Janet Cramb & Company Real Estate

Dunstable, MA Town Information

Dunstable is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,179 at the 2010 census.

Dunstable was named after its sister town Dunstable, England. There are several theories concerning its modern name. In one version, legend tells that the lawlessness of the time was personified in a thief called Dun. Wishing to capture Dun, the King stapled his ring to a post daring the robber to steal it. It was, and was subsequently traced to the house of the widow Dun. Her son, the robber, was taken and hanged to the final satisfaction that the new community bore his name. Another theory is that it comes from the Anglo-Saxon for "the boundary post of Duna". A third version is that the name is derived from Dunum, or Dun, a hill, and Staple, a marketplace.

Source: Wikipedia

"Town Hall, Dunstable MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.