Hingham is considered a South Shore community, located just south of the mouth of greater Boston Harbor.  Hingham is known for its colonial history.  The town was named after Hingham, a village in the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia.  First settled by English colonists in 1633 many of America's first colonists came to Hingham, including Abraham Lincoln's ancestor, Samuel Lincoln (1622-90), his first American ancestor, who came to Massachusetts in 1637.  Hingham Square area adorns a statue of President Lincoln in honor of this.  

There are several conservation areas throughout the town:  Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Button Island, Langley Island, Ragged Island, Sara Island and the World's End Reservation, which juts out into the bay.  There is a marina along the mouth of the Weymouth Back River and a public beach along the harbor.  These provide plenty of recreational opportunities for the residents in and around Hingham.  

Hingham Square is full of shops and restaurants, a grocery store, and car wash.  It is also home of the first Talbot's store in the United States, which is still operational today.  Stop in and see the retailer's humble beginnings.

There are many educational opportunities in town, with four elementary schools funneling into Hingham Middle School and Hingham High School.  Private School is also an option, as the town is home to Derby Academy, Notre Dame Academy, St. Paul School, Old Colony Montessori and Su Escuela Language Academy.  

Hingham is very easy to get to, with two exits off of MA Route 3.  Routes 3A and 53 cross through the town, as well as Route 228.  Public transportation is serviced by the commuter ferry service from Hingham Ship Yard.  The town hosts MBTA's Commuter Rail station stops West Hingham and Nantucket Junction.  The town also has several MBTA Bus Routes.  During the summer, there are ferries from Hingham Shipyard to several islands in Boston Harbor, as well as to Pemberton Point, Hull.    

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