Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 40 mi south of Boston, 18 mi east of Providence, 10 mi north of Fall River, 20 mi north of New Bedford, and 25 mi west of Plymouth. It is the seat of Bristol County. Taunton is situated on the Taunton River which winds its way through the city on its way to Mount Hope Bay, 10 mi to the south. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,874. The current mayor is Thomas Hoye, Jr.
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McCoy Stadium is a Minor League baseball stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is currently home to the Pawtucket Red Sox (Paw Sox) of the International League and affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The stadium was completed in 1946 as the home for the Pawtucket Slaters, an affiliate of the Boston Braves. Since 1969, the stadium has hosted the Pawtucket Red Sox. In 1981, the stadium hosted the longest professional baseball game in history, where the Paw Sox defeated the Rochester Red Wings after 33 innings by a score of 3-2.
Battleship Cove is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial in Fall River, Massachusetts. Featuring the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels, it is home to the highly decorated battleship. It is located at the heart of the waterfront at the confluence of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay and lies partially beneath the Braga Bridge and adjacent to Fall River Heritage State Park.
Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 1,600. Located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston, and Providence, Rhode Island, Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary, it remained one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States until men began to be admitted in 1988. The trustees officially changed the name of the institution to Wheaton College in 1912 after receiving a college charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Taunton State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located on Danforth Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. Established in 1854, it was originally known as the State Lunatic Hospital at Taunton. It was the second state asylum in Massachusetts. Most of the original part of the facility was built in a unique and rare neo-classical style designed by architects Boyden & Ball. It is also a Kirkbride Plan hospital and is located on a large 154 acre farm along the Mill River.
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