Introduction to Dudley, Massachusetts
Dudley, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 16 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 49 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area. Dudley has a population of 10,036.
Dudley was settled in 1714 and incorporated in 1732. The town was the main manufacturer of the "Brogan Boot’s and standard issue uniforms worn by the Union Army during the Civil War. During the Battle of Gettysburg the first casualties were Union soldiers from Dudley. General George Washington camped in this area when he planed to intercept the British Fleet retreating from Boston.
Dudley and nearby Attractions
- Old Sturbridge Village
- Aspinock Historical Society
- Roseland Cottage
- Hyland Orchard & Brewery
- Hayden Pond
- Dudley Reservoir
Things To Do In Dudley
Dudley is a small town with a quaint, rural atmosphere. It mostly serves as a bedroom community; hence it is an ideal place to relax. It has a few parks and also a golf course. The area has some good shopping malls as well. There are a number of ponds and reservoirs which are ideal for recreation.
Worcester Regional Airport serves the area.
Dudley Higher Education
The local college is the Nichols College.