Originally settled by English immigrants who built prosperous farms, the town of Bolton was incorporated in 1738. Rich forests and lime deposits also supported limestone quarries and kilns which once produced potash, lime, and brick products. During the 1800′s, the economy added orchards and dairy farming. Today, much of the town’s rural heritage is preserved in its current form as a residential suburb for nearby industrial communities and an exurb of Greater Boston.
The Bolton Historical Society, founded in 1962, is both the curator of documents and artifacts related to the town’s development and the sponsor of many programs designed to raise the public’s awareness of Bolton’s rural and agricultural heritage. A detailed history of Bolton can be found here http://www.townofbolton.com/Pages/BoltonMA_TownHistory