Towns – Dorchester

Dorchester, Massachusetts 02121, 02122, 02124, 02125

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Although the Boston area of Dorchester is nothing more than a neighborhood today, it was a municipality in its own right. Dorchester, Massachusetts was named after the English county of Dorset by the Pilgrims that first came to America, and is fondly nicknamed “Dot” by residents today. Dorchester is just south of downtown Boston and rests amid the communities of Quincy, South End, Mattapan, Roxbury and Milton. Local landmarks and attractions include; the James Blake House, Franklin Park Zoo, the Bayside Expo & Conference Center and the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum. Famous Dorchester natives include Leonard Nemoy, Mark Wahlberg, Donna Summer and Rose Kennedy.

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Settled: 1630
Incorporated: 1630
Annexed by Boston: 1870
County: Suffolk

Dorchester, MA Population
2000: 92,115

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