Introduction to Mendon, Massachusetts

Mendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 13 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Mendon History

The area around the present town of Mendon was originally inhabited by the Nipmuc Indians. The first settlers, who were from Roxbury, came in the 1640’s. The land was purchased from the Nipmuc Indian Chief Great John in 1662, and Mendon was officially incorporated in 1667. The original town consisted of the modern towns of Milford, Bellingham, Hopedale, and Uxbridge, which is why the town is nicknamed as Mother Mendon. It was partially destroyed and a many lost their lives during the King Philip’s War in 1675. Reconstruction and resettlement occurred in 1680 assisted by the efforts of Robert Taft Sr., a pioneer who belonged to the famous Taft family. Mendon is named after a town in England.

Mendon and Nearby Attractions

  • Southwick’s Zoo
  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Rhapsody Music and Arts Center
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • St. Ann's Arts and Cultural Center
  • Stone Park

Things To Do In Mendon

Local attractions include the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park or the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The Southwick’s Zoo and Breezy Picnic Grounds Water Slide are ideal for family outings may be enjoyed. Several parks such as Ashland State Park, Hopkinton State Park, and Stone Park offer visitors outdoor recreational opportunities.

Mendon Transportation

Air transportation is available at Theodore Francis Green State International Airport.

Mendon Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bryant College, Framingham State College, Providence College and Rhode Island College. Individuals who do not have the time to attend one of these schools may have the option of enrolling in an online school. Students in these programs may be able to earn a degree in English, finance, business, or take courses on home health aid training.

Mendon Almanac

County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01756
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-71.55

Mendon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
Distance20 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

Mendon Public Libraries

Taft Public Library
Mendon, Massachusetts
(508) 473-3259

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Mendon Public Schools

Henry P Clough
10 North Avenue
ZIP: 1756
(508) 634-1580
Total Enrollment 455
Miscoe Hill School
148 North Avenue
ZIP: 1756
(508) 634-1590
Total Enrollment 816

Mendon Private Schools

Bethany Christian Academy
15 Cape Rd
ZIP: 1756
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
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