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Encyclopedia > Athol (MA)
Athol, Massachusetts
Millers River at Athol
Nickname: "Tool Town"
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°35′45″N, 72°13′38″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Settled 1735
Incorporated 1762
Government
Type Open town meeting
 - Town Administrator David Ames
Area
 - Town  33.4 sq mi (86.5 km²)
 - Land  32.6 sq mi (84.4 km²)
 - Water  0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
Elevation  546 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 11,299
 - Density  346.9/sq mi (133.9/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01331
Area code(s) 351 / 978
Website: http://www.mass.gov/cc/athol.html

Athol is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 11,299 at the 2000 census. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2580x1932, 3542 KB) Millers River in Athol, Massachusetts. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... Image File history File links Athol_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Springing forward Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area codes 351 and 978 are Commonwealth of Massachusetts area codes serving the communities of Fitchburg and Peabody as well as northeastern Massachusetts. ... Area codes 351 and 978 are Commonwealth of Massachusetts area codes serving the communities of Fitchburg and Peabody as well as northeastern Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Athol, please see the article Athol (CDP), Massachusetts. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Athol is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Athol in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


It was the birthplace of Lysander Spooner and Bishop Daniel Francis Feehan. It was home to inventor and businessman Leroy S. Starrett. Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist of the 19th century. ... Bishop Daniel F. Feehan (1855-1934) was the second Bishop to serve the Diocese of Fall River. ... Laroy Sunderland Starrett (1836-1922) was a businessman and inventor. ...

Contents

History

Athol was first settled in 1735 and was officially incorporated in 1762. Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 86.5 km² (33.4 mi²). 84.4 km² (32.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (2.46%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,299 people, 4,487 households, and 2,970 families residing in the town. The population density was 133.9/km² (346.9/mi²). There were 4,824 housing units at an average density of 57.2/km² (148.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.33% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,487 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $33,475, and the median income for a family was $41,061. Males had a median income of $34,414 versus $23,156 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,845. About 8.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
County Treasurer: Position Eliminated
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Registrar of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
Registrar of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
Representative(s) in General Court: Christopher J. Donelan (D)
Senator(s) in General Court: Stephen M. Brewer (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Thomas J. Foley (D)
Federal government
Member(s) of the U.S. House of Representatives: John W. Olver (D-1st District),
U.S. Senators: Edward Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Recorder of deeds refers to the government office that maintains records of transfers of real estate, as well as many other public documents. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Governors Council (also known as the Executive Council) of Massachusetts is a popularly-elected board which oversees judicial nominations. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... John Walter Olver (born September 3, 1936), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 1st District of Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Congressional District 1 is a congressional district in western and central Massachusetts. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...

Notable residents

Barrett in 1903 James Erigena Barrett (March 28, 1875 – October 24, 1921) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist of the 19th century. ...

References

  1. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 
  2. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Boston (capital)
Regions

The Berkshires | Blackstone Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Greater Boston | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | Quabbin Valley | South Coast | South Shore | Western Massachusetts Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as or ) is a region located in Western Massachusetts (with portions located in the adjacent states of Vermont, New York, and Connecticut). ... The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann, Massachusetts Landsat satellite photo of Cape Ann Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an arm-shaped peninsula forming the easternmost portion of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston. ... The Merrimack Valley is the region surrounding the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. ... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The Quabbin Valley is a region of Massachusetts. ... The South Coast of Massachusetts is the region of southeastern Massachusetts consisting of southern Bristol and Plymouth counties bordering Buzzards Bay, and includes the cities of Fall River and New Bedford and nearby towns. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

Counties

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in on the western edge of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  105. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

Cities

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester This is a complete list of cities in Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1855 Government Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard A. Cohen (D) Area  - City  24. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1634 â€“ Incorporated: 1694 Zip Code(s): 02703 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1637 â€“ Incorporated: 1638 Zip Code(s): 02601 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://town. ...   Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01915 â€“ Area Code(s): 978 / 351 Official website: www. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ...   Settled: 1700 â€“ Incorporated: 1821 Zip Code(s): 02301 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ...   Settled: 1652 â€“ Incorporated: 1848 Zip Code(s): 01013, 01020, 01021 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Easthampton is a city[1] in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... The Fall River skyline, as seen from Somerset. ...   Nickname: River City Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Franklin is a city[1] in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Settled: 1764 â€“ Incorporated: 1785 Zip Code(s): 01440 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA The Town of Greenfield, a city to be known as the Town of Greenfield is located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1641 Government type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James J. Fiorentini Area    - City  35. ... See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1847 Zip Code(s): 01840 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: Pioneer Plastics City Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1740 Zip Code(s): 01453 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   The Boott Mill complex now converted to a museum. ... Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1850 Zip Code(s): 01901-01905 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Malden Auditorium in 1909   Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1649 Zip Code(s): 02148 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Marlborough is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Methuen, MA The Town of Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Whaling City A view of New Bedford from the harbor Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1787 Zip Code(s): 02740, 02744, 02745, 02746 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01950 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: The Garden City Settled: 1639 â€“ Incorporated: 1688 Zip Code(s): 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02467, 02468, 02495 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...   North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 28,978 at the 2000 census. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield redirects here. ...   Settled: 1625 â€“ Incorporated: 1792 Zip Code(s): 02169, 02170, 02171 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://ci. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1636 Government type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area    - City  33. ... Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1842 Zip Code(s): 02143 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Southbridge is a city[1] in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1639 Zip Code(s): 02718, 02780, 02783 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Often called the true birthplace of the industrial revolution, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1630 Zip Code(s): 02472 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city[1] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: The Whip City Founded Incorporated May 19, 1669   County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 02188 - 02189 - 02190 - 02191 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

Topics

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Description of Athol Ma (266 words)
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