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The Town of Dighton was founded in 1712 and is located in the center of Bristol County in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Dighton is a mixture of suburbaban and rural settings and also includes a strong industrial presence. Dighton entertains its youth with a variety of activities which include little league baseball and soccer, basketball and softball as well as tennis.
Dighton was named in honor of a woman by the name of Frances Dighton Williams.
The town is very proud to have an excellent education system.