Whitman, MA was named after Augustus Whitman in 1886.
Augustus Whitman was born of Jared Whitman, and Susanna Hobart and was never married. The Whitman family lived in the South Abington area known as Little Comfort.
Augustus Whitman’s family donated a plot of land to establish the Whitman Park in 1880, upon his death.
Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Video Credit: Friends of Whitman Park, Mark Adams