Introduction to Westborough, Massachusetts
Westborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles E of Worcester, Massachusetts and 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,997 people lived in Westborough.
John Oldham, an English explorer arrived in this region in 1633. He was soon followed by settlers who were looking for fertile farmlands. The area had a few permanent families by 1675. It was incorporated as a town in November 1717. Westborough is also the birth place of Eli Whitney Jr., who invented the cotton gin and played a major role in the industrial progression of the nation.
Westborough and nearby Attractions
- Assabet Reservoir
- Westborough Country Club
- Lake Chauncy
- Westborough Charm Bracelet
- Fay Mountain
Things To Do In Westborough
The town is host to a number of festivals throughout the year. These festivals provide opportunities to learn more about the local customs and traditions. Westborough has been endowed with great natural beauty. Lake Chauncy is a popular spot for boating, fishing and swimming. The area also has some excellent hiking trails.
Worcester Regional Airport is available for air transportation.
Westborough Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Quinsigamond Community College.