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About Medford, Massachusetts

Medford city is situated in Middlesex County in the state of Massachusetts, United States, along Mystic River. The population of Medford city was approximately 55,765 according to the census in 2000. Tufts University is located in Medford. Established in 1630, the city was an area of Charlestown, while Thomas Dudley introduced the city as Mistick, a term which continued for a lot of years, his colleagues later renamed it as Medford. The land in the northern part of Mystic River became the then-Governor Matthew Cradock’s private plantation. The city’s name may have been derived from the meadow by the ford’s depiction along the Mystic River. Near Mystic River, the primary bridge of the city was built in 1637 where the current Cradock Bridge is situated, close to Medford Square. The bridge is the only bridge near Mystic River since 1787, and eventually became a main road for traffic going to Boston. The Tufts University employs a lot of locals and has several community service developments that operate Medford city, particularly those that pass through the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the Leonard Carmichael Society, the former particularly gives emphasis to the host communities of the school’s public service. The primary religious society of Medford city is The Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford as of 1690. Among the famous locals of Medford were 19th century stand-up comedian Edwin Adams, science-fiction writer Lou Antonelli, New York City’s present Mayor Michael Bloomberg, anti-slave activist Lydia Maria Child, Discovery Networks’ John Honeycutt, and filmmaker Gary Marino.

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Medford Facts

  • Population Total: 56,173
  • Square Miles: 8.1
  • Area Code: 781 ; 339
  • Elevation: 14
  • Postal Codes: 02153, '''02155''', 02156
  • Timezone: Eastern Standard
  • Website: http://www.medford.org/