Introduction to Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 6 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area. Hopkinton contains a population of approximately 13,346.
The first settlers in Hopkinton were John Eliot and a group of Indians. They settled here in 1660. Edward Hopkins, the colonial governor of Connecticut, left a legacy to Harvard College. The trustees of the legacy bought this land from Indians in the year 1710 and named the town after him. The town was officially incorporated on December 13, 1715. The first town meeting of Hopkinton took place on March 24, 1724 with thirty voters in the Price Mansion House.
Hopkinton and nearby Attractions
- Hopkinton State Park
- Whitehall State Park
- Lake Maspenock
- First Congregational Church of Hopkinton
- St. John the Evangelist Church
- Vineyard Church in Hopkinton
Things To Do In Hopkinton
There are countless things to do in the city. The city hosts various annual events as the starting point of the Boston Marathon is in Hopkinton, the Polyarts Festival and other events. The parks are great places to hang out with friends during leisure hours or engange in a game of basketball or football. You can also enjoy a wide variety of food in the city's various restaurants.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.
Hopkinton Higher Education
The college that serves the city is Framingham State College.