Overview

Introduction to Westminster, Massachusetts

Westminster, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 20 miles N of Worcester, Massachusetts and 45 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Westminster History

Westminster, situated at the foothills of Mount Wachusett, was mostly unsettled in the 18th Century. The stretch of land was given to soldiers as payment for fighting in the French and Indian War, but it wasn't settled until several years later, when the descendants of those soldiers arrived. The territory was originally called Narragansett Number Two, in honor of the Indian tribes who inhabited the area. The area was first incorporated in 1759, when it was renamed Westminster. However, it was not fully recognized as a town until 1770.

Westminster and nearby Attractions

  • Fruitland Museum
  • Salisbury Mansion
  • Leominster State Forest
  • Ezra Wood-Levi Warner Place
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Things To Do In Westminster

Nearby museums include the Fitchburg Art Museum, the National Plastics Center and Museum, and the Fruitland Museum. The Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is a popular local ski resort, while other nearby parks include the Dunn Pond State Park, the Quinsigamond State Park and the Whalom Park.

Westminster Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Westminster Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, the College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State College.

Westminster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01473
Company Zip Codes1441
Phone Area Codes351, 978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-71.98

Westminster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fitchburg40,737$66,538
Gardner20,555$61,914
Leominster41,579$72,649

Westminster Public Libraries

Forbush Memorial Library
118 MAIN ST.
Westminster, Massachusetts
(978) 874-7416

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Westminster Public Schools

Meetinghouse School
8 South Street
ZIP: 1473
(978) 874-0163
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Westminster Elementary
9 Academy Hill
ZIP: 1473
(978) 874-2043
Primary
Total Enrollment 355

Westminster Private Schools

The Center For Education
2 Narrows Rd Ste 3b
ZIP: 1473
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Wachusett Hills Christian School
100 Colony Rd
ZIP: 1473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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