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Encyclopedia > Mendon, Massachusetts
Mendon, Massachusetts
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°06′20″N 71°33′10″W / 42.10556, -71.55278
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Settled 1660
Incorporated 1667
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
 - Administrative Assistant Michael McCue
 - Board of
   Selectmen
David Breen
Sharon Cutler
Lawny Tinio
Area
 - Town  18.3 sq mi (47.3 km²)
 - Land  18.1 sq mi (46.9 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.4 km²)
Elevation  330 ft (101 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 5,286
 - Density 292.1/sq mi (112.8/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01756
Area code(s) 508 / 774
Website:http://mendonma.net/

Mendon is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,286 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... A secretary is a person who performs routine, administrative, or personal tasks for a superior. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... 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 template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... 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. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... 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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... 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... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

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History

Mendon was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1667. The town was originally 64 square miles, including the modern-day towns of Milford, Bellingham, Hopedale, Uxbridge, Upton, Blackstone, Northbridge, and Millville. For this reason, the town of Mendon is sometimes referred to as “Mother Mendon”. Benjamin Albee (1614-1695) erected a water-powered mill in 1664 on modern-day Hartford Ave. in Hopedale [1] and was one of the town's important early residents. // Events January 1 - Colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration. ... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... Milford is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Bellingham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 15,314 at the 2000 census. ... Hopedale is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Uxbridge, Massachusetts is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Upton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Blackstone is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Northbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Millville is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


On July 14, 1675, early violence in King Philip's War took place in Mendon, with the deaths of multiple residents and the destruction of Albee's mill. The town was largely burnt to the ground later that winter in early 1676 [2]. The town was rebuilt in 1680. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1675 (MDCLXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Attack King Philips War, sometimes called Metacoms War or Metacoms Rebellion,[1] was an armed conflict between Indian inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Indian allies from 1675–1676. ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ...


Mendon would eventually rebuild and find itself along Boston's Middle Post Road (Route 16 today). Milestone 37 (from Boston) was erected in 1772 and still stands today[3]. In 1719, Bellingham became the first community to break off from Mother Mendon and incorporate as a separate entity. In 1789, it is purported that President George Washington, during his inaugural journey, was denied a room in Mendon by an innkeeper’s wife[4]. The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... A Spanish kilometre stone A milestone on the Boston Post Road in Harvard Square, Massachusetts, USA Slate milestone near Bangor, Wales A milestone or kilometre sign is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in... “Boston” redirects here. ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... // Events January 23 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire April 25 - Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe June 10 - Battle of Glen Shiel Prussia conducts Europes first systematic census Miners in Falun, Sweden find an apparently petrified body of Fet-Mats Israelsson in an unused...   Bellingham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 15,314 at the 2000 census. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...


Lake Nipmuc Park was a popular resort in the early 20th century, featuring leading musical and vaudeville talent. Vintage postcards from this resort are frequently for sale on eBay. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the record label, see Postcard Records. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


The first gig of Aerosmith took place at Nipmuc Regional High School in this town in 1970. History teacher Carl Olson hired the band and allowed them to use the girls locker room which they trashed with beer bottles. This article is about the band Aerosmith. ...


In 1986, the United States Congress created the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a national park. Mendon falls within this corridor. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ...


In modern times, Mendon serves primarily as a bedroom community. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.3 km² (18.3 mi²). 46.9 km² (18.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.88%) 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 5,286 people, 1,815 households, and 1,450 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.8/km² (292.1/mi²). There were 1,886 housing units at an average density of 40.2/km² (104.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 0.40% African American, 0.59% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% 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. ... 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 1,815 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.28. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $71,164, and the median income for a family was $79,337. Males had a median income of $55,230 versus $36,174 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,693. About 2.6% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% 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)
County Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
State Representative(s): John V. Fernandes (D)
State Senator(s): Richard T. Moore (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Thomas J. Foley (D)
Federal government
U.S. Representative(s): Richard E. Neal (D-2nd District),
U.S. Senators: Ted Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D)


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Points of interest

Media

  • The Upton and Mendon Town Crier newspaper (circulation ~5500) is published twice monthly and mailed free to all residents of Mendon and the adjoining town of Upton.
  • The Milford Daily News is the nearest daily publication.

Upton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ...

Notable residents

Benjamin Adams (December 16, 1764-March 28, 1837) was a lawyer and politician. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Adin Ballou Adin Ballou (1803-1890) was a founder of the Hopedale Community in Hopedale, Massachusetts, and a prominent 19th century exponent of pacifism, socialism and abolitionism. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes or gaining advantage. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Unitarianism is the belief... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Adin Ballou Adin Ballou (1803-1890) was a founder of the Hopedale Community in Hopedale, Massachusetts, and a prominent 19th century exponent of pacifism, socialism and abolitionism. ... Eli Thayer (1819-1899) was a member of the National House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The Oread Institute, founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1849 by Eli Thayer, was the first all-female college in the United States, and only the second college to admit women (the first being Oberlin). ... Michael Legge Michael Legge (born June 12, 1953) is an award winning Massachusetts-born actor and filmmaker. ... Alexander Scammel sometimes Scammell (1747-1781) was born in Mendon, Massachusetts and as a young man was a graduate of Harvard College in 1769. ... Albert Harkness (1822-1907) was an American classical scholar and educator, born at Mendon, Mass. ...

References

  1. ^ (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links


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