Massachusetts is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, New Hampshire on the north, Connecticut on the south and New York on the west. Massachusetts is known for its historical places and beautiful landmarks. Places like Cape Cod has some amazing beaches, theaters and a colony known as Provincetown. The western side of Massachusetts is known for Tangle wood, a home for Boston Symphony which is an art museum. Jacob’s Pillow is a well known dance center which is a great place for all the dance lovers.
|Massachusetts Official Language(s)||None; English de facto|
|Massachusetts Demonym||Bay Stater|
|Massachusetts Largest City||Boston|
|Massachusetts Largest Metro Area||Greater Boston|
|Massachusetts Area||Ranked 44th in the US|
|- Total||10,555 sq mi
|- Width||183 miles (295 km)|
|- Length||113 miles (182 km)|
|- % water||25.7|
|- Latitude||41° 14′ N to 42° 53′ N|
|- Longitude||69° 56′ W to 73° 30′ W|
|Massachusetts Population||Ranked 15th in the US|
|- Total||6,593,587 (2009 est.)|
|- Density||809.8/sq mi (312.7/km2)
Ranked 3rd in the US
|- Median Income||$65,401 (2008) (6th)|
|- Highest Point||Mount Greylock
3,492 ft (1,064 m)
|- Mean||500 ft (150 m)|
|- Lowest Point||Atlantic Ocean
0 ft (0 m)
|Massachusetts Before statehood||Province of Massachusetts Bay|
|Massachusetts Admission to Union||February 6, 1788 (6th)|
|Massachusetts Governor||Deval Patrick (D)|
|Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor||Tim Murray (D)|
|Massachusetts Legislature||General Court|
|- Upper House||Senate|
|- Lower House||House of Representatives|
|U.S. Senators||John Kerry (D)
Scott Brown (R)
|U.S. House Delegation||10 Democrats|
|Massachusetts Time Zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Massachusetts Abbreviations||MA Mass. US-MA|
Massachusetts is one of the 13 colonies that opposed the British rule. In the year 1773, the Boston Tea Party revolted against the unfair taxation. In the 19th century, Massachusetts was known for its intellectual educators and writers who helped in expanding the commercial business of shipping, manufacturing and fishing. This state was also known to specialize in the production of shoes and textiles. The state also ranks second in the world in the productions of cranberry plantation.
The Lighthouses in Massachusetts are an attractive feature that visitors don’t miss out on. People who visit this place can also buy souvenirs for their friends and families. Theselighthouses offer a wonderful view of the sunrise and sunset.
Massachusetts has beautiful scenic beauty where many people can go site-seeing and also go on long drives. The scenic beauty is simply awesome which is along the countryside. One can also go for a drive to the Women’s Clubs State Forest which is situated on Quibbling shores.
Massachusetts has more than 100 covered bridges that were built in the year 1792. Later in the 20th century a lot of timber bridges were constructed. These bridges are a delight to many visitors and they are photographed very often by professionals. A few famous covered bridges in Massachusetts are Burr arch-truss Bridge, Bissell Bridge, Creamery Bridge and the Burkeville Bridge.
Since Massachusetts is known for historic places and landmarks a few famous historic places are below:
This academy was established by John Adams in 1872. He opened the Adams Temple and School Fund.
This place is also known as Antiquarian Hall. It was established by Isaiah Thomas in the year 1812. This society is the third oldest historical society.
Arrowhead is home to the famous author Herman Melville. Between 1850-1863 he wrote short stories and novels like Moby-Dick, poetry and many other interesting stories.
This building is associated with weather observations in the U.S. It has the history of holding the oldest and continuous weather record in North America. The observatory is also known by the name of the ‘’Great Blue Hill Weather Observatory’’.
Castle Hill is from the 20th century. The castle was designed by David Adler from Chicago who was a great architect. There were many other structures and buildings designed by him.
Other places that people can visit are Osterville Historical Museum- Cape Cod, Tory House- Bridgewater, Blackstone Valley Fall Festival, Asa Water Mansion- Millbury and the Boston Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise. Massachusetts is a place that has lots to explore and do.