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The City of Quincy is an idealist city that seems to be perfect in every aspect. Rich in history, quiet neighborhoods, scenic shorelines, and thriving business community are just some of the bonuses living in Quincy. Located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, the City of Quincy also is dubbed "The City of Presidents". Quincy lies in the center of New England in the northeastern region of the United States and is approximately 7 miles southeast of downtown Boston 43 miles from Providence, Rhode Island; 100 miles from Hartford, Connecticut 150 miles from Albany, New York, and 225 miles from New York. Quincy was formed in 1792 with the city's name named after Colonel John Quincy.
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The Granite Railway was the first commercial railroad in the United States. Constructed in 1826, it was intended to carry granite from a quarry in Quincy to the Neponset River in Milton in where it would be taken away by boat to Charlestown, Massachusetts where they were erecting the Bunker Hill Monument. Quincy's granite became popular throughout the nation and soon stonecutting became the city's principal economic activity.
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The City of Quincy also shined in shipbuilding. Sailing ships were built in Quincy for as long as residences could remember. In the 1880s The Fore River area owned by Thomas Watson became the shipbuilding center. This is where many famous warships were built including the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV - 2), the battleships USS Massachusetts (BB - 59) and USS Nevada (BB - 36) and the USS Salem (CA - 139). Come and see the world's last all - gun heavy warship, the USS Salem which is the main exhibit and on display at the United States Naval Ship Building Museum with your Quincy car rentals company VERC Rentals.
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The City of Quincy is also where the aviation pioneer, was partially developed by Amelia Earhart. Come and visit one of the world's most famous airports located in the Dennison Field in the Squantum section of Squantum section of town with your Quincy car rentals company VERC Rentals. In 1910, the airport was the site of the Harvard Aero Meet and was later leased to the Navy for an airfield. In the 1950s, the airport served as a reserve Squantum Naval Air base.
The more the merrier...
The City of Quincy is composed of several neighborhoods. The neighborhood names tend to change often but each neighborhood is what adds charm to the City of Quincy. Each neighborhood has a specific characteristic that makes it unique. Come and see for yourself with your Quincy car rentals company VERC Rentals. Some of Quincy's neighborhoods include Adams Shore, Hough's Neck, Merrymount, North Quincy: Atlantic, Montclair, Norfolk Downs, as well as South and West Quincy.
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To optimize your time the best way possible while still getting to know the history of Quincy, visit the Quincy Historical Society located on 8 Adams Street. Founded in 1893 by Charles Francis Adam Jr and other leading Quincy citizens, the not-for-profit organization plays a very important role in the Quincy community. In its current location and building, it was once a preparatory school from 1872 to 1908 of Ware and Van Brunt. Visit their official website at http://www.ci.quincy.ma.us/qhs.asp for more information.
Visit the City of Quincy's official website at http://ci.quincy.ma.us/profile.asp for more information on this beautiful city when on your travels with your Quincy car rentals company VERC Rentals.