Introduction to Southbridge, Massachusetts

Southbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 17 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Southbridge is part of the surrounding Worcester metro area.

Southbridge History

The original inhabitants of this area where the Mohegan and Nipmuck tribes of Native Americans. The first Europeans settled in this area in 1730 and it was incorporated as a town in 1816. A number of grist and saw mills were built in this area because of the availability of water power from the Quinebaug River.

Southbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Westville Lake and Recreation Area
  • Quinebaug River
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Claire Birtz Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Old Sturbridge Village

Things To Do In Southbridge

Southbridge offers facilities for activities that would appeal to a wide range of people. Parks, golf courses, theatres, and hiking trails are all available. Whether you simply want to relax or have fun, Southbridge would have an ideal opportunity waiting for you.

Southbridge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.

Southbridge Higher Education

The Worcester State College offers facilities for higher studies.

Southbridge Almanac

County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1550
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.08
Approximate Longitude-72.03

Southbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
Distance7.5 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
Distance11.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Southbridge Public Libraries

Jacob Edwards Library
236 MAIN ST.
Southbridge, Massachusetts
(508) 764-5426

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Southbridge Hospitals

Harrington Memorial Hospital
100 South Street

Southbridge Public Schools

Southbridge Middle/high School
132 Torrey Road
ZIP: 1550
(508) 764-5450
Total Enrollment 1086
Eastford Road
120 Eastford Road
ZIP: 1550
(508) 764-5460
Total Enrollment 281
Charlton Street
220 Charlton Street
ZIP: 1550
(508) 764-5475
Total Enrollment 436
West Street
156 West Street
ZIP: 1550
(508) 764-5470
Total Enrollment 425

Southbridge Private Schools

Trinity Catholic Academy
11 Pine St
ZIP: 1550
Total Enrollment 165
Montessori Children's House Of Southbridge
370 Worcester St
ZIP: 1550
Total Enrollment 5
Southbridge Christian Academy
26 Ellis Rd
ZIP: 1550
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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