Attleboro is located in the southeastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Bristol County. It sits in the northeastern part of the Rhode Island cities Pawtucket and Providence. The area was first settled and was a part of the town of Rehoboth which sits adjacent to the area. The area was named after the English town Attleboro. The main economic activity of the town is jewelry making in the early enterprise, which then followed by leather and textile manufacturing. With the completion of the Boston-Providence Railroad, it was able to stimulate the town’s economic growth, however, jewelry is still the leading industry and had remained as the chief source of the town’s employment, and has been augmented by the production of metal stampings, electronic components, plastics, and other light manufactures.
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