Introduction to Southborough, Massachusetts

Southborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles W of Framingham, Massachusetts and 24 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Southborough History

First settled in 1660, Southborough was officially incorporated in 1727. The place formally includes the smaller hamlets of Cordaville, Fayville and Southville. Initially, Southborough was a farming community, but industries soon started to tap the rivers flowing through the town. This fostered the manufacturing of plaster, boots, and shoes by the end of the 19th century.

Southborough and nearby Attractions

  • Armenian Library and Museum of America
  • Buckman Tavern
  • Sudbury Dam Historic District
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Minute Man National Historical Park

Things To Do In Southborough

Local parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Ashland State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Whitehall State Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking are some of the activities people can enjoy in these parks. Historic landmarks in the nearby areas include Walden Pond, Lyman Estate, Gore Palace, Orchard House and Minute Man National Historical Park. The Higgins Armory Museum, the Discovery Museum, the Willard House and Clock Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry, and the Shirley Historical Society Museum are some of the popular nearby historical sites.

Southborough Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Southborough Higher Education

Atlantic Union College, Middlesex Community College, Wellesley College and Brandeis University are all accessible from Southborough.

Southborough Almanac

County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01772, 01745
Phone Area Codes5,08,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.3
Approximate Longitude-71.51

Southborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.8 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
Distance12.8 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
Distance17 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Southborough Public Libraries

Southborough Public Library
Southborough, Massachusetts
(508) 485-5031

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Southborough Public Schools

Albert S. Woodward Memorial School
28 Cordaville Road
ZIP: 1772
(508) 229-1250
Total Enrollment 282
Margaret A Neary
53 Parkerville Road
ZIP: 1772
(508) 481-2300
Total Enrollment 294
Mary E Finn School
60 Richards Road
ZIP: 1772
(508) 485-3176
Total Enrollment 266
P Brent Trottier
49 Parkerville Rd
ZIP: 1772
(508) 485-2400
Total Enrollment 494

Southborough Private Schools

The Montessori Children's House
64 Central St
ZIP: 1745
Total Enrollment 4
Fay School
48 Main St
ZIP: 1772
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 441
New England Center For Children
33 Turnpike Rd
ZIP: 1772
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 216
St Mark's School
25 Marlboro Rd
ZIP: 1772
Total Enrollment 349
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