Discovered 1905 Dec. 24 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.
Named after the city in southeast Massachusetts and place of the discovery. (H 61)
Named (AN 172, 391 (1906)) by the orbit computer Herbert R. Morgan. Morgan was sometime director of the observatory in Glasgow, Missouri and for many years director of the nine-inch transit circle division at the U.S. Naval Observatory.