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Encyclopedia > Bolton, Massachusetts
Bolton, Massachusetts
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°26′00″N 71°36′30″W / 42.433333, -71.60833
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Settled 1682
Incorporated 1738
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
 - Town
   Administrator
Jodi Ross
 - Board of
   Selectmen
Panny E. Gerken
Curt Plante
Kenneth F. Troup
Nicholas A. Birse
Area
 - Total 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km²)
 - Land 19.9 sq mi (51.6 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,148
 - Density 208.1/sq mi (80.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01740
Area code(s) 351 / 978
FIPS code 25-06365
GNIS feature ID 0618357
Website: www.townofbolton.com

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History

The town of Bolton, Massachusetts was incorporated on June 24, 1738, following an influx of settlers. Town historian Esther Whitcomb, descendant of one of Bolton's earliest documented settlers, cites the recorded birth of a son, Hezekiah, to Josiah Whitcomb in 1681. By 1711, according to Whitcomb, more than 150 people were living on Bolton soil, despite a local history of Indian uprisings and one massacre. Many early houses were protected by flankers, and were designated as garrisons. Bolton's history is interesting because it is reflective of early settlement patterns in the Central Massachusetts area, and the conflicts with King Philip (Metacom) and his Indian soldiers.[1]


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.8 km²), of which, 19.9 square miles (51.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.35%) 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,148 people, 1,424 households, and 1,201 families residing in the town. The population density was 208.1 people per square mile (80.4/km²). There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 74.1/sq mi (28.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.19% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 1,424 households out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.18. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $102,798, and the median income for a family was $108,967. Males had a median income of $79,167 versus $50,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $42,542. About 1.1% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 3.5% 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. ...


Taxes in Bolton have increased since the 1980s in a disproportional fashion as compared to surrounding areas. This is largely due to the increased School budget and a lack of a commercial tax base.


Government

County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Registrar of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
Registrar of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
County Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
State Representative(s): Patricia A. Walrath (D)
State Senator(s): Robert A. Antonioni (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Thomas J. Foley (D)
Federal government
U.S. Representative(s): Niki Tsongas (D) (5th District),
U.S. Senators: Ted Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D)


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Schools

Bolton is a member of the Nashoba Regional School District, also serving the towns of Lancaster and Stow. Bolton is home to the Florence Sawyer School (K-8) and Nashoba Regional High School. Meeting House, designed by noted architect Charles Bulfinch, built 1815-1817. ... Stow is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nashoba Regional High School (NRHS) is a high school (grades 9-12) that is part of the Nashoba Regional School District. ...


Notable residents

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References

  1. ^ Whitcomb, Esther Kimmon (1988). About Bolton. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc.. ISBN 1-55613-105-4. 
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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Bolton, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (898 words)
Bolton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.
Town historian Esther Whitcomb, descendant of one of Bolton's earliest documented settlers, cites the recorded birth of a son, Hezekiah, to Josiah Whitcomb in 1681.
Bolton's history is interesting because it is reflective of early settlement patterns in the Central Massachusetts area, and the conflicts with King Philip (Metacom) and his Indian soldiers.
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