Welcome to Middleborough!
Middleborough has retained the flavor of an old New England town while experiencing major suburban and residential growth and industrial park development.
Visitors to Middleborough can enjoy the partially restored Oliver Mill Park on the site of Judge Oliver's industrial complex and follow the spring herring run which brings thousands of alewives upstream to spawn. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, famous little people of the P.T. Barnum era, were among the most prominent 19th century residents. Their memorabilia is on display at the Middleborough Historic Museum, along with many other local artifacts.
Located in Plymouth County approximately 35 miles south of Boston and 40 miles north of Providence it is bordered by the Towns of Raynham, Bridgewater, Halifax, Plympton, Carver, Rochester, Wareham, Lakeville, and the City of Taunton. The Town tries to balance housing, mixed use development, and commercia/industrial while maintaining its rural character devoted to agricultural purposes, horse stables, and preserved open space and parklands. Middleborough is often referred to as the Cranberry Capital of the World due to the number of cranberry cooperatives located here.
The principal highways serving Middleborough are U.S. Route 44, State Routes 18, 28, and 105 and Interstate 495 with three I-495 interchanges within the Town and two additional ones located adjacent to the Town’s boundaries. The MBTA passenger rail station for commuter service into Boston is located at the Middleborough/Lakeville border. Railroad freight service is also available to the Town’s commercially zoned areas. GATRA (the Greater Attleborough Taunton Regional Transit Authority) operates a shuttle bus around the downtown and along the Route 44 commercial strip. Airstrips are available for small airplanes and municipal airports are located nearby in the City of Taunton and Town of Plymouth.