Dover is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,127 in 2019, with 2,015 households and 4,296 registered voters.
Located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of downtown Boston, Dover is a residential town nestled on the south banks of the Charles River. Almost all of the residential zoning requires 1-acre (4,000 m2) or larger. As recently as the early 1960s, 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 is bordered by Natick, Wellesley and Needham to the north, Westwood to the east, Walpole and Medfield to the south, Sherborn to the west.
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Dover, please see the article Dover (CDP), Massachusetts.
The "Dover Demon" is a creature reportedly sighted on April 21 and April 22, 1977.
The first recorded settlement of Dover was in 1640. It was later established as the Springfield Parish of Dedham in 1748, and incorporated as District Dedham in 1784.