Introduction to Templeton, Massachusetts
Templeton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 24 miles NW of href="/places/massachusetts/worcester">Worcester, Massachusetts and 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town’s population is approximately 6,799.
Templeton was officially incorporated in 1762. Its earliest settlements were established in 1751. The city was named in honor of Sir John Temple, who was a part of the British Privy Council in 1751. The Worcester County Government was first established in 1731. However, Worcester County currently only exists in name, as there have been no county functions since July 1, 1998.
Templeton and nearby Attractions
- Gardner Museum
- Salisbury Mansion
- Erving State Forest
- Fanellis Mark Traveling Theme Park
- Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Things To Do In Templeton
Nearby museums include the Gardner Museum, Fisher Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Swimming, boating and canoeing can be enjoyed at Wyman’s Beach, Lake Dennison and on the Otter River.
Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.
Templeton Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester State College and Quinsigamond Community College, among others.