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About Leominster, Massachusetts

The city of Leominster is considered to be the second largest city in Worcester County in the state of Massachusetts. There are several small villages within the city such as North Leominster, the Flats, Morse Hollow, the Car Barn, Rice Hill, the Bowery, the West Side, and the French Hill. The name of the city was designated after the “market town” of Leominster which is located in Herefordshire, England. Aside from being the place of the Street Hockey, the city has other nicknames such as the Comb City due to its contribution to the industry of plastics which started in 1770’s. When John Wesley Hyatt createed the “celluloid” in 1868, it started a new era in the plastic manufacturing industry and the facilities in Leominster became the hub for fabrication of plastics in the country. Leominster is also the home of National Plastics Center and Museum. The two major landmarks of the city are the City Hall and the Kendall Hall. The Doyce field, which was dedicated on October 10, 1931, is one of the best playing fields in the city. A Renovation Project is now conducted for the renovation of the said field. The Doyle Reservation and Leominster State Forest are the two largest forest parks within the city limits. These places are open for numerous outdoor activities like cross country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Also, these forest parks are the home of various species of flora and fauna of which mountain laurels are abundant in

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Leominster Facts

  • Population Total: 40759
  • Square Miles: 28.9
  • Area Code: 351 ; 978
  • Elevation: 400
  • Postal Codes: 01453
  • Timezone: Eastern Standard
  • Website: http://www.leominster-ma.gov