Introduction to Dudley, Massachusetts

Dudley, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 16 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 49 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Dudley History

Dudley was settled in 1714 and incorporated in 1732. The town was the main manufacturer of the Brogan Boot’s and standard issue uniforms worn by the Union Army during the Civil War. During the Battle of Gettysburg the first casualties were Union soldiers from Dudley. General George Washington camped in this area when he planed to intercept the British Fleet retreating from Boston.

Dudley and nearby Attractions

  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Aspinock Historical Society
  • Roseland Cottage
  • Hyland Orchard & Brewery
  • Hayden Pond
  • Dudley Reservoir

Things To Do In Dudley

Dudley is a small town with a quaint, rural atmosphere. It mostly serves as a bedroom community; hence it is an ideal place to relax. It has a few parks and also a golf course. The area has some good shopping malls as well. There are a number of ponds and reservoirs which are ideal for recreation.

Dudley Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport serves the area.

Dudley Higher Education

The local college is the Nichols College.

Dudley Almanac

County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01571
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.05
Approximate Longitude-71.93

Dudley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.2 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
Distance6.8 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
Distance16.9 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

Dudley Public Libraries

Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library
Dudley, Massachusetts
(508) 949-8021

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Dudley Public Schools

Dudley Elementary
16 School Street
ZIP: 1571
(508) 943-3351
Total Enrollment 381
Dudley Middle School
70 Dudley-oxford Road
ZIP: 1571
(508) 943-2224
Total Enrollment 633
Mason Road School
20 Mason Road
ZIP: 1571
(508) 943-4312
Total Enrollment 268
Shepherd Hill Regional High
68 Dudley Oxford Road
ZIP: 1571
(508) 943-6700
Total Enrollment 1129
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