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Plymouth (historically known as Plimouth and Plimoth) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. Plymouth holds a place of great prominence in American history, folklore and culture, and is known as "America's Hometown." Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower. Plymouth is where New England was first established. It is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. The town has served as the location of several prominent events, the most notable being the First Thanksgiving feast. Plymouth served as the capital of Plymouth Colony from its founding in 1620 until the colony's merger with the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1691.

Plymouth is the largest municipality in Massachusetts by area. The population is 56,468 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Plymouth is one of two county seats of Plymouth County, the other being Brockton.

Plymouth is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of Boston in a region of Massachusetts known as the South Shore. Throughout the 19th century, the town thrived as a center of ropemaking, fishing, and shipping, and once held the world's largest ropemaking company, the Plymouth Cordage Company. While it continues to be an active port, today the major industry of Plymouth is tourism. Plymouth is served by Plymouth Municipal Airport, and contains Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continually operating museum in the United States.

As one of the country's first settlements, Plymouth is well known in the United States for its historical value. The events surrounding the history of Plymouth have become part of the mythology of the United States, particularly those relating to Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. The town itself is a popular tourist spot during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Schools in and around Plymouth, MA

Name
Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Four or more years; Public; $15,592 average out-state tuition; $1,395 average in-state tuition
Bridgewater State University
Four or more years; Public; $7,050 average out-state tuition; $910 average in-state tuition
Massasoit Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,520 average out-state tuition; $576 average in-state tuition
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Ailano School of Cosmetology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Plymouth, MA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
A.L. Brown Scholarship Up to $7,000 January 31, 2017
Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Massachusetts Public Service Grant 100% of tuition May 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Big Y Foods Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 17, 2017