Area: 16.3 sq miles (42.22 km²)
Population: 27,149 (2000)
15 miles (24 km) from Boston
Stoughton is on an MBTA commuter rail line that runs to South Station in Boston via the Providence/Stoughton Line.
Stoughton was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated in 1726. It was named after William Stoughton, who was the first chief justice of Colonial Courts and the notorious chief justice of the Salem Witch Trials.
On May 9, 2013, a brief, and unexpected tornado touched down in Stoughton, with minor damage occurring. The tornado was ranked as an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Every year, there are fireworks at the high school for celebration of the 4th of July. Other Stoughton attractions include local drama groups, summer-time outdoor concerts, and annual parades to honor veterans.
Mo Cowan - U.S. Senator for Massachusetts.
Henry L. Pierce - mayor of Boston.
Forrest Bird - aviator, inventor and biomedical engineer.