New Braintree, Town of
- TOWN INFORMATION
Welcome to the town of New Braintree, Massachusetts.
In 1709, 6000 acres were granted to the residents of the village of ?Braintree Farms? .
Additional tracts of land which were formerly part of Brookfield and Hardwick were acquired
and in 1751 the town was incorporated as New Braintree.
Once occupied by a large contingent of Native Americans, the area became known for its
farms and bountiful harvest. By the late 18th century, New Braintree was shipping its
annual production of cheese, other dairy products and beef to Boston and had attained a high degree
of prosperity. Over 1,000 milk cows lived in New Braintree by the 19th century and the town
produced over 200,000 pounds of cheese annually. Townspeople worked as cobblers, carriage
builders and tool makers.
Today, this idyllic community is home to just over 1,000 people and the town has maintained its rural,
farming character, with one working dairy farm, a commercial
orchard and several prosperous produce farms.
Whom to Contact
- Historical CommissionPhone: (508) 867-3673
- Veteran's AgentPhone: (508) 867-6994
- Council on Aging
- Board of AssessorsPhone: (508) 867-4467
- Planning BoardPhone: (508) 867-2610
- Fire ChiefPhone: (508) 867-9237
- Town ClerkPhone: (508) 867-4952
- Conservation CommissionPhone: (508) 867-7193
- Board of HealthPhone: (508) 867-6679
- Building InspectorPhone: (413) 477-8753
- Board of AppealsPhone: (508) 867-3982
- Chief of PolicePhone: (508) 867-2059
- Treasurer Tax CollectorPhone: (508) 867-2581
- Katie TylerExecutive SecretaryPhone: (508) 867-2071
20 Memorial Dr New Braintree, Ma. 01531 (Use www.mapquest.com to retrieve directions)