It was in 1694 when Easton was first settled, while in 1725, the city was incorporated officially. The first settler in this town was Clement Briggs, who had his home near Easton Green. Easton’s economy was developed and shaped by the Ames family, giving birth to a lot of notable landmarks within the area. Their businesses include the Ames Shovel Works, which was known in the country as the provider of shovels at that time.
The city covers a total land area of 29.2 square miles, according to the United States Census Bureau. It is surrounded by nature, including the Borderland State Park at its northwest corner and the Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area at the southeast corner. Moreover, Bristol County intersects with Plymouth County and Norfolk County exactly at the northeastern corner where Easton city is located.