The Town of Marshfield is located in Southeastern Massachusetts in Plymouth County. A coastal community 30 miles from Boston, Marshfield has a yearly population of about 25,000 people which grows to about 40,000 in the summer months. The town's rich history of over 350 years dates back to the pre-revolutionary war era and is best known as the home of Daniel Webster from 1832 until his death in 1852. While a resident he was a very important national political figure and was known as "the Farmer of Marshfield". Marshfield is 31.70 square miles in area, and contains 28.50 square miles of land and 3.25 square miles of water. The beach and sea remain largely as they have always been,- ever present, ever beautiful, the essence of Marshfield.