Originally an agricultural community embracing the headwaters of the Acushnet River, the residential town of Acushnet has retained its rural atmosphere, while also providing a home for various industries. Through the 1800s, the town was the site of water-powered factories and boat yards; in the 1990s, the town hosted construction, manufacturing and agriculture/aquaculture industries. It is the original home of the Titleist golf ball. Acushnet is a quiet friendly community with a population of 10,607 people, with many miles of winding, country roads. Residents take great pride in the town’s schools, openness, and feeling of family. Each Fall, during the well-known Apple/Peach Festival, Acushnet’s growers, artisans, and Historical Society welcome visitors from far and wide. People come from all over to fish in the large lake, to pick apples, to visit the many farm stands and enjoy all the natural recourses that make Acushnet the agricultural town it is.