Taunton is located in the southeastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Bristol County that sits along the Taunton River in the southern part of Boston. The area where the present-day Taunton stands were owned by Elizabeth Poole was said to have purchased the land from the Native Americans who were inhabiting the city in 1639 and was later on named Taunton after it was organized as a town in 1639. The city has served as a base of operations during King Philip's War. The town's new industry includes brickmaking, ironworks, and shipbuilding. The production of silverware also started with the establishment in 1824 of the Reed and Barton Company. At present, the city's economy is already diversified, which already includes services and manufacturing.
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