ABINGTON

Abington is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Boston. The population was 15,985 at the 2010 census.

Before the Europeans made their claim to the area, the local Native Americans referred to the area as Manamooskeagin, meaning “great green place of shaking grass.” Two streams in the area were named for the large beaver population: Schumacastacut or “upper beaver brook” and Schumacastuscacant or “lower beaver brook.”