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Overview

Introduction to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 33 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Worcester metropolitan area.

Shrewsbury History

The first permanent settler of this town was Gersham Wheelock, who arrived in 1720. The earlier settlers of this town largely came from Marlborough and Sudbury. The town was settled in by 1722 and incorporated in 1727. It saw rapid progress after streetcar routes were developed in the 19th century. Although the town developed into a popular resort destination, its economy was supported by agriculture as well.

Shrewsbury and nearby Attractions

  • Shrewsbury Historic District
  • Gen. Artemas Ward Homestead
  • Camp Wunnegan
  • Hills Farm Industrial Park
  • Saint Marys Pastoral Center
  • Shrewsbury Public Library

Things To Do In Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has 16 parks which are well maintained by the town’s Parks Department. These parks offer opportunities for a variety of activities. The town is situated on an uneven hilly terrain which makes hiking and long walks a popular activity. The town also has a number of lakes and reservoirs which are quite popular spots.

Shrewsbury Transportation

One can reach Shrewsbury from the Worcester Regional Airport.

Shrewsbury Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered at Quinsigamond Community College.

Shrewsbury Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City33 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.295
Longitude-71.713

Shrewsbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLINTON
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

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