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Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of Boston, 18 miles (29 km) east of Providence, 10 miles (16 km) north of Fall River, 20 miles (32 km) north of New Bedford, and 25 miles (40 km) 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 miles (16 km) to the south. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,874. The current mayor is Thomas Hoye, Jr.

Founded in 1637 by members of the Plymouth Colony, Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the United States. The native Americans called the region Cohannet, Tetiquet and Titicut before the arrival of the Europeans. Taunton is also known as the "Silver City", as it was an historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th century when companies such as Reed & Barton, F. B. Rogers, Poole Silver, and others produced fine-quality silver goods in the city.

Since December 1914, the city of Taunton has provided a large annual light display each December on Taunton Green, giving it the additional nickname of "Christmas City".

The original boundaries of Taunton included the land now occupied by many surrounding towns, including Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Dighton, Raynham, and Berkley. Possession of the latter is still noted by the naming of Taunton Hill in Assonet.

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Schools in and around Taunton, MA

Name
Rob Roy Academy-Taunton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Wheaton College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,600 average out-state tuition; $41,600 average in-state tuition
Southeastern Technical Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Bridgewater State University
Four or more years; Public; $7,050 average out-state tuition; $910 average in-state tuition
La Baron Hairdressing Academy-Brockton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Stonehill College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,920 average out-state tuition; $33,920 average in-state tuition
Ailano School of Cosmetology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Taunton, MA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016