Introduction to Charlton, Massachusetts
Charlton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 49 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Worcester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,263 people in Charlton.
In 1735, Charlton was first settled and became a separate district in 1755. The town was named after Sir Francis Charlton. It was incorporated in 1775. In 2005, the town of Charlton celebrated its 250th anniversary. Though farming was the major occupation during the 1800s, a number of woolen mills were built during the twentieth century.
Charlton and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Country Club
- Pine Ridge Pleasure Farm
- Life Tech Ventures Summer Camp
- Royal Springs Family Golf Center
- Buffumville Lake
Things To Do In Charlton
Charlton features a number of recreational facilities and activities. The town includes several football fields, a soccer complex, basketball courts and a softball complex. You can also enjoy swimming, boating and fishing in Charlton. The town also organizes many annual events such as an Easter Egg Hunt, the Charlton Christmas Tree Lighting, Old Home Day and the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival.
Worcester Regional Airport serves the local transportation needs of Charlton.
Charlton Higher Education
The nearby college is Worcester State College.