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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
The Nashua River in Fitchburg
Image:Fitchburg, MA Seal.jpg
Seal
Nickname: "River City"
Settled: 1730 – Incorporated: 1764
Zip Code(s): 01420 – Area Code(s): 351 / 978
Official website: http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/
Location
Location of Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Government
County Worcester County
Form of Government Mayor-council city
Mayor Dan H. Mylott
City Council Thomas J. Conry, Jr
Annie K. DeMartino
Stephen L. DiNatale
E. Thomas Donnelly
Dean A. Tran
David Clark (Ward 1)
Norman L. Boisvert (Ward 2)
Joel R. Kaddy (Ward 3)
Ted E. Salvatore (Ward 4)
Stephen Hay (Ward 5)
Jody M. Joseph (Ward 6)
Geography
Area
Total 28.1 mi² / 72.7 km²
Land 27.8 mi² / 71.9 km²
Water 0.3 mi² / 0.8 km²
Coordinates 42°35′00″ N
71°48′10″ W
Elevation 482 ft / 147 m
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Population
Total (2000) 39102
Density 1408.5/mi² / 543.8/km²

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History

Main Street, looking east, in c. 1912

Fitchburg was first settled in 1730 and was officially incorporated in 1764. It is named for John Fitch, a settler. In 1748, Fitch and his family were abducted to Canada by Native Americans, but returned the next year. Image File history File links Main_Street,_Looking_East,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary Main Street, looking east, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... Image File history File links Main_Street,_Looking_East,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary Main Street, looking east, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Events Pope Clement XII elected September 17 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed III (1703-1730) to Mahmud I (1730-1754) Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia) became czarina Births April 16 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Events April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession - at October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war Adam Smith begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh Building of... The Fitch family Coat of Arms There are several historical figures named Fitch: Alva Revista Fitch - U.S. Army Lieutenant General Aubrey Fitch - U.S. Naval Admiral Bill Fitch - basketball coach Brian T. Fitch - French-Canadian nonfiction author Clyde Fitch - American playwright Ezra Fitch, New York lawyer and cofounder of... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


Fitchburg is situated on both the Nashua River and a railroad line. The original Fitchburg Railroad ran through the Hoosac Tunnel, linking Boston and Albany, New York. The tunnel was built using the Burleigh Rock Drill, designed and built in Fitchburg. Fitchburg was a 19th century industrial center. Originally operated by water power, large mills produced machines, tools, clothing, paper, and firearms. The city is noted for its architecture, particularly in the Victorian style, built at the height of its mill town prosperity. As one of two shire towns The Northern Worcester County Registry of Deeds, established in 1903, and the county jail on Water Street were two county facilities located in Fitchburg. Fitchburg also has a rich football tradition, and every year they play cross-town rivals Leominster in the Thanksgiving day game, which is a proud member of a list of high school football rivalries in the United States. The Nashua River, just outside Groton, Massachusetts The Nashua River, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) long, is a tributary of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the United States. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Hoosac Tunnel is a 4. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area    - City 56. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A list of long-standing High School Football Rivalries: Categories: | | | | ...


Geography

Fitchburg is located at 42°34′43″N, 71°48′12″W (42.578689, -71.803383)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 72.7 km² (28.1 mi²). 71.9 km² (27.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.07%) is water. The city is drained by the Nashua River. Fitchburg is the second hilliest city in the United States following San Francisco. 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. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Demographics

L.J. Brown Block in 1885

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 39,102 people, 14,943 households, and 9,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 543.9/km² (1,408.5/mi²). There were 16,002 housing units at an average density of 222.6/km² (576.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.86% White, 3.65% African American, 0.35% Native American, 4.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.78% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.97% of the population. Image File history File links The_L.J._Brown_Block,_Main_Street,_Fitchburg,_Massachusetts,_1885_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_14689. ... Image File history File links The_L.J._Brown_Block,_Main_Street,_Fitchburg,_Massachusetts,_1885_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_14689. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 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 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, 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 14,943 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.13. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Post Office in c. 1910

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males. Image File history File links Post_Office,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary Post Office, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... Image File history File links Post_Office,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary Post Office, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $37,004, and the median income for a family was $43,291. Males had a median income of $35,855 versus $26,558 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,256. About 12.1% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 11.2% 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. ...

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: Kathleen R. Daigneault (D)
Registrar of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
Representative(s) in General Court: Stephen L. DiNatale (D)
Senator(s) in General Court: Robert A. Antonioni (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)

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Education

State Normal School in c. 1920, now Fitchburg State College
  • Applewild School
  • Academy Middle School
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Fitchburg High School
  • Crocker Elementary
  • Reingold Elementary
  • McKay Elementary
  • South Street School
  • South Fitchburg School (kindergarten)
  • Goodrich Kindergarten
  • B.F. Brown Middle School
  • Memorial Middle School
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, also called Monty Tech
  • St. Anthony di Padua Elementary School
  • St. Bernard's Elementary School
  • St. Bernard's High School
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School

Image File history File linksMetadata State_Normal_School,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary State Normal School, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... Image File history File linksMetadata State_Normal_School,_Fitchburg,_MA.jpg Summary State Normal School, Fitchburg, MA; from a c. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Applewild School is a private, coeducational school in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. ... A kindergarten classroom in Afghanistan. ...

Museums

The Fitchburg Art Museum is a regional art museum based in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1925 through a bequest of artist, collector, and educator Eleanor Norcross, the museum has 14 galleries showcasing American and European paintings, prints, and ceramics, as well as Egyptian, Classical, and pre-Columbian...

Famous residents

Michael Barnicle (born August 24, 1944 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a radio talk show host in the Boston area with a daily program on WTKK 96. ... Ken Bouchard(pronounced BOO-shard, born April 6, 1955, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts), is a former NASCAR driver. ... 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year. ... The National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Art Longsjo (1932 - 1958) was an Olympian, speed skater and cyclist. ... Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is an annual road bicycle racing stage race held in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States. ... George R. Noory George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is an American radio broadcaster. ... Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show which deals with a variety of topics, but usually ones that relate to the paranormal. ... Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), known professionally as Amerie, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. ...

Sister Cities

Fitchburg has three sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Kleve (occasionally referred to in English as Cleves) is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the river Rhine, at . ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Kokkola (Karleby in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: TiānjÄ«n; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

In fiction

  • In Harry Potter, the town is home to the Fitchburg Finches, a Quidditch team.

Cover of the first book in J. K. Rowlings series: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (British/Canadian/Australian/Irish version) The Harry Potter books are a series of fantasy novels by English writer J. K. Rowling. ...

Industries and Businesses

  • Throughout the early Twentieth Century, Fitchburg was known for its paper industry which occupied the banks of the Nashua River and employed a large segment of the European immigrant population.
  • Founded in 1939, the Wachusett Potato Chip Company, Inc. purchased the former County Jail buildings and grounds in the 1940's and has operated as a manufacturing and distributing facility for snack products since that time.
  • Two truck manufacturing firms, the Wachusett Truck Company and the New England Truck Company operated in Fitchburg during the early twentieth century.
  • The Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works also made motorcycles for a short time.

Wachusett Potato Chip Company in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was founded in 1939. ...

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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. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... 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. ... 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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. ...   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. ... Seal of Haverhill, MA Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   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. ...   Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1826 Zip Code(s): 01852 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   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. ...   Nickname: medfa (bostonian) Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1630 Zip Code(s): 02155 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School prior to its demolition in 2005 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): 02446, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02467, 02468, 02495 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...   Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. The population was 28,978 at the 2000 census. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Caption Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...   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. ... Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: City of Homes Springfield, Massachusetts - View from Highway Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 01103 01107 01108 01119 01129 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...   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. ...

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Fitchburg Massachusetts, 1890 (1262 words)
Among the conspicuous buildings are the court-house, a handsome stone edifice fronting on a beautiful square, where is a costly monument to Fitchburg's soldiers lost in the war for the Union; the public library (containing some 20,000 volumes); the High School, the Union railroad depot, the county jail, and several of the churches.
One of these, as laid out, included the present towns of Lancaster, Fitchburg and Ashby, and was known as the Turkey Hills, on account of the large number of wild turkeys that came there to feed on the abundant acorns and wild chestnuts.
Fitchburg furnished 824 men to the Union forces in the late war, 75 more than its quota; and 57 became commissioned officers.
Welcome to Fitchburg, MA (400 words)
Fitchburg is noted for its old mills that line the Nashua River, its hilly topography and regional parks and its tightly knit neighborhood enclaves that, in many cases, still retain their ethnic identity.
Among the city's cultural assets are the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg State College and the world famous annual Longsjo Classic bicycle race.
Fitchburg is located just 10 miles from New Hampshire and 50 miles from Boston, with excellent access via highway or MBTA commuter train to all points.
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