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Westborough
Worcester County, Massachusetts

ZipCodes
01581

Motto
The Hundredth Town



Page Contents for Westborough, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Westborough is approximately 17,997 2000, 4045 2010.
The approximate number of families is 6,472 2000, 1753 2010.
The amount of land area in Westborough is 4.933 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Westborough is 20.52 sq. miles with a total of 21.62 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.012 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westborough to Washington DC is 376 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 32 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westborough is positioned 42.26 degrees north of the equator and 71.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Westborough per capita income is $ 20,922.
Westborough median income is $ 63,888.
The Westborough median home price is $ 250,100.
Westborough average annual precipitation is 47.8 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 22.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 69.7 degrees F.

Location

29 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. The town is bordered by Shrewsbury and Grafton on the West, Southborough and Hopkinton on the East, Upton on the South and Northborough on the North.
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History & History Related Items

Westborough is a town rather than a city. It was incorporated as such in 1717 as the 100th town in Massachusetts.

A page about Westborough history

This area contains many old Indian trails, even as old as 7,000 years ago! The early English explorer John Oldham followed these trails through Westborough in 1633, and settlers in search of fertile farmlands followed not long after. By the late 1600s, a few families had settled near Lake Chauncy, in the "west borough" of Marlborough. On November 18, 1717, Westborough was incorporated as the hundredth town in Massachusetts, populated by twenty-seven families. Soon large farms were carved out, mills built long the Assabet River and Jack Straw Brook, and taverns flourished.

Westborough Historic Commission
Forbes Municipal Building
45 West Main Street, 2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-3048
Fax: 508-366-3048
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The incorporation of Westborough

1717


Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Eli Whitney, Jr., Inventor
Born in 1765. He invented the cotton gin in 1795 after he graduated from Yale. Died in 1825. More information about Eli Whitney.

Esther Forbes, Author
Forbes wrote many books, most notably the 1944 Newbery Award-winning children's historical novel, Johnny Tremain and the book, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1943.

Nikki Stone, Olympian
Stone, a graduate of Westborough High School and long-time Westborough resident, was the 1998 Gold Medal Winner in Aerial Skiing during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. Stone was the first American gold-medalist in this event.

Ashley Hayden, Olympian
Hayden was a member of the 2002 USA Olympic Luge Team and participated in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Although she did not win a medal, Hayden placed 8th overall in the women's luge event.

The Eli Whitney Museum 915 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06517-4036

Information about Westborough

A Westborough Website - The Crossroads - information site for Westborough
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Westborough City Government

Town of Westborough
34 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-3030
Fax: 508-366-3099

Westborough is governed with the Town Meeting form of government. There are five selectmen



Westborough Police Department
45 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Westborough Historical Events

26 April 1998
Danielle Lupien 14 of Westborough competed on 4/26/98 in the Northeast Region gymnastic championships in Albany, NY. She placed 8th in the Floor exercise with an 8.675 and 3rd in the Beam with an 8.90. Her All-around score of 34.725 was good enough for 8th place, and with it qualified for the level 9 Eastern Championships to be held at Michigan State University on May 15-18, 1998.

Westborough Chamber

Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce
30 Lyman Street
P.O. Box 1555
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-836-4444
Fax: 508-836-2652
Serving Northborough, Westborough, Southborough and Shrewsbury

Westborough Community Events

Community Events in Westborough

Westborough Organizations

Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce
30 Lyman Street
P.O. Box 1555
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-836-4444
Fax: 508-836-2652
Serving Northborough, Westborough, Southborough and Shrewsbury

Westborough Libraries

Westborough Public Library
55 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 608-366-3050

Westborough Schools

Westborough High School
90 West Main St.
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508 836-7720


Westborough Public Schools
45 West Main St.
P.O. Box 1152
Westborough, MA 01581
PH: 508 836-7700 Westborough

Miscellany

The population of Westborough was:
1990 - 14,442
1999 - 15,649
2000 - 17,997

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