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Encyclopedia > Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham on the banks of the Charles River
Nickname: The Watch City
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°22′35″N 71°14′10″W / 42.37639, -71.23611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Settled 1634
Incorporated 1738
Government
 - Type Mayor-council city
Area
 - City  13.6 sq mi (35.2 km²)
 - Land  12.7 sq mi (32.9 km²)
 - Water  0.9 sq mi (2.4 km²)
Elevation  50 ft (15 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 59,226
 - Density 4,663.4/sq mi (1,800.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02451-02454
Area code(s) 339 / 781
Website: http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/

One of the early centers of the Industrial Revolution in northern America, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,226 at the 2000 census. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1728, 1851 KB) Summary Author: Devanshu Mehta Taken by Cronins Landing on the banks of the Charles in Waltham, MA USA. Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Waltham_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 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 339 is an overlay of parts of area code 781. ... Under the North American Numbering Plan for telephone area codes, area code 781 covers suburban Boston, Massachusetts. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Waltham is home to The Sports Authority Training Center, which serves a dual role as practice facility/offices of the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Waltham is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. This is due to Waltham Watch Company, which opened its factory in Waltham in 1854. The American Waltham Watch Company, AWWCo Inc, was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. It was the first company to make watches on an assembly line. It won the gold medal in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Over 40 million watches, clocks and instruments were produced by Waltham Watch Company until it closed in 1957. The American Waltham Watch Company produced about 40 million high quality watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time fuses and other precision instruments between 1850 and 1950. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Opening day ceremonies at the Centennial Exhibition The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Pronunciation

The name of the city is pronounced with the primary stress on the first syllable and secondary stress on the second syllable, although the name of the Waltham watch was pronounced with accent only on the first syllable. The second vowel is pronounced properly ("Wall-tham", to rhyme with tall-ham, IPA: [ˈwɔɫˌθæm]), and not elided into a schwa ("Wall-thumb", IPA [ˈwɔɫθəm]) as might be expected in American English. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The IPA symbol for the Schwa In linguistics, specifically phonetics and phonology, schwa can mean: An unstressed and toneless neutral vowel sound in any language, often but not necessarily a mid-central vowel. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ...


History

Waltham was first settled in 1634 as part of Watertown and was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1738. The city is home to Gore Place, a mansion built in 1806 for former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore; The Robert Treat Paine Estate, a residence designed in collaboration between architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted for philanthropist Robert Treat Paine, Jr. (1810-1905); and the Lyman Estate, a 400-acre estate established in 1793 by Boston merchant Theodore Lyman. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... The Town of Watertown is a city[1] in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Christopher Gore (September 21, 1758 - March 1, 1827) was a prominent Massachusetts lawyer, Federalist politician, and diplomat. ... Exterior view. ... Henry Hobson Richardson, portrait by Sir Hubert von Herkomer Trinity Church in Boston is one of Richardsons most famous works. ... Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City. ... Robert Treat Paine (1810-1905) was a Boston lawyer and philanthropist. ... Front facade of the Lyman Estate. ... Theodore Lyman (1874 - 1954) was a U.S. physicist and spectroscopist. ...


National Register of Historic Places

Geography

Waltham is located at 42°22′50″N, 71°14′6″W (42.380596, -71.235005),GR1 about 8 miles (12.8 km) north-west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The city stretches along the Charles River and contains several dams. These dams were used to power textile mills and other such endeavors, accounting for its early industrial activity. The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.2 km² (13.6 mi²). 32.9 km² (12.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (6.69%) 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. ...


Adjacent towns

It is bordered to the west by Weston and Lincoln, to the south by Newton, to the east by Belmont and Watertown, and to the north by Lexington.   Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02493 â€“ Area Code(s): 781 Official website: http://www. ... Lincoln is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1859 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  4. ... The Town of Watertown is a city[1] in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1642 Incorporated 1713 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  16. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 59,226 people, 23,207 households, and 12,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,800.6/km² (4,663.4/mi²). There were 23,880 housing units at an average density of 726.0/km² (1,880.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.98% White, 4.41% African American, 0.16% Native American, 7.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.49% 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 23,207 households out of which 20.3% had children under the living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.01. 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 city the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $54,010, and the median income for a family was $64,595. Males had a median income of $42,324 versus $33,931 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,364. 7% of the population and 3.6% of families were below the poverty line. 4.8% of those under the and 8.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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

Waltham's form of government is comprised of a mayor and a city council.


Education

Public schools

The Waltham public school system includes eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one senior high school. The High school's mascot is a hawk. Previously, Waltham used to be called the 'watchmen' until it changed to Hawks.


Private schools

Gann Academy is a private, Jewish high school located in Waltham, Massachusetts. ...

Higher education

Waltham is home to:

Brandeis University is a private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. ... Bentley College is located at 175 Forest Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, 10 miles west of Boston. ...

Transportation

The city of Waltham is 8 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts on the Charles River. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ...


Waltham is located near several important U.S. Interstate highways. Interstate 95 (which is also Route 128) runs through the western part of the city, Interstate 90 (also the Massachusetts Turnpike) is located just to south in Newton, Massachusetts, and Route 2 runs just to the north through Lexington, Massachusetts. Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... Nickname: Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... Route 2 is a major east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1642 Incorporated 1713 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  16. ...


Waltham is partly surrounded by Interstate 95 (I-95), also called Route 128; hence Waltham is in the heart of Boston's Route 128 High Technology Corridor. Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ...


The MBTA commuter rail has two stops in Waltham as part of the Fitchburg-Boston Line, one in Central Square Waltham across from the City Hall, and one near Brandeis University.


MBTA Bus Service also covers the city (see WWW.MBTA.COM for specific lines, schedules etc.)


Media

Waltham is host to a daily newspaper, the Daily News Tribune. WCAC-TV provides local-interest television programming. Waltham news sometimes appears in the Boston Globe's GlobeWest section, as well. The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


Culture

Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s.

Waltham is some distance from Boston proper and the surrounding cities, and maintains a distinctly different flavor. A number of high-tech companies have taken advantage of the lower cost of real estate to set up shop in the ring of office parks that dot the highway exits in Waltham, and swank restaurants and business-class hotels have sprung up to serve their needs. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 1178 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Waltham, Massachusetts Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 1178 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Waltham, Massachusetts Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Downtown Waltham's Moody Street offers its own brand of entertainment with a colorful assortment of shops, restaurants, and bars, including the Watch City Brewing Co., The Skellig, Jake's Dixie Roadhouse, The Lincoln (L), and the Embassy Cinema. Moody Street's booming night-life, convenience to the commuter rail and lower rents have attracted younger professionals to Waltham in growing numbers in recent years. Moody Street is also referred to as "Restaurant Row" because of the number, variety and quality of its restaurants.


For over 25 years, the Waltham Arts Council has sponsored "Concerts On Waltham Common", featuring a different musical act each week of the summer, free of charge to attendees. "Concerts On Waltham Common" was created and organized by Stephen Kilgore until his death in 2004.


Open space in the city is protected by the Waltham Land Trust. In urban planning, open space is publicly owned land that is preserved from urbanization (paving or building). ... The Waltham Land Trust is a private, non-profit corporation that seeks to preserve open space in Waltham, Massachusetts. ...


Points of interest

Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts. ... Front facade of the Lyman Estate. ... Exterior view. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ...

Notable residents

Keith Aucoin (born November 6, 1978 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA) is an American hockey player who plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Norwich University (NU) is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont. ... Injection molding is a manufacturing technique for making parts from thermoplastic material in production. ... Annie Payson Call (1853-1940) was a Waltham author. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Right Honourable Clarence Decatur C.D. Howe, PC (January 15, 1886 - December 31, 1960) was a leading Canadian politician. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Damone is an American hard rock band with distinct elements from heavy metal and power pop in their sound. ... John H. Lynch (b. ... See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... Tony Massarotti is an American newspaper sportswriter and columnist for the Boston Herald. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper (not to be confused with tabloid press periodicals), the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts, with a daily circulation of 230,543 in September 2005. ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Walter Lee McCarty (born February 1, 1974) is an American basketball player who has played for the NBAs New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Waltham, Massachusetts native and current Boston Bruins forward has tallied 254 goals and 317 assists during a 13-year NHL career with the Bs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Paul Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He has been a starter every season since he was selected by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft, and in 2002 he helped lead Boston to an... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Caroll Spinney, sometimes credited as Carroll Spinney and Ed Spinney (born December 26, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA) is a puppeteer most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the childrens television show Sesame Street. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Frederic Charles Smerlas (born April 8, 1957 in Waltham, Massachusetts) was a 5-time NFL Pro Bowl selection during 14-year career as a nose tackle with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American professional basketball player with the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

See also

Greater Boston is the area of the U.S. state of Massachusetts closely surrounding the city of Boston. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...

References

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