February 13, 1662

Plympton was first settled in 1662 as the western parish of Plymouth. Lands of the original town included all of Carver and Halifax, as well as small portions of Kingston and Middleborough.

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January 1, 1707

The town was officially incorporated in 1707 and named for Plympton, Devon, England.

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Separation of Halifax

January 1, 1734

In 1734, the town of Halifax separated and incorporated.

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Birth of Deborah Sampson

December 17, 1760

Deborah Sampson Gannett (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827), better known as Deborah Samson or Deborah Sampson, was a Massachusetts woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is one of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war. She served 17 months in the army under the name "Robert Shirtliff" (also spelled Shirtliffe or Shurtleff) of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782, and was honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783.

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Separation of Carver

January 1, 1790

In 1790, the town of Carver separated and incorporated.

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Death of Deborah Sampson

April 29, 1827

Deborah Sampson died of yellow fever at the age of 66 on April 29, 1827, and was buried at Rock Ridge Cemetery in Sharon, Massachusetts

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Boundaries Set

February 13, 1862

The current boundaries of the town were set in 1862.

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