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The population of Whitman is approximately 14,439 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 5,104 (2000).

The amount of land area in Whitman is 6.96 sq. miles.
The distance from Whitman to Washington DC is 395 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Whitman is positioned 42.08 degrees north of the equator and 70.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Whitman elevation is 110 feet above sea level.
Whitman median income is $55,303 (2000).

The Whitman median home price is $156,500 (2000).

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Whitman location: east of Brockton and 22 miles southeast of Boston in southeastern Massachusetts. Major roads that pass through Whitman include Mass. Route 14, Mass. Route 18, Mass. Route 27, and Mass. Route 58. Other nearby communities include Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, Hanson and West Bridgewater.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Whitman is seasonal. Average temperatures range from about 40 degrees in winter to about 72 degrees in the summer. Precipitation remains fairly constant throughout the year. Snow falls during the winter months
The average winter temperature is 27 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71 degrees F.
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Whitman history:

At the time of its settlement, the area was known as the "Little Comfort" portion of Bridgewater. It was made part of the Town of Abington in 1712. Finally, in 1875, the township of South Abington was incorporated. In 1886, the name was formally changed to Whitman. It was named for local resident, Augustus Whitman. When the town was incorporated, there was no public water system. Private wells were the norm. It was arranged to have water from Silver Lake, but funding could not be obtained. Whitman decided to turn over the franchise for the water to nearby Brockton with the provision that Whitman could have a special rate for its water. Public water was finally received in Whitman on 2 January 1905.

Whitman supplied the timber for the frigate, U.S.S. Constitution, more commonly known as "Old Ironsides."

The Massachusetts state cookie is the chocolate chip cookie which was invented at the "Toll House Restaurant" in Whitman, Massachusetts in 1930. Nestle bought the recipe. The Toll House restaurant was on Route 18 through Whitman, which was the old toll road from Boston to Cape Cod. It burned down over 20 years ago.
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Whitman attractions:

The area is sometimes referred to as "Boston's Historic South Shore."

Located on Route 18 in Whitman is "Peaceful Meadows farm", which has been consecutively voted as the best ice cream in Massachusetts.

Harding Pond
Phone: (781)-447-5892
Adjacent to High Street Cemetery
Recreational Opportunities: Fishing, non-motor boating, ice-skating.

Francis J. Spellman, Catholic Cardinal

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