Blue Hills Weather Observatory
|Location in Massachusetts|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Norfolk County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||27.003 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||798.9 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||34.4 km 2 (approx. 13 mi 2 ) of
which 33.8 km 2 (approx. 13 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||35 m|
|Postal code :||02186|
|Area code :||+1 617/857|
|GNIS ID :||0619459|
Governor Hutchinsons Field
According to the United States Census Bureau , Milton has a total area of 34.4 km² (13.3 mi² ), of which 33.8 km² (13.0 mi²) are pure land area. Milton has 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of water, which corresponds to a share of 1.81%.
Milton is in northeast Norfolk County and borders Boston to the north . The Neponset River forms the border with Boston and flows eastward. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean in neighboring Quincy . There are only a few, smaller lakes in the Milton area. The largest is Houghton's Pond to the south in the Blue Hills Reservation . The surface of the area is rather flat in the north, crossed by several hills in the south, the highest point of which is the 193 m high Great Blue Hill .
All distances are given as straight lines between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
The main settlement areas in Milton are Milton Village and East Milton .
The mean mean temperature in Milton is between −2.2 ° C (28 ° F ) in January and 22.2 ° C (72 ° F) in July. This means that the place is about 2 degrees cooler in winter compared to the long-term average for the United States. The snowfall between October and May is well over two meters (with a peak in January of just under 40 cm) about twice as high as the average snow depth in the USA. The daily sunshine duration is at the lower end of the range in the USA.
Milton was settled in 1640 by the first Puritan immigrants who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 . At first, Milton belonged to Dorchester. Milton was then organized as an independent town in 1662. For more than 200 years after its inception, Milton remained a small agricultural community with industries along the banks of the Neponset River. After the American Revolutionary War , the population rose sharply and the Old Colony Railroad connected Milton with Boston.
|Census Results - Town of Milton, Massachusetts|
Culture and sights
Milton has a number of structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks, and Historic Districts. These include the historic Blue Hills Reservation Parkways , the Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha and the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory .
The Governor Hutchinson's Field is about 10 acres (4 ha) nature reserve, which is managed by the organization The Trustees of Reservations. It is the only access to the neighboring Pierce Reservation. Another nature reserve in Milton is the Blue Hills Reservation State Park . It is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston .
Economy and Infrastructure
Milton has been a well-known watermill site for centuries due to the many mills along the Neponset River. These included a grist mill, a gunpowder mill, a paper mill, and a chocolate mill. These mills were believed to be some of the oldest of their kind in New England. Other industries settled around these mills.
The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory was built on Great Blue Hill in the south of the town . It is the oldest weather station in North America.
Interstate 93 runs north-south through eastern Milton . It connects Milton in the north with Boston. The Massachusetts Route 28 and Massachusetts Route 138 also extend from north to south central and the west of Milton.
Public transportation is ensured by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority , which also connects Milton with Boston.
There are several medical facilities in Milton. Others are available to residents in Boston and Quincy.
The Milton Public Library has its origins in the 17th century, but the first public library was established in 1870 following a decision by the community assembly and opened in February 1871.
There are six public schools in Milton. These include four elementary schools:
- Collicot Elementary School
- Cunningham Elementary School
- Glover Elementary School
- Tucker Elementary School
As secondary schools there are Pierce Middle School and Milton High School.
In addition, several private schools: Fontbonne Academy, St. Mary of the Hills, St. Agatha's, Thacher Montessori School, Carriage House Schools and Delphi Academy.
Milton is the birth town of Massachusetts State Lieutenant Edward Robbins and the President of the United States George HW Bush . Due to the Milton Academy, the city is also the home of writers and musicians like Hal Clement .
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