Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abington
ABINGTON, a town in Massachusetts, in Plymouth co., about 20 miles S. E. of Boston. It is on the New York, New Haven and Hartford, and the Old Colony Electric railroads. The largest industry is the manufacture of boots and shoes. The city has an excellent school system and a library. In its park is a memorial arch to veterans of the Civil War which was dedicated in 1912. Abington was founded in 1680. Pop. (1910) 5,455; (1920) 5,787.