Introduction to Webster, Massachusetts
Webster, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 15 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 47 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,415 people lived in Webster.
The area that is now known as Webster was originally formed from parts of the towns of Oxford, Dudley and some unincorporated areas. Samuel Slater, a famous manufacturer, founded this town and named it after his friend, Daniel Webster. The town was first settled in 1713 and got incorporated in March 1832.
Webster and nearby Attractions
- Lake Chaubunagungamaug
- Indian Ranch Recreation
- Main Street Historic District
- Colonial Park
- Douglas State Forest
- Freemans Brook
Things To Do In Webster
The town is famous for Lake Chaubunagungamaug which is spread over a huge area of 1442 acres. The popular activities include swimming, fishing and boating. The lake also has popular white sandy beaches which make for excellent picnic areas.
Boston Logan International is the closest destination for air transportation.
Webster Higher Education
The College of the Holy Cross is the local institution where higher studies can be pursued.