Introduction to Southborough, Massachusetts
First settled in 1660, Southborough was officially incorporated in 1727. The place formally includes the smaller hamlets of Cordaville, Fayville and Southville. Initially, Southborough was a farming community, but industries soon started to tap the rivers flowing through the town. This fostered the manufacturing of plaster, boots, and shoes by the end of the 19th century.
Southborough and nearby Attractions
- Armenian Library and Museum of America
- Buckman Tavern
- Sudbury Dam Historic District
- Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
- Minute Man National Historical Park
Things To Do In Southborough
Local parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Ashland State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Whitehall State Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking are some of the activities people can enjoy in these parks. Historic landmarks in the nearby areas include Walden Pond, Lyman Estate, Gore Palace, Orchard House and Minute Man National Historical Park. The Higgins Armory Museum, the Discovery Museum, the Willard House and Clock Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry, and the Shirley Historical Society Museum are some of the popular nearby historical sites.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Southborough Higher Education
Atlantic Union College, Middlesex Community College, Wellesley College and Brandeis University are all accessible from Southborough.