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Westford, Massachusetts
Image:Westford, MA Seal.jpg
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Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°34′45″N 71°26′18″W / 42.57917, -71.43833
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Settled 1635
Incorporated 1729
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Town  31.3 sq mi (81.1 km²)
 - Land  30.6 sq mi (79.3 km²)
 - Water  0.7 sq mi (1.9 km²)
Elevation  406 ft (124 m)
Population (2004)
 - Town 20,754
 - Density 678.0/sq mi (261.8/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01886
Area code(s) 351 / 978
Website: http://www.westford-ma.gov/

Westford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,754 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Westford_ma_highlight. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth 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 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... 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... 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. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...

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History

Westford Common, looking down Main Street
Westford Common, looking down Main Street

Westford was first settled in 1635. Originally a part of neighboring Chelmsford, West Chelmsford soon grew large enough to sustain its own governance, and was officially incorporated as Westford in 1729. Download high resolution version (1235x613, 323 KB)Image of Westford taken by Mark J Musante on 21 Sep 2004  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (1235x613, 323 KB)Image of Westford taken by Mark J Musante on 21 Sep 2004  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ...


In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Westford primarily produced granite, apples, and worsted yarn. The Abbot Worsted Company was the first company in the nation to use camel hair for worsted yarns. Citizens from Westford also had some notable involvement in the Revolutionary War. It has been alleged that the town was along the path of Paul Revere's Ride on the eve of April 19, 1775, but Revere's path is well-documented, and he never even made it as far as Concord. Revere was near Westford on that night of the 18th-19th, although the less well-known Samuel Prescott may possibly have alerted Westford's citizenry. Prescott probably alerted Acton, to the southeast, and he or one of his associates may have reached Westford. Westford Academy, the local public high school, was once attended by Paul Revere's son and a bell cast by Revere graces its lobby today, and a weather vane made by Paul Revere sits atop the Abbot Elementary School. Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... For other uses, see Apple (disambiguation). ... Worsted is the name of both a yarn, usually made from wool, and the cloth made from this yarn. ... Camel hair is, variously, the hair of a camel; a type of cloth made from camel hair; or a substitute for authentic camel hair. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... For the song by the Beastie Boys, see Paul Revere (song). ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1635 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  25. ... Dr. Samuel Prescott August 19]] 1751 - c. ... Acton MA is home to Joe Hart. ...


By the end of the Civil War, as roads and transportation improved, Westford began to serve as a residential suburb for the factories of Lowell, becoming one of the earliest notable examples of suburban sprawl. Throughout the 20th century (and with the invention of the automobile, Westford progressively grew, continuing to serve as residential housing for the industries of Lowell, and later, Boston. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Nickname: Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1653 Incorporated 1826 A city 1836 Government  - Type Manager-City council  - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr. ... Sprawl; please see: urban sprawl (also called suburban sprawl) For the metropolitan region stretching from Boston to Atlanta in William Gibsons fiction, see The Sprawl. ... Karl Benzs Velo model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race An automobile or motor car (usually shortened to just car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... 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. ...


Early in Kennedy's presidency, Project Westford, funded by the Air Force, became a brief issue in the United Nations. The Soviet Union was concerned with possible crowding of the ionosphere due to the launch of hundreds of millions of less than (~1/3) hair-thin, 1.5 inch long copper dipoles. These dipoles collectively provided passive support to Project Westford's parabolic dish (located in the town) to communicate with distant sites. Then UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson studied the published journal articles on Project Westford. Using what he learned on the subject and citing the articles he had read, he successfully allayed the fears exhibited by the vast majority of UN ambassadors from other countries. He and the articles explained that sunlight pressure would cause the dipoles to only remain in orbit for a short period of approximately three years. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, John Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, or JFK, was the 35th President of the United States. ... An Air force is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Relationship of the atmosphere and ionosphere The ionosphere is the uppermost part of the atmosphere, distinguished because it is ionized by solar radiation. ... The Earths magnetic field, which is approximately a dipole. ... A parabolic reflector (also known as a parabolic dish or a parabolic mirror) is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. ... Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic party. ... Two bodies with a slight difference in mass orbiting around a common barycenter. ...


By the 1970s, with the advent of the 128 Technology Belt, Westford began to act as a suburb for high-tech firms in Burlington, Woburn, and other areas, and later became a center of technology itself. Burlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


By the 1990s, Westford was home to offices for Red Hat, Samsung, Seagate, Iris Associates, and many other technology firms. It is also the North American headquarters for Puma. Red Hat, Inc. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... Seagate can refer to: Seagate Technology, a high tech manufacturer Seagate, Brooklyn, a community in Brooklyn, USA Seagate, Friends of, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to preserve the historic winter retreat of Gwendolyn and Powel Crosley in Sarasota, Florida, USA Seagate, North Carolina, a community in North Carolina... Iris Associates was a software development company founded in Littleton, Massachusetts on December 7th, 1984 by Ray Ozzie, specifically to build the software ultimately known as Lotus Notes. ... Species P. concolor P. yagouaroundi Puma is a Felidae genus that contains the Cougar (also known as the Puma, among other names) and the Jaguarundi. ...


Today, Westford's agricultural past has given way to a thriving, densely populated center of commerce and development, with continually rising growth rates.


Although discredited by many historians and archaeologists, some townspeople continue to claim that Westford was once a stopping point for Scottish Prince Henry Sinclair's surverying expedition to Greenland, Iceland, Nova Scotia, and Massachusetts which is said to have occurred in 1398, nearly 90 full years before Columbus made his discovery of The Americas. The primary evidence for this tale is a burial marker in the form of a sword chiseled into a granite slab near the center of town, (known by residents and historians as the Westford Knight), which some claim is the gravestone of Sir James Gunn of Scotland, who traveled with Sinclair. The marker is generally accepted to be the result of 19th Century residents, but continues to be an integral part of Westford folklore. A historian is an individual who studies history and who writes on history. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Henry Sinclair, 1st Earl of Orkney, Baron of Roslin, and Lord of Shetland (c. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Events Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland destroyed. ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The Westford Knight, shown along Depot Street in Westford, Massachusetts A detail of the rock, showing the sword. The shield has been painted on, supposedly to indicate an underlying carving The Westford Knight is alternately perceived as a carving, a natural feature, or a combination of both, found on a... The Westford Knight, shown along Depot Street in Westford, Massachusetts A detail of the rock, showing the sword. The shield has been painted on, supposedly to indicate an underlying carving The Westford Knight is alternately perceived as a carving, a natural feature, or a combination of both, found on a... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 81.1 km² (31.3 mi²). 79.3 km² (30.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (2.30%) 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. ...


The town is bordered by Chelmsford to the East, Tyngsboro to the north, Groton to the West, Littleton to the Southwest, Acton to the South, and Carlisle to the Southeast. Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Tyngsborough (also spelled Tyngsboro) is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1655 Zip Code(s): 01450 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1686 Incorporated 1715 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  17. ... Acton MA is home to Joe Hart. ... Carlisle is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, about 7 miles from Lowell. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 20,754 people, 6,808 households, and 5,807 families residing in the town. The population density was 261.8/km² (678.0/mi²). There were 6,941 housing units at an average density of 87.6/km² (226.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.69% White, 0.30% African American, 0.06% Native American, 4.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% 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. ... 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 6,808 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.31. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.


Westford was once a town of large fields and forests and used as a summer home community by city residents. Development boomed once I-495 was built in the 1960s and people found it to be conveniently located for commuting to Boston. Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $98,272, and the median income for a family was $104,029. Males had a median income of $77,417 versus $45,095 for females. The per capita income for the town was $37,979. About 1.3% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 1.0% 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

Education

  • Westford Academy, Public High School (known as the W.A.)
  • Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Regional Public High School (known as Nashoba Tech)
  • Blanchard Middle School, Public Middle School (known as Blanchard)
  • Stony Brook School, Public Middle School (known as Stony Brook)
  • Norman E. Day School, Public Elementary School (3-5) (known as Day)
  • Abbot Elementary, Public Elementary School (3-5) (known as Abbot)
  • Crisafulli Elementary, Public Elementary School (3-5) (known as Crisafulli)
  • Col. John Robinson School, Public Elementary School (K-2) (known as Robinson)
  • Nabnasset Elementary School, Public Elementary School (K-2) (known as Nab)
  • Rita Edwards Miller School, Public Elementary School (K-2) (known as Miller)

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Transportation

Freight travels daily through Westford over the tracks of the historic Stony Brook Railroad. The line currently serves as a major corridor of Pan Am Railway's District 3 which connects New Hampshire and Maine with western Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York.[1] An electric container freight train Freight wagons filled with limestone await unloading, at sidings in Rugby, England An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... The M1 Motorway was built alongside the West Coast Main Line in Northamptonshire. ... Pan Am Railways boxcar at Rigby Yard, South Portland, ME, August 2006. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... NY redirects here. ...


Points of interest

The town has a largely suburban residential culture and like many New England towns, an active civic life. The Roudenbush Community Center and the Westford Parish Center for the Arts are two notable places for residents to take classes or see concerts and art exhibitions. Westford is also home to the J.V. Fletcher Library, The Butterfly Place, The Westford Museum and Historical Society and the MIT Haystack Observatory.


Westford is home to Nashoba Valley Ski Resort and Kimball Farm, a spectacular miniature golf complex known for its generous portions of ice cream, summertime classic car shows, and live music lawn events.


Trails through forests and fields and along waterways in Westford are used in a variety of passive recreational activities like hiking, jogging, bird watching, horseback riding, and cross country skiing.


Annual events

  • The Kiwanis club hosts the Apple Blossom Parade and Carnival in April.
  • The First Parish Church hosts a major annual festival in Westford, the Strawberry Festival in June.
  • Every August, the Westford Networks for Education and Technology Partnership hosts a family bike ride called the Tour de Westford.
  • In the month of October, Nashoba Valley Ski resort also hosts the Witch's Woods Halloween Screampark.

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Media

Westford has its own community television station, called Westford Community Access Television or Westford CAT, which broadcasts on channels 8, 9 and 10 on the Comcast cable network. It produces PEG access programming for the residents and organizations of Westford.


Notable residents

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References

  1. ^ Pan Am Railways route map.panamrailways.com. Accessed April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 
  3. ^ Fred B. Freeman, Jr. (December 1971). "Poe's Lowell Trips", Poe Studies, vol. IV, no. 2 pp. 23-24. 

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