Introduction to Auburn, Massachusetts
Auburn, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 15,901.
Auburn was first settled in the year 1714. It was officially incorporated in 1778 as the town of Ward, in honor of the American Revolution General Artemas Ward. Before incorporation, most of the region that is covered by today’s Auburn was known as the South Parish of Worcester. The other portions fell within the town limits of Millbury and Leicester. The town was renamed "Auburn" in the year 1837 after the Post Office complained that the name "Ward" was too similar to the nearby town of Ware.
Auburn and nearby Attractions
- Horgan Skating Rink
- Rocketland Park
- Pakachoag Golf Course
- Crystal Caves Mini-Golf and Ice Cream
- Hampton Place
- AMF Bowling
Things To Do In Auburn
There are many recreation options for people staying in Auburn. The city is dotted with many parks and golf courses where people of all ages can relax and enjoy themselves. The city also has many good restaurants serving mouthwatering seafood and other traditional meals.
The local airport serving Auburn is Worcester Regional.
Auburn Higher Education
College of the Holy Cross serves the city.