Worcester County
Town Information




The Towns of Worcester County



If you see any "typos", mistakes, or have any additional information about any town please email me at the address
at the end of the list.

For town formation and incorporation dates go HERE.

For other town information go HERE and Scroll down to Worcester County and then click on the town of your choice.

MA Town Clerks
PLEASE NOTE: if a link takes you to the top of this page, it means there isn't a town page to go to...yet!






Ashburnham - 01430

original name was Dorchester-Canada
Stevens Public Library - click on services, 2 Memorial Dr. - 978-827- 4115
Town Clerk, Main St. - 978- 827-4102

Historical Society, Main St., POB 692 - 978- 827-5537



Athol- 01331

original name - Payquage Plantation
Athol Historical Society, 1307 Main St. - 978-249-4890
Pulbic Library, 568 Main St. - 978-249-9515
Town Clerk, 584 Main St. - 978-249-4551



Auburn - 01501

parent towns - Leicester, Oxford, Sutton, Worcester
Free Public Library, Southbridge St. - 508-832-7790
Town Clerk, 104 Central, - 508-832-7701



Barre - 01005

parent town - Rutland
Barre Historical Society, PO Box 755 - 978-355-4978
Town Clerk, Barre Town Hall - 978-355-5003
Public Library, Pleasant St. - 978-355-2533



Berlin - 01503

parent towns - Bolton, Marlborough
Berlin Historical Society, 51 South St,
Public Library, Carter Street. - 978-838-2812
Town Clerk, 23 Linden St.. - 978-838-2931

Town Hall, 12 Woodward Avenue

Blackstone - 01504

parent town - Mendon
Public Library
Town Office, 15 St. Paul St. - 508-883-1500




Bolton - 01740

parent town - Lancaster
Public Library, Main St. - 978-779-2839
Town Clerk, 697 Main St. - 978-779-2771
Historical Society, Sawyer House, 676 Main Street - 978-779-6392
Historical Commission



Boylston - 01505

parent town- Shrewsbury
Boylston Historical Society and Museum,7 Central St., PO Box 459 - 508-869-2720 - open Tues. and Thurs. 9am - Noon or by appt. - email: info@boylstonhistory.org
Public Library, Main St. - 508-869-2371
Town Clerk, Town Hall - 508-869-2234




Brookfield - 01506

Merrick Public Library, 2 Lincoln Street - 508-867-6339
Town Clerk, 6 Central St. - (508) 867-2930, Extension 12




Clinton - 01510

parent town - Lancaster
Clinton Historical Society, PO Box 286, 210 Church St. - 978-368-0084
Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St. - 978-365-4160
Town Clerk, 242 Main St. - 978-365-4119




Charlton - 01507

parent town - Oxford
Town Clerk - 508-248-5900

Charlton Historical Society , 255 Stafford St., PO Box 252




Dana -

parent towns - Greenwich, Hardwick, Petersham
In 1927 Dana was annexed to Petersham




Douglas - 01516

original name - New Sherbourn
Douglas Historical Society, PO BOX 176, DOUGLAS, MA 01516-0176 - 508-476-3856
Public Library, Main St., East Douglas - 508-476-2695
Town Clerk, 29 Depot, East Doouglas - 508-475-4008




Dudley - 01571

parent town - Oxford and commonlands
Town Clerk, 40 Schofield Ave - 508-943-9393




East Brookfield- 01515

parent town - Brookfield
Town Office, Depot Square - 508-867-6769
Public Library, Depot Square - 508-867-7928




Fitchburg - 01420

parent town - Lunenburg
Fitchburg Historical Society, 50 Grove St, PO Box 953, - 978-345-1157 - email:FitchburgHistory@Verizon.net



Gardner - 01440

parent towns - Ashburnham, Templeton, Westminster, Winchendon
Levi Heywoood Library, 57 City Hall Ave. - 978-632-5298
Town Cerk, 95 Pleasent St. - 978-630-4008
THE GARDNER MUSEUM, INC., 28 Pearl Street - Email:info@thegardnermuseum.com




Gerry -

Gerry is now part of Templeton




Grafton - 01519

origianal name- Hassanamisco
Grafton Historical Society, 23 Upton St.
, 33 Grafton Common - 508-8390-4639
Town Clerk, 30 Providence Rd. - 508-839-0265




Harvard - 01451

parent towns - Groton, Lancaster, Stow
Harvard Historical Society, 215 Still River Rd ,PO Box 542, - 978-456-8111
Public Library, Harvard Common, - 978-456-4115
Town Clerk, Harvard Common, - 978-456-4103




Hardwick - 01037

original name - Lambstown Plantation
Paige Memorial Library 413-477-6704
Hardwick Historical Society - PO Box 114
Town Clerk 413-477-6700



Hopedale - 01747

parent town - Milford
Bancroft Memorial Library, Hopedale St., - 508-634-2209
Town Clerk, Hopedale St. - 508-634-2211




Holden - 01520

parent town - Worcester
Holden Historical Society, PO Box 421
Gale Free Library, 23 Highland Street, - 508-829-0228
Town Clerk, Town Offices, - 508-829-0265




Hubbardston - 01452

parent town - Rutland
Public Library, 7 Main St. - 978-928-4775
Town Clerk, 7 Main St. - 978-928-5244

Historical Society - 7 Main St.




Lancaster - 01523

Lancaster Historical Society, Main St, PO Box 244
Public Library, Main St. - 508-368-8928
Town Clerk, Main St. - 508-365-2542




Leicester - 01524

Public Library, 1136 Main St. - 508-892-7020
Town Clerk, 3 Washburn Square - 508-892-7011

Historical Society




Leominster - 01453

parent town - Lancaster
Leominster Historical Society, 17 School St. - 978-537-5424
Historical Commission, 25 West St. - 978-534-5719
Public Library, 30 West St. - 978-534-7522
City Clerk - 25 West St. - 978-534-7536




Lunenburg - 01462

parent towns - Woburn, Dorchester, Turkey Hills, Boardman's Farm
Ritter Memorial Library, 960 Mass Ave. - 978-582-4140
Town Clerk, Town Hall - 978-582-4130

Lunenberg Historical Society, 10 School St.




Mendon - 01756

Taft Public Library, - 508-473-3259
Town Clerk, Main St. - 508-473-3259




Milford - 01757

parent town - Mendon




Millbury- 01527

parent town - Sutton
Public Library, Elm St, - 508-865-1181
Town Clerk, Town Hall, 27 Elm St. - 508-865-9110
Historical Society, Davis Rd., West Millbury, MA 01586




Millville - 01529

parent town - Blackstone




New Braintree - 01531

Public Library, Utley Rd. - 508-867-7650
Town Clerk, Town Hall, 100 Oakham Rd. - 508-867-2071




North Brookfield - 01535

parent town - Brookfield
Town Clerk, Main St - 508-867-0203




Northborough - 01532

parent town - Westborough
Northborough Historical Society, 50 Main St. - 508-393-6298
Public Library, 34 Main St. - 508-393-5025
Town Clerk, 63 Main St. - 508-393-5001




Northbridge - 01588

parent town - Uxbridge
Whitinsville Social Library, Church St. Whitinsville- 508-234-2151
Town Clerk, Memorial Square, Whitinsville - 508234-2001




Oakham - 01068

parent town - Rutland
Town Clerk, Coldbrook Rd. - 508-882-5549
Historical Society, 1221 Old Turnpike Rd, POB 236 - 508-882-3111
Museum open 4th Sundays Apr-Oct, 1-4pm



Oxford - 01540

All Offices - Memorial Hall, 325 Main St.
Town Clerk - 508-987-6032
Fax - 508-987-6048
Historical Society, PO Box 68




Paxton - 01612

parent towns - Leicester and Rutland
Town Clerk - 697 Pleasant - 508-799-7347
Richards Memorial Library44 Richards Ave. - 508-754-0793 will soon have some information posted about local history collection
Paxton Historical Commission




Petersham - 01366

original name - Nichewoag Plantation
Memorial Library, on the Square - 978-724-3405
Town Clerk, Main St. - 978-724-6649
Historical Society, PO Box 302




Phillipston - 01331

parent towns - Athol, Templeton
Public Library, On the Common - 978-249-1733
Town Clerk, Town Hall - 978-249-1734
Historical Society, 70 The Common - 978-249-3940




Princeton - 01612

parent town - Rutland
Richards Memorial Library, Richards Ave. - 978-464-2115
Town Clerk, 2 Town Hall - 978-464-2103
Historical Society, PO Box 199




Royalston - 01368

original name - Royalshire Tract
Newton Phineas Library, Main St. - 978-249-3572
Town Clerk, PO Box 118 - 978-249-6283




Rutland - 01543

original name - Naquag Tract
Rutland Historical Society232 Main Street, P.O. Box 69, Rutland, MA 01543
Public Library, 244 Main St. - 508-866-4108
Town Clerk, Town Hall - 508-886-4104




Shrewsbury - 01545

Public Library, 609 Main St. - 508-845-3521
Town Clerk, 100 Maple St. - 508-845-4781
Historical Society, PO Box 641 - 508-842-5239 - email - shrewsburyhistory@townisp.com




Spencer- 01562

parent town - Leicester
Richard Sugden Library, 157 Main St. - 508-885-7513
Town Clerk, 157 Main St. - 508-885-7500




Southborough - 01772

parent town - Marlborough
Public Library, 25 Main St. - 508-485-5031
Town Clerk, 17 Common - 508-485-0710
Historical Society, 25 Common Street, PO Box 364 - 508-229-8055 - open Tuesdays 10am - noon - email: russellhorne@attbi.com




Southbridge - 01550

parent towns - Charlton, Dudley, Sturbridge
Town Clerk, Town Hall - 508-764-5408




Sterling - 01564

Sterling Historical Society, Pine St, PO Box 356 - 978-422-6139
Public Library, Main St. - 978-422-6409
Town Clerk, 31 Main St. - 978-422-8111




Sturbridge - 01566

original name - New Medfield (prior to 1738)
Town Hall, PO Box 645 - 508-347-2510
Town Clerk, Main St. 508-347-2510

Library




Sutton - 01590

Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Rd. - 508-865-8752
Town Clerk, 4 Uxbridge Rd. - 508-865-8727
Historical Society, 4 Uxbridge Rd.




Templeton - 01436

original name - Narragansett #6 Plantation
Town Clerk, 4 Elm St., Baldwinsville - 978- 939-8466




Upton - 01568

parent towns - Hopkinton, Mendon, Sutton, Uxbridge
Library
Upton Historical Society - PO Box 171 - 508-529-6600




Uxbridge - 01569

parent town - Mendon
Free Public Library, 15 Main St. - 508-278-8624
Town Clerk, 21 South Main St. - 508-278-8608
Historical Society, PO Box 346



Warren - 01083

parent towns - Brimfield, Brookfield, Kinsfield




Webster - 01570

parent towns - Dudley, Oxford
Town Clerk, Main St. - 508-949-3850




West Boylston - 01583

parent towns - Boylston, Holden, Sterling
Historical Society, 65 Worcester St., PO Box 201 - 508-835-6971 - open Thursday mornings
Beaman Memorial Library, 8 Newton St. 508-835-3711
Town Clerk, Prescott St. - 508-835-3490

Christ Lutheran Church-West Boylston




West Brookfield - 01585

parent town - Brookfield
Merriam - Gilbert Public Library, E. Main St. - 508-867-1410
Town Clerk, PO Box 372, 2 E. Main St. - 508-867-1419

Historical Commission




Westborough - 01581

Parent town - Marlborough
Westborough Historical Society, 13 Parkham Street, POB 149 - 508-852-5940
Public Library, 55 West Main St. - 508-366-3050
Town Clerk, 34 Main St. - 508-366-3020




Westminster - 01473

original name - Narragansett #2 Plantation
Westminster Historical Society, 110 Main St. - 978-874-5569
Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St. - 978-874-7416
Town Clerk, 3 Bacon St. - 978-874-7406




Winchendon - 01475

original name - Ipswich Canada Plantation
Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St. - 978-297-9399
Town Clerk, Town Hall, Front St. - 978-297-2766
Historical Society, 151 Front St.,POB 279 - 978-297-2142.




Worcester

original name - Quinsigamond Plantation
City Hall, Main St. 01608
Worcester City Clerk, 455 Main St. 01608 - 508-799-1126
Births - 799-1125
marriage - 799-1128
death - 799-1127
for others see county resources on main page

Worcester Historical Museum and Worcester Historical Society
30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609   (508)753-8278
Email: WorcHistMu@aol.com




Woodstock - 06281

original name - New Roxbury (1686- 1690)
Woodstock was annexed to Connecticut in May 1749
Windham County CT, Courthouse, 155 Church St., PO Box 191, Putnam, CT 06260
phone- 860-928-7749
Woodstock Town Offices, Rt # 169, PO Box 123, Woodstock, CT
Town Clerk - 860- 928-6595





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