Dover is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. was first settled in 1635 and was officially incorporated in 1836.
Located about 15 miles due west of Boston, Dover is a residential town nestled on the south banks of the Charles River. Almost all of the residential zoning requires one acre or larger. As recently as the early 1960's, 75% of its annual town budget was allocated to snow removal, as only a mile and a half of the town's roads are state highway.
Dover shares its highly ranked public school system with the town of Sherborn. In addition to Sherborn, Dover is bordered by the towns of Natick, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, and Medfield.