About Uxbridge, Massachusetts

mandatory for the {{cleanup}} template is being discussed. See the request for comment to help reach a consensus.?Coordinates: 42°04?38?N 71°37?48?W? / ?42.07722°N 71.63°W? / 42.07722; -71.63Coordinates: 42°04?38?N 71°37?48?W? / ?42.07722°N 71.63°W? / 42.07722; -71.6330.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)29.5 sq mi (76.5 km2)0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) ? Density 442.66/sq mi (170.77/km2) is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It was first settled in 1662, and was incorporated in 1727. It is named for the Earl of Uxbridge, who lived in Uxbridge, England. Uxbridge is 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Worcester, 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Providence, and 46 miles (74 km) southwest of Boston. It is part of the Greater Boston CSA . The 2010 census showed 13,457 people. Uxbridge includes the villages of North Uxbridge, Linwood, Wheelockville, and Ironstone (South Uxbridge).Uxbridge, a "mini tapestry of early America", marks the center of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor, a key region of America's earliest industrialization. The town was first settled by Europeans from Braintree, including the Taft family, (a later political dynasty). There are more than 375 state or national historic sites. Uxbridge was an incubator for textiles, power looms for woolens, cashmere woolens, and manufacturing of clothing and military uniforms, for over 140 years. The first woolen mill in the Blackstone Valley was built here in 1809. The Bachman Uxbridge Worsted Company's proposed 1954 buyout of the American Woolen Company would have created America's largest woolen conglomerate. The first Air Force Dress Uniform, "Uxbridge Blue", was made here. Uxbridge played key roles in women's rights with first woman voter, Lydia Taft, American Revolution soldier, Deborah Sampson, abolitionist Abby Kelley, and Massachusetts's first women jurors. Seth Reed fought at Bunker Hill, and was "instrumental" in adding E Pluribus Unum, ('From Many, One'), to U.S. Coins.

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  • Population Total: 13,457
  • Square Miles: 29.5
  • Area Code: 508 ; 774
  • Elevation: 270
  • Postal Codes: 01569, 01538, 01525
  • Timezone: Eastern Standard
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