Located in the county of Middlesex in Massachusetts and just six miles north of Boston is the city of Arlington.For visitors or travelers hoping to find information on things to do or see, the Arlington, MA yellow pages and the Arlington, MA business directory will guide you to some exciting places that reveal a lot of history about Arlington. One such place is the Menotomy Rocks Park, which has lovely forest lands with winding trails. Another is the Arlington Center Historic district, which is where the old burying grounds are located. There is a lovely park, the Great Meadow, which is a swampy, forest land that lies within Arlington that draws a lot of visitors. There are many museums and historical old houses that are interesting and researching those places is well worth the while. Arlington is very proud its history, even though today it has modernized into a community. Arlington has been fortunate enough to maintain and preserve a lot of the historical sites and buildings and was even able to produce its own town common. Today, Arlington is a highly desired location to live.
Arlington began as a village in 1635 and was called Menotomy, which meant swift running water and was settled by colonists. In 1867, the name changed in honor of soldiers who were buried in the Arlington National Cemetery to Arlington. A stream called Mill Brook runs through the town and was a large part of Arlington's economy. The first mill was built there by Captain Cooke and after this time, seven more were built after that. The famous Midnight Ride that was made by Paul Revere was in the city of Arlington, and many battles were fought here. In 1688, the first school was constructed and today has been standing for over 100 years. In 1837, the first library was opened. Another interesting fact about Arlington that most do not know is that Uncle Sam was born here!The climate in Arlington varies with the seasons. July tends to be the warmest month of the year and the highest temperature was in 1975 at 105 degrees. January is the coldest month of the year and the low was -21 degrees in 1961. The most precipitation occurs in the month of November.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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