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

Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1550
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Southbridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Globe Village (1550)

Sandersdale (1550)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Southbridge Public Libraries

Jacob Edwards Library
236 MAIN ST SOUTHBRIDGE (42.074507, -72.03259)
Southbridge, Massachusetts
(508) 764-5426

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Southbridge Hospitals

Harrington Memorial Hospital
100 South Street
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Southbridge Public Schools

Charlton Street
220 Charlton St
(508) 764-5475
Total Enrollment 383
Southbridge High
25 Cole Ave
(508) 764-5450
Total Enrollment 440
Mary E Wells Jr High
82 Marcy St
(508) 764-5440
Total Enrollment 535
West Street
156 West St
(508) 764-5470
Total Enrollment 375
Eastford Road
120 Eastford Rd
(508) 764-5460
Total Enrollment 472
Southbridge Middle/high School
132 Torrey Rd
(508) 764-5450
Total Enrollment 1044

Southbridge Private Schools

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