Introduction to Sterling, Massachusetts
Sterling was once a territory of the Nashaway Indians, the most powerful Native American tribe in Massachusetts. The first permanent European settlers in the area resided around the Waushacum lakes during the 1640s, when the area was known as Chocksett. It separated from Lancaster in 1781, and was later renamed Sterling in honor of William Alexander, Lord Sterling, a Scottish Lord who provided support to the colonists during the Revolutionary War.
Sterling and nearby Attractions
- Danforth Museum of Art
- Salisbury Mansion
- Ashland State Park
- Southwick's Zoo
- Mulligan's Miniature Golf
Things To Do In Sterling
The Museum of Russian Icons, the Worcester Art Museum, and the National Plastics Center and Museum are some of the local museums. Local parks and recreational areas include Doyle Field, Tower Hill Botanical Gardens and Green Hill Park. Southwick’s Zoo is nearby as well, while local golfers can enjoy a round at the Sterling National Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Logan International Airport.
Sterling Higher Education
Quinsigamond Community College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State College are some of the nearby colleges.