Introduction to Spencer, Massachusetts
Spencer, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts and 48 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Worcester metropolitan statistical area. About 11,691 people live in Spencer.
Spencer was first settled by Nathaniel Wood in 1717. It was incorporated as a town on April 12, 1753. Prior to its incorporation, the town of Spencer was a part of Leicester. It was named after the then Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Phips. In 1740, the first mill of Spencer was built on Seven-Mile River. The town hall was constructed in 1839.
Spencer and nearby Attractions
- Spencer State Forest
- Worcester Art Museum
- Ogara Park
- Luther Hill Park
- Howe State Park
Things To Do In Spencer
The picturesque town of Spencer offers a number of basketball courts, hiking trails, golf courses and swimming pools for both for its residents and visitors. The beautiful parks of the town are ideal destinations for family day trips. Apart from these, the town of Spencer also organizes several art and cultural events.
Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.
Spencer Higher Education
The nearest college is Worcester State College.