Shutterstock

Massachusetts is known for a lot of things: sports, Dunkin, leafs, weather, great music, and towns with weird names.

I decided to do something totally arbitrary and weird and decided to rank every town in Massachusetts by the length of their town name.

There is one clear winner, and it’s an incredibly unique name that makes me, a guy from the midwest, feel very insecure.

Here are all the names of all the towns ranked by the number of letters. See where your town is! (easy way to do that is just hit cntrl-f and type in your town name).

  • The shortest?

    Lee. That doesn’t even qualify for a prefix for most towns in our state, but it is unique that it is the only town with only 3 letters in its name.

  • Towns with less than 10 characters

    Congrats on almost being notable, but not quite. This is like being the Brian Hoyer of towns.

    Avon 4
    Ayer 4
    Dana 4
    Gill 4
    Hull 4
    LYNN 4
    Otis 4
    Peru 4
    Rowe 4
    Stow 4
    Ware 4
    Acton 5
    Adams 5
    Ashby 5
    Athol 5
    Barre 5
    Dover 5
    Essex 5
    Heath 5
    Lenox 5
    Savoy 5
    Truro 5
    Upton 5
    Wales 5
    AGAWAM 6
    Alford 6
    Auburn 6
    Becket 6
    Berlin 6
    Bolton 6
    Bourne 6
    Canton 6
    Carver 6
    Conway 6
    Dalton 6
    Dennis 6
    Dracut 6
    Dudley 6
    Easton 6
    Erving 6
    Goshen 6
    Granby 6
    Groton 6
    Hadley 6
    Hanson 6
    Hawley 6
    Holden 6
    Hudson 6
    Leyden 6
    Ludlow 6
    MALDEN 6
    Marion 6
    Medway 6
    Mendon 6
    Millis 6
    Milton 6
    Monroe 6
    Monson 6
    Nahant 6
    Natick 6
    NEWTON 6
    Norton 6
    Oakham 6
    Orange 6
    Oxford 6
    PALMER 6
    Paxton 6
    Pelham 6
    QUINCY 6
    REVERE 6
    Rowley 6
    SALEM* 6
    Saugus 6
    Sharon 6
    Sutton 6
    Warren 6
    Wenham 6
    Weston 6
    WOBURN 6
    AMHERST 7
    Andover 7
    Ashland 7
    Bedford 7
    Belmont 7
    Berkley 7
    BEVERLY 7
    BOSTON* 7
    Boxford 7
    Chatham 7
    CHELSEA 7
    Chester 7
    Clinton 7
    Colrain 7
    Concord 7
    Danvers 7
    Dedham* 7
    Dighton 7
    Douglas 7
    Duxbury 7
    Eastham 7
    Enfield 7
    EVERETT 7
    Florida 7
    GARDNER 7
    Gosnold 7
    Grafton 7
    Halifax 7
    Hampden 7
    Hancock 7
    Hanover 7
    Harvard 7
    Harwich 7
    Hingham 7
    Holland 7
    HOLYOKE 7
    Ipswich 7
    Lincoln 7
    LOWELL* 7
    Mashpee 7
    Maynard 7
    MEDFORD 7
    MELROSE 7
    METHUEN 7
    Milford 7
    Needham 7
    Newbury 7
    Norfolk 7
    Norwell 7
    Norwood 7
    Orleans 7
    PEABODY 7
    Raynham 7
    Reading 7
    Roxbury 7
    Russell 7
    Rutland 7
    Seekonk 7
    Shirley 7
    Spencer 7
    Sudbury 7
    Swansea 7
    Tisbury 7
    Tolland 7
    Walpole 7
    WALTHAM 7
    Wareham 7
    Warwick 7
    Wayland 7
    Webster 7
    Wendell 7
    Whately 7
    Whitman 7
    Windsor 7
    Abington 8
    Acushnet 8
    AMESBURY 8
    Aquinnah 8
    Ashfield 8
    Boylston 8
    Brewster 8
    Brighton 8
    Buckland 8
    Carlisle 8
    Charlton 8
    Cheshire 8
    CHICOPEE 8
    Chilmark 8
    Cohasset 8
    Egremont 8
    Falmouth 8
    FRANKLIN 8
    Freetown 8
    Hamilton 8
    Hardwick 8
    Hatfield 8
    Hinsdale 8
    Holbrook 8
    Hopedale 8
    Kingston 8
    Leverett 8
    Medfield 8
    Merrimac 8
    Millbury 8
    Montague 8
    Monterey 8
    Pembroke 8
    Plympton 8
    Prescott 8
    RANDOLPH 8
    Rehoboth 8
    Richmond 8
    Rockland 8
    Rockport 8
    Sandwich 8
    Scituate 8
    Sherborn 8
    Somerset 8
    Sterling 8
    Stoneham 8
    TAUNTON* 8
    Townsend 8
    Uxbridge 8
    Westford 8
    Westport 8
    Westwood 8
    WEYMOUTH 8
    WINTHROP 8
    Wrentham 8
    Yarmouth 8
    Arlington 9
    ATTLEBORO 9
    Billerica 9
    Blandford 9
    BRAINTREE 9
    Brimfield 9
    BROCKTON* 9
    Brookline 9
    Dartmouth 9
    Deerfield 9
    Dunstable 9
    Fairhaven 9
    Granville 9
    Greenwich 9
    Groveland 9
    HAVERHILL 9
    Holliston 9
    Hopkinton 9
    Hyde Park 9
    Lakeville 9
    Lancaster 9
    LAWRENCE* 9
    Leicester 9
    Lexington 9
    Littleton 9
    Lunenburg 9
    Lynnfield 9
    Mansfield 9
    Middleton 9
    Millville 9
    New Salem 9
    Pepperell 9
    Petersham 9
    Plymouth* 9
    Princeton 9
    Rochester 9
    Royalston 9
    Salisbury 9
    Sheffield 9
    Shelburne 9
    Southwick 9
    Stoughton 9
    Templeton 9
    Tewksbury 9
    Topsfield 9
    Tyringham 9
    Wakefield 9
    WATERTOWN 9
    Wellesley 9
    Wellfleet 9
    WESTFIELD 9
    Wilbraham 9

     

  • Towns with exactly 10 letters

    Now we’re talking! A town with more letters than the post office at the north pole on December 13th!

    Ashburnham 10
    Bellingham 10
    Blackstone 10
    Boxborough 10
    Brookfield 10
    Burlington 10
    CAMBRIDGE* 10
    Charlemont 10
    Chelmsford 10
    Clarksburg 10
    Cummington 10
    Dorchester 10
    Edgartown* 10
    FITCHBURG* 10
    Foxborough 10
    FRAMINGHAM 10
    Georgetown 10
    GLOUCESTER 10
    Huntington 10
    LEOMINSTER 10
    Longmeadow 10
    Marblehead 10
    Marshfield 10
    Montgomery 10
    Nantucket* 10
    Northfield 10
    Oak Bluffs 10
    Plainfield 10
    Plainville 10
    Shrewsbury 10
    Shutesbury 10
    SOMERVILLE 10
    Sturbridge 10
    Sunderland 10
    Swampscott 10
    Washington 10
    Wilmington 10
    Winchendon 10
    Winchester 10
    WORCESTER* 10
  • Towns with 11 letters

    Getting closer but still nowhere near the top!

    BARNSTABLE* 11
    Belchertown 11
    Bernardston 11
    BRIDGEWATER 11
    CHARLESTOWN 11
    EASTHAMPTON 11
    FALL RIVER* 11
    GREENFIELD* 11
    Hubbardston 11
    MARLBOROUGH 11
    Middlefield 11
    New Ashford 11
    NORTH ADAMS 11
    Northbridge 11
    Phillipston 11
    PITTSFIELD* 11
    Sandisfield 11
    Southampton 11
    SOUTHBRIDGE 11
    Stockbridge 11
    Westborough 11
    Westhampton 11
    Westminster 11
    Worthington 11
  • Towns with 12 letters!

    Believe it or not we’re only a little over half way there at this point. EXCITING RIGHT?!

    Chesterfield 12
    Lanesborough 12
    Mattapoisett 12
    NEW BEDFORD* 12
    NEWBURYPORT* 12
    NORTHAMPTON* 12
    Northborough 12
    Provincetown 12
    South Hadley 12
    Southborough 12
    SPRINGFIELD* 12
    Tyngsborough 12
    West Newbury 12
    West Roxbury 12
    West Tisbury 12
    Williamsburg 12
    Williamstown 12
  • Towns with 13 letters

    Who says it’s an unlucky number? NOT THE FINE PEOPLE OF WEST BOYLSTON!

     

    Middleborough 13
    New Braintree 13
    North Andover 13
    North Reading 13
    West Boylston 13
  • Towns with 14 letters!

    Ok uhhh….so here’s a weird thing…there are no towns with 14 letters in their name. Literarlly every number since 3 is represnted but not 14. I find that weird, how about you?

  • Towns with 15 letters in their name!

    RIGHT BACK ON TRACK BABY!

    East Brookfield 15
    East Longmeadow 15
    New Marlborough 15
    West Brookfield 15
  • Surely there can't be more than one town with 16 letters in its name can there be?

    Uh duh! There’s SEVEN!

    East Bridgewater 16
    Great Barrington 16
    Mount Washington 16
    North Brookfield 16
    West Bridgewater 16
    WEST SPRINGFIELD 16
    West Stockbridge 16

     

  • The final two

    First up is North Attleborough with 18 letters, which is shockingly NOT the longest name…

  • YOUR WINNER

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who loves Massachusetts or just loves the films of Casey Affleck…but the town in Massachusetts with 21 letters to its incredibly long name is…

    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA!!!!