Wrentham was first settled by the English in 1660 and officially incorporated in 1673. For a short time, it was the residence of the educational reformer Horace Mann. It is also known as one of the residences of Helen Keller.
Wrentham is bordered by Norfolk on the north, Foxboro on the east, Plainville and Cumberland, Rhode Island on the south, Bellingham on the southwest, and Franklin on the west. It has two large lakes towards the center of town, Lake Pearl and Lake Archer, as well as Mirror Lake on the Wrentham/Norfolk border and numerous smaller lakes. Sheldonville, or West Wrentham, is a rural section of Wrentham located on the western leg of town. Sheldonville still maintains a unique identity as the old farming section of Wrentham, has active commercial orchards, and has its own ZIP code (02070).
Wrentham is the only Wrentham in the United States. It is named after the village of Wrentham in Beccles, Suffolk, England.
Federally, Wrentham is part of Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district. One of the state’s former members of the United States Senate is Republican Scott Brown, a resident of Wrentham, who was elected via special election.
The Wrentham Elementary School consists of the Delaney Elementary School for the lowest grades, the Vogel Elementary School for a mix of lower grades and unified arts, and the Roderick Elementary School for the highest grades. King Philip Regional High School is the high school for students from Wrentham, Norfolk, and Plainville. Students in middle school attend King Philip Regional Middle School in Norfolk, MA. Surrounding high schools, such as Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, MA, as well as the Catholic Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, MA, are also available to Wrentham students.
Wrentham is a member of the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority. Wrentham is home to the Wrentham Premium Outlets, an open-air outlet power center owned by the Simon Property Group. It is located off of I-495 and Route 1A in Wrentham, Massachusetts.