Introduction to Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 21 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Fitchburg - Leominster metropolitan area. Fitchburg has a population of 39,102.
The city of Fitchburg is named after one of its early settlers, John Fitch. The city was first settled in 1730. The Nashua River was the original source of growth for this community. Several factories were built around the river and it became the main source of employment and income for the residents. The city of Fitchburg was incorporated in 1764. It was a 19th century industrial center, and is still noted for its Victorian style architecture.
Fitchburg and nearby Attractions
- Fitchburg Art Museum
- Wallace Civic Center
- Coggshall Park
- Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary
- Leominster State Forest
- Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum
Things To Do In Fitchburg
In Fitchburg you have numerous entertainment options. You can either visit the city’s historical sites and museums or you can enjoy a day trip at the wildlife sanctuary. The city also includes several parks and playgrounds, shopping centers and restaurants. In addition, Fitchburg organizes an Autumn Festival each year.
The nearest airport is Worcester Regional.
Fitchburg Higher Education
The local college is Fitchburg State College.