Introduction to Stow, Massachusetts
Stow, which was settled in 1663 by John Kettell and Matthew Boon, was first inhabited by the Tantamous Native Americans and was called Pompocitticut. The town of Stow, which was incorporated in 1683, is located in Middlesex County, which was organized on May 10, 1643 by the Massachusetts General Court. Notable residents include George Shultz, the former U.S. Secretary of State.
Stow and Nearby Attractions
- Marble Hill Conservation Area
- Stow West School Museum
- Hopkinton State Park
- Old Powder House
- Garden in the Woods
Things To Do In Stow
Stow offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. The Stow Away Golf Club, Butternut Farm Golf Course, and Stowe Acres Country Club provide opportunities for playing golf. The Stow West School Museum, the local museum, is a storehouse of information on the area's history. The Garden in the Woods and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge are also nearby. Quinsigamond State Park on Lake Quinsigamond near Stow provides opportunities for picnicking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. It is also home to the Marble Hill Conservation Area.
Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.
Stow Higher Education
The colleges closest to Stow are Middlesex Community College, Framingham State College, and Brandeis University.