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Overview

Introduction to Douglas, Massachusetts

Douglas, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 14 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Douglas History

The English became the first Europeans to settle in the area around Douglas in 1715. The earliest settlers primarily came from Sherburn and Natwick. The city was named Douglas in honor of Dr. William Douglas, a physician from Boston who gave a large sum of money for construction of schools and houses in the area.

Douglas and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Arnold House
  • Bigelow Hollow State Park
  • Douglas State Forest
  • Scargo Stoneware Pottery & Art Gallery
  • Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic Center

Things To Do In Douglas

Museums located in and around Douglas include the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, the Scargo Stoneware Pottery and Art Gallery and the Clear River Fine Art Studios. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed at the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic center. Opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing are available at the Douglas State Forest, while Southwick’s Zoo is accessible from Douglas as well.

Douglas Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Douglas Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, Assumption College and Worcester State College.

Douglas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1516
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.05
Approximate Longitude-71.73

Douglas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Oxford5,929$80,938
Webster12,175$53,453

Douglas Public Libraries

Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 MAIN STREET
Douglas, Massachusetts
(508) 476-2695

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Douglas Public Schools

Douglas Early Childhood Center
29 Depot Street
ZIP: 1516
(508) 476-4034
Douglas Elementary School
19 Davis Street
ZIP: 1516
(508) 476-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Douglas High School
33 Davis Street
ZIP: 1516
(508) 476-4100
High
Total Enrollment 409
Douglas Middle School
21 Davis Street
ZIP: 1516
(508) 476-3332
Middle
Total Enrollment 418
Douglas Primary School
17 Gleason Court
ZIP: 1516
(508) 476-2154
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
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