Arlington is a very popular town located just outside of Boston within the Middlesex County area. Arlington happens to be just six miles northwest from the great city of Boston and just eight miles from Sound and Visions Studios office located in Revere, MA. Arlington has a fairly decent sized population numbered at around 46,000, larger than the average of local towns.
European Colonists were the original settlers of the area of Arlington when it started as just a small village within Cambridge rather than its own town. The village’s name was “Menotomy” before it was Arlington, and there is debate as to the true translation of this Algonquian word. The general consensus of the meaning stands for “Swift Running Water”. Menotomy was replaced with the title of West Cambridge after transactions gained land within the area from parts of Charleston all the way to the Mystic River. The final name alteration took effect in 1867 and it was finally renamed to Arlington, Which was done to honor those whose remains were buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
One of the most famous and hugely important structures in Arlington is the Mill brook that flows all throughout the town. This brook was the location where the longest working mill was built and was the largest reason Arlington’s economy was successful. Captain George Cooke built the first mill here which led to the building of many other mills along the brook, many of which still work to this day.