South Middleborough: Home on the Grange

The South Middleborough Grange celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013 and is most certainly worth a look when visiting Middleborough, Massachusetts.  The South Middleborough Grange was organized with twenty-nine charter members on December 6, 1913 and the hall was built in 1916. Built by local resident, Clarence Ryder, Grange Hall has served as the venue for innumerable Grange and other social functions for the community since its 1916 construction. The Grange is well-noted for the annual agricultural fair held every year on the fourth Saturday in August as well as breakfasts, flea markets and the annual holiday faire. The South Middleborough Grange remains an active hub for Grange and community organizations and activities and is just one part of historic South Middleborough – which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The South Middleborough historic district is just 6 ½ miles outside of Middleborough Center and has a variety of unique attributes, including:

  • Late 18th to mid-20th century village core
  • Residential buildings dating from 1800 to 1952
  • Community and religious buildings built between 1841 and 1957

Historic sites dating from 1768 and 1955.

Photo courtesy of Nicole Jacquelyn Photography and Design.