury, Scituate, Cohasset, Hanover

Regional Planning Agency
-  Metropolitan Area Planning Council                         

Metropolitan Statistical Area
(1993 Definition)
-  Boston

GOVERNMENT

Municipal Offices
Main Number: 781-834-5563

Form of Government
Board of Selectmen                       
Town Administrator     
Open Town Meeting

Year Incorporated As a town: 1640 


Registered Voters (As of February 15, 2012)

 

Number

 Total Registered

 18,234 

 Democrats

 4651

 Republicans

 2622

 Other parties

 61

Unenrolled Voters

10900