Originally West Parish in Pembroke, the town of Hanson is a small community rich in history and character. It was incorporated as Hanson in 1820 with nine hundred seventeen town members and has continued to grow while remaining a small town at heart. Hanson, known for its many beautiful brooks and ponds, has been a popular place for recreation throughout the history of Massachusetts. Hanson will introduce you to Hanson's noteworthy sites, such as the Plymouth County Hospital and the summer resort "the Needles." It features some of Hanson's most famous citizens, including Albert Burrage, a Boston businessman who was responsible for Burrage Industries and the Needles; Ephraim Albert Gorham, who began the movement to convert wetlands to cranberry bogs; and Marcus Urann, who organized and ran what became the Ocean Spray Cranberry Company. This collection will help locals and visitors enjoy the history of Hanson for generations.