Introduction to Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 8 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts and 72 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Springfield metropolitan area. Wilbraham has a population of 13,473.
The area combining Wilbraham and Hampden was first settled in 1731. In 1763, when the population figures reached about 400, the independent town of Wilbraham was officially incorporated. Agriculture was the primary occupation until World War II, following which poultry assumed importance. The town center is one of the largest designated historical areas in the country with colonial and Victorian homes. The town also houses the oldest Methodist meeting house in New England.
Wilbraham and nearby Attractions
- Old Meeting House Museum
- Woodland Dell Cemetery
- Saint Cecilias Parish Church
- Spectacle Pond
- Academy Historic District
Things To Do In Wilbraham
Visitors to the town of Wilbraham can take a tour of the various historical buildings that speak volumes about the history and culture of Wilbraham. There are quite a few churches and cemeteries that retain the old world feel of Wilbraham. Wilbraham also boasts of beautiful ponds like the Spectacle Pond and the Ninemile Pond.
Bradley International is the closest major airport.
Wilbraham Higher Education
Western New England College serves the area.