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Overview

Introduction to Wilmington, Massachusetts

Wilmington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles N of Medford, Massachusetts and 14 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Wilmington History

The first settlers arrived in Wilmington in the year 1665, and the town was officially incorporated in 1730. The Middlesex Canal that passed through Wilmington provided passenger transport and freight between the Merrimack River and Boston. 1835 witnessed the construction of the Boston and Lowell Railroad which led to the rapid development of Wilmington. Due to industrial chemical contamination, Wilmington is often considered a cancer cluster. The town is also famous as the place of discovery of the Baldwin apple.

Wilmington and nearby Attractions

  • Wilmington Memorial Library
  • Silver Lake Town Hall
  • Southeast Wilmington Industrial Park
  • Silver Lake Town Beach
  • Maple Meadow Brook
  • Saint Dorothys Catholic Church

Things To Do In Wilmington

The town of Wilmington is steeped in history that is reflected in the historical and cultural buildings around the town. To get a better knowledge of the town’s history, one can pay a visit to the memorial buildings, town halls and libraries. Another attraction in Wilmington is the Silver Lake Town Beach, which has become a popular tourist haunt over the years. Besides, the town has some beautiful brooks like the Maple Meadow Brook, the Lubbers Brook and the Mill Brook. Churches can be found in abundance along the streets of the town. Visitors can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered at the parks, or simply browse through the numerous shopping centers like the Wilmington Plaza Shopping Center, the E-Z-Way Shopping Center or the East Gate Shopping Center.

Wilmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Wilmington Higher Education

Merrimack College is nearby.

Wilmington Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Medford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City14 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.546
Longitude-71.174

Wilmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationREADING
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationMARBLEHEAD
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches

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