Incorporated in 1714, Sutton is one of Central Massachusetts’ quintessential New England towns. With a town common seemingly out of a Norman Rockwell painting, Sutton has maintained commitment to conserving both nature and history—from farms deeded by the King of England through homes that once entertained the likes of Marquis de La Fayette, Benjamin Franklin and John Paul Jones. Comprised of five historic villages, Sutton boasts nationally known businesses like Vaillanourt Folk Art, Eaton Farm Confectioners, Atlas Box, and Polyvinyl Films (creators of Stretch-Tite); award winning golf courses like Pleasant Valley Country Club and Blackstone National Golf Club; agricultural farms like Whittier Farms; and, historical properties like Waters Farm and Sherman Blacksmith Shop. The community feel is most vibrant the first Saturday each December when businesses, churches, and organizations celebrate the magic of the holiday season in historic Sutton through the annual Chain of Lights.