Uxbridge, Massachusetts


Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Uxbridge
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|right|thumb|Map of Massachusetts with Uxbridge highlighted: 78 towns in Worcester County in pink, Uxbridge in red
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map_caption = Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Massachusetts
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Worcester
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1662
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1727
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government_type = Representative town meeting
leader_title = Chairman, Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Kevin Kuros
leader_title1 = Vice Chairman, Board of Selectmen
leader_name1 = Michael Potaski
leader_title2 = Clerk, Board of Selectmen
leader_name2 = Peter Baghdasarian
leader_title3 = Selectmen
leader_name3 = Bruce Desilets
leader_title4 = Selectmen
leader_name4 = Carrie Kay Robertson
leader_title5 = Town Manager
leader_name5 = TBD
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area_total_km2 = 78.7
area_total_sq_mi = 30.4
area_land_km2 = 76.5
area_land_sq_mi = 29.5
area_water_km2 = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.8
population_as_of = 2000
settlement_type = Town
population_total = 11156
population_density_km2 = 145.8
population_density_sq_mi = 377.6
elevation_m = 82
elevation_ft = 270
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 42 |latm = 04 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 37 |longs = 48 |longEW = W
website = http://www.uxbridge-ma.gov/
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 01569, 01538, 01525
area_code = 508 / 774
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 25-71620
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Uxbridge was settled in 1662 and incorporated in 1727 at Suffolk, then Worcester Co., Mass. Named for an Earl, it claims America's first woman voter,cite book|last= Chapin |first= Judge Henry|authorlink=|coauthors=|title="Address Delivered at the Unitarian Church in Uxbridge, 1864"|pages= p.172|publishe=Charles Hamilton Press (Harvard Library; from Google Books)|date= 1881|location=Worcester, MA|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=ua-pgcKRY2QC&pg=RA1-PA172&lpg=RA1-PA172&dq=address+delivered+at+unitarian+church+chapin+henry+first+woman+voter&source=web&ots=7ee5DY_fWW&sig=zwP9Z01uzpEadUVGB_b9XeA0QTw]
first woman soldier, and early industrialization. Today it is the geographic center of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The estimated population in 2007 was 12,634.

Early history

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Quakers

Shortly before the Revolution, "circa 1769", Smithfield, Rhode Island Quaker abolitionists, with ties to Moses Brown, who founded Brown University, settled in the southern outskirts of Uxbridge and changed the character of the town. They settled at Quaker City, building mills, railroads, houses, tools and Conestoga wagon wheels.cite web |title= Uxbridge, Worcester County |publisher= Department of Housing and Community Development |url= http://www.mass.gov/portal/gog_cache.jsp?q=cache:DYbVAWlgeqAJ:www.mass.gov/Ehed/docs/dhcd/profiles/304.doc+Uxbridge&access=p&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&client=mgov&site=EHEDx&proxystylesheet=mgov&oe=UTF-8 |accessdate= 2008-05-24] cite web |title = The Conestoga Wagon |publisher= The Conestoga Area Historical Society |url= http://www.rootsweb.com/~pacahs/wagon.htm |accessdate= 2007-09-23] Southwick's store housed Uxbridge's "Social and Instructive Library". "Friends Meetinghouse" [http://www.blackstonedaily.com/quaker.htm] , built on Moses Farnum's farm, with bricks made from a local brickyard, cite web |title= The Uxbridge Meeting House |publisher= Blackstone Daily |url= http://www.blackstonedaily.com/quaker.htm |accessdate= 2007-09-23] claimed "fiery abolitionist" [http://www.wwhp.org/Activities/AbbyPlay/who.html Abby Kelley Foster] cite web| |publisher=University of Florida|date=1992|title ="The Historical Archeology of Mortuary Behavior: Coffin Hardware from Uxbridge, Massachusetts; Abstract: Edward Bell"|url=http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/davidson/Arch%20of%20Death/Week%2013/Bell%201990.pdf|accessdate=2007-11-01] The "Uxbridge monthly meeting" later disowned Kelley because of her "radical views".cite book|last=Buffum|first=Lucille|title="Elizabeth Buffum Chase- Her Life and its Environment|publisher=Google books|date=|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=_IoEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA264&lpg=PA264&dq=abby+kelley+uxbridge+ma+society+of+friends&source=web&ots=J9lzVz9u6M&sig=yp-5r06OUOPih9idmple9m-YqMg#PPA264,M1] Historic Quaker homes were underground railroad sites. Agriculture was prominent at south Uxbridge, with fertile land, scenic rivers, country roads and cranberry bogs. The influential American Aldrich family got its start here, and the village of "Aldrich" was in proximity to the Friends Meetinghouse. The family's original cemetery here, is here where the original immigrant ancestor, George Aldrich, is buried. Other Quaker familes, such as the Southwick's, built Conestoga wagon wheels, and manufactured Kentucky Blue Jeans in the mid 1800's.

Revolutionary period

Forefathers here fought in the French and Indian Wars. Captain Josiah Taft's widow, Lydia Chapin Taft, voted locally in October of 1756, to fund this war, in a first step for women's suffrage, legislated by the Uxbridge Town Meeting. Debt from this war led to heavy taxes on the American Colonies by the British, and this led to the American Revolution. Local brothers, Seth and Joseph Read joined Committees of Correspondence(1774).cite book|last= Buford|first= Mary Hunter|authorlink=|coauthor=|title= "Seth Read, Lieut.-Col.Continental Army; Pioneer at Geneva, New York, 1787, and at Erie, Penn., June, 1795. His Ancestors and Descendants."|date= 1895|location=Boston, Mass.|pages= 167 Pages on CD in PDF Format.|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=ABlMAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=buford+mary+hunter+1895+%22seth+read%22&source=web&ots=_540EB_Xa8&sig=L2OHCI7kvzQ2l582XuF0fvFBMUk] Dozens of local men fought at the Lexington alarm, and at Bunker Hill. General George Washington stopped at a tavern owned by Colonel Seth Read in June 1775 before assuming command of the Continental Army in Boston.cite book|title=Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity|series=Volume XIV|publisher=Worcester Society of Antiquity |pages=34|place=Worcester, Massachusetts |date=1897|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=JPQ7AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34|publisher=googlebooks|accessdate=2007-09-07] Colonels Seth Read [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paerie/faces/SethReed-Faces.htm] , J. Read, Tyler, Chapin, Captains Green, Bezaleel Taft, Hall, Rawson, Lieutenants Wheelock, J. Taft, Farnum, and White, served with 46 local heros.cite book|last=Baldwin|first=Thomas Williams|authorlink=|title="Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850|publisher=Wright and Potter Printing|location=Boston|pages=p. 2-450|date=1916|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=6lj7wmu0U2IC&dq=Samuel+Taft+of+Uxbridge&pg=PA235&ots=kbl8tM2at5&sig=MW5Zl5YQwXgYUawOVq1iwYpt-bU&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3DSamuel%2BTaft%2Bof%2BUxbridge&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=2&cad=legacy#PPA321,M1|accessdate=2007-11-02] Baxter Hall(Lexington drummer), served at Bunker Hill and at West Point when General Benedict Arnold escaped."cite web |title= Martial Musick in Uxbridge Massachusetts 1727-Present |publisher= www.anglefire.com |url= http://www.angelfire.com/music2/uxbmarmusic/ |accessdate= 2007-09-23]

Deborah Sampson, America's first woman soldier, enlisted in the Continental Army at Bellingham as Robert Shurtlieff, of Uxbridge, by convincing the Uxbridge seargent that she was a teenage boy. cite web|publisher= New York Times|date =1898-10-08|title="DEBORAH SAMPSON.; How She Served as a Soldier in the Revolution -- Her Sex Unknown to the Army.*"|url=http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9402E3D71139E433A2575BC0A9669D94699ED7CF&oref=slogin
accessdate=2007-10-31
] She was wounded in a battle at Tarrytown, New York. George Washington gave her an honorable discharge, some money and some advice. Deborah went on to become a women's rights hero.

Shays Rebellion, an uprising of farmers related to currency disarray, had its opening salvos in Uxbridge. Governor John Hancock had to suppress local riots.cite web|title="Quelling the opening salvos of Shay's rebellion"|url=http://www.alexautographs.com/l-colrev.htm|publisher=alexautographs.com|accessdate=2007-11-10] Lt. Simenon Wheelock, whose family became local textile pioneers, died at Springfield near the Armory when he was killed by a horse.cite web|title= "walking tours-Uxbridge"|publisher= Blackstone Daily |url= http://www.blackstonedaily.com/Outdoors&Nature/WTuxbridge.htm |accessdate= 2007-09-23] Shay's Rebellion so alarmed George Washington that he emerged from retirement in 1786 and 1787 to advocate a stronger National Government.cite book| title = Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle| author = Richards, Leonard L.| year = 2002| location = Philadelphia| publisher = U. of Pennsylvania Press|page=pp. 1–4, 129–30] Dr. Samuel Willard fought in Shay's Rebellion and represented Uxbridge in Massachusetts's ratification of the U.S. Constitution.cite web|title = "Masschusetts supplements"|publisher=wisconisinhistory.org |url=url=http://wisconsinhistory.org/ratification/digital/resource/supplements/mass.supp.0305.htm.|accessdate=2007-10-20] In 1789, U.S. President, George Washington stopped overnight in Uxbridge on his inaugural tour. As a new, stronger, America began, Seth Read, whose father John had been an officer in the French and Indian War, was instrumental in adding "E Pluribus Unum" to U.S. coins, "from many, one".cite web |url= http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/coins/portraits.shtml#q7 |title = "e pluribus unum" |publisher= www.treas.gov |accessdate=2007-09-29] cite book| last= Preble|first= George|middle= Henry|authorlink=|coauthors=|title= Origin and History of the American Flag and of the Naval and Yacht club Signals, Seals and Arms, and of the Principal National Songs of the United States; Volume II |publisher= Brown| location= Philadelphia| date= 1879| pages= p. 695-696] cite book|last= Buford|first= Mary Hunter|authorlink=|coauthor=|title= "Seth Read, Lieut.-Col.Continental Army; Pioneer at Geneva, New York, 1787, and at Erie, Penn., June, 1795. His Ancestors and Descendants."|date= 1895|location=Boston, Mass.|pages= 167 Pages on CD in PDF Format.]

Transportation

Transportation evolved at this crossroads village. The Middle Post Road, set down by Ben Franklin as the 9th Massachusetts .

Early Industrialization

The Blackstone Valley is the "birthplace" of the American Industrial Revolution. Richard Mowry, an Uxbridge farmer, built and marketed equipment to manufacture woolen, linen or cotton cloth, around the time of the Revolution.cite web|title="Blackstone River Valley, New England’s Historic National Park area; Navigator/Uxbridge"|publisher=Blackstonevalley.com|url=http://www.blackstonerivervalley.com/navigator/towns/uxbridge.php|accessdate=2007-12-06] Uxbridge, an early mill town, had industries, forges, distilleries, and 20 local mills. In 1820, John Capron's first ever Power looms for woolens made "the first" cashmere satinets in America.cite web |title= Blackstone River Watershed |publisher= Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Mass Gov. |url= http://www.mass.gov/envir/water/blackstone/blackstone.htm |accessdate= 2007-09-23] Benjamin Taft's 1734 Ironstone forge let Caleb Handy make tools, scythes and guns. Wm. Arnold's 1815 mill worker housing remains. In 1855, 561 local workers made 2.5 million yards of cloth.cite web|title=”Uxbridge, MA-Description of Uxbridge”|publisher=mass.info|url=http://www.mass.info/uxbridge.ma/description.htm|accessdate=2007-11-20] "Hecla" had "American Woolen", Daniel Day's 1810 Woolen Mill, and H. Lowell's shoe factory. Wheelockville's "Waucantuck Mill", manufactured the first "wash and wear" fabrics". Calumet's (Central Woolen) ran 24/7 making Civil War cloth. "Blanchard's" quarry rebuilt Boston and provided NYC curbs.cite web|title="MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Uxbridge; Report Date: 1984 Associated Regional Report: Central Massachusetts;"|publisher=Massachusetts Historical Commission; |date=1984
url=http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcpdf/Town%20reports/Cent-Mass/uxb.pdf|accessdate=2007-11-20
] cite book |last= Crane |first = Ellery Bicknell| |authorlink =|coauthors=|title= Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memories of Worcester County, Massachusetts with a history of Worcester Society of Antiquity;|publisher=Lewis|date=1907|Location=Chicago and New York|pages=385|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=rqvWQWtFKl0C&pg=RA1-PA7&lpg=RA1-PA7&dq=historic+homes+and+institutions+and+geneological+and+personal+memoirs+vol+iii+elery+bicknell+crane&source=web&ots=zL5ELNGMnH&sig=nMx43ON2yNp1VCT4PoOMcp85-Uw#PRA5-PA385,M1] Linwood's cotton mill and Robert Rogerson' " [http://www.conservationtech.com/x-MILLTOWNS/RL-Photographs-4x5/Crown-&-Eagle/C&E-(3).htm Crown and Eagle Cotton Mill] " were near N. Uxbridge's "Rivulet Mill." Capron's original mill grew into a national textile complex, the "Bachman Uxbridge Worsted Company", which was instrumental in the manufacture of military uniforms, clothing, and led the women's fashion industry. "A 1953 Time Magazine"cite web|title= The Pride of Uxbridge (August 24, 1953) |url= http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,818770,00.html |accessdate= 2007-09-24] said Harold Walter's mill led New England's textile industry by research into blended fabrics and wool-nylon "serge". Civil War, WW I, WW II Army and nurse corps uniforms, the first Air Force uniform, "Uxbridge 1683 Blue",cite web |title= Getting the Blues, by Tech. Sgt. Pat McKenna|publisher= Air Force Link |url= http://www.af.mil/news/airman/1296/duds.htm|accessdate= 2007-09-24] and "latch hook kits" were made here. FDR personally wrote to thank management and workers for extraordinary efforts in the war effort. It was later known as America's third largest yarn mill. Today's industries include: high tech, services, hospitality, and a textile corporate base.

Public health

Smallpox killed the Nipmuc, early settlers, and men in physician and Colonel, Seth Reed's regiment.cite book|last= Buford|first= Mary Hunter|authorlink=|coauthor=|title= "Seth Read, Lieut.-Col.Continental Army; Pioneer at Geneva, New York, 1787, and at Erie, Penn., June 1795. His Ancestors and Descendants."|date= 1895|location=Boston, Mass.|pages= 167 Pages on CD in PDF Format.] Uxbridge voted against smallpox vaccine(1775). Colonel Seth Read, (who was not "variolated"), became very ill in the Canadian campaign when his unit suffered from smallpox and starvation. Illness forced him to leave the Continental Army in 1776. Soon afterward, and with the advice of Benjamin Rush, General Washington ordered that the Continental Army receive the crude vaccination method of that time known as "variolation". [http://www.vaccines.mil/documents/library/MilitaryImztn2005fulc.pdf] Dr. Samuel Willard treated local smallpox victims.cite book |last= Backofen |first= Walter A |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= Elias Frost, M.D., and his strategy for being remembered |publisher= |date= 2001 |location= |pages= p. 6 |url= |doi= |id= OCLC: 58438763 |isbn= ] The Uxbridge Vital Records are a source of public health history. Local Selectman, Joseph Richardson, died of smallpox. Sen. Bezaleel Taft, Jr, and woolen mill pioneer Daniel Day, both died of Tuberculosis(1840's).cite book|last=Baldwin|first=Thomas Williams|authorlink=|title="Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850|publisher=Wright and Potter Printing|location=Boston|pages=p. 2-450|date=1916|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=6lj7wmu0U2IC&dq=Samuel+Taft+of+Uxbridge&pg=PA235&ots=kbl8tM2at5&sig=MW5Zl5YQwXgYUawOVq1iwYpt-bU&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3DSamuel%2BTaft%2Bof%2BUxbridge&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=2&cad=legacy#PPA321,M1|accessdate=2007-11-02] Dr. Leonard White published some of the earliest reports of possible childhood vaccine related deaths (1885).cite book|last=Shrady|first=George F, Editor|authorlink=|title= "Medical Record, A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery", Vol 28, No 24, December 12, 1885|publisher=William Wood & Company|location=New York City|date=1885|page= p.651|] State pathologist, Theobald Smith, warned health officer Dr. White about possible links between mosquitoes to an outbreak of malaria at Uxbridge, asking White to have citizens add screens and drain collections of water, while urging White's son to collect mosquito specimens for further analysis.(1896)cite web|title="A History of Mosquitoes in Massachusetts, by Curtis R. Best"|publisher=Northeast mosquito control association|url=http://www.nmca.org/Nmca93-4.htm|accessdate=2008-03-31] . This preceded confirmation of mosquito-malaria links by Ronald Ross, MD in India, in 1898. The Board of Health advised a clean water supply in 1905.cite book|first=|last=|authorlist=|title= ‘Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts”|page=p. 52|date=1905|publisher=Public Documents of Massachusetts; Google Books |accessdate=2008-04-06] Sen. Richard T. Moore of Uxbridge was a chief architect of the landmark Massachusetts health care reform legislation in 2006.

Recent history

Historic parks replaced a textile economy. Large mill fires signaled the end of local textiles. Mills closed, structures are now being examined. Mill owners plan to rebuild.

Notable families and people

Immigrants, like Robert Taft I, who settled here in 1680, had descendents who became national leaders. Taft's grandson's widow, Lydia Chapin Taft, was "America's first woman voter"(1756). Samuel Taft hosted Washington's inaugural tour. [http://www.blackstonerivervalley.com/navigator/towns/uxbridgearticle.php] cite web|title="Stanton River Tour"|publisher=oldhalifax.com|url=http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/GeoWashington.htm|accessdate=2008-05-01] Ezra Taft Benson was a Mormon Apostle(1846) and Utah Legislator. His great grandson was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Mormon Church President. Peter Rawson Taft I's son, United States Secretary of War Alphonso Taft(1874) delivered an impassioned speech in Uxbridge on his family's history at a famous 1874 family reunion at Elmshade.cite book|last=Leonard|first=Lewis recounted Alexander|authorlink=|title="The Life of Alphonso Taft" by Google Books|publisher=|location=|ISBN=cite book|last=Leonard|first=Lewis Alexander|authorlink=|title="The Life of Alphonso Taft" by Google Books|publisher=|location=|ISBN= cite web|title="Life of Alphonso Taft"|publisher=Google Books|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=LCVCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA308&lpg=PA308& dq=%22the+life+of+alphonso+taft%22+by+lewis+alexander+leonard&source=web&ots=oPnSgqCCBA&sig=ItrjVR1tAeXtoOKUMZX4KXjKiy4#PPA230,M1|accessdate=2007-11-25] Young William Howard Taft, Alfonso's son, and William's brother Charles Phelps Taft, (who founded the Chicago Cubs), both likely heard it. Peter's grandson, U.S. President William Howard Taft, visited and stayed "here"(1910).cite web|title="Taft visits Home of His Ancestors"|publisher= New York Times|url=http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E01E0D91E39E333A25753C2A96E9C946196D6CF&oref=slogin|accessdate=2007-11-27] A local immigrant boy, Arthur MacArthur, Sr. became Lt. Governor and Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Arthur's grandson, Douglas MacArthur, was a famous American General. Seth Read [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paerie/faces/SethReed-Faces.htm] added "E Pluribus Unum" to U.S. coins and founded Erie, PA.cite web |url= http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/coins/portraits.shtml#q7 |title = "e pluribus unum" |publisher= www.treas.gov |accessdate=2007-09-29] cite book| last= Preble|first= George|middle= Henry|authorlink=|coauthors=|title= Origin and History of the American Flag and of the Naval and Yacht club Signals, Seals and Arms, and of the Principal National Songs of the United States; Volume II |publisher= Brown| location= Philadelphia| date= 1879| pages= p. 695-696] cite book|last= Buford|first= Mary Hunter|authorlink=|coauthor=|title= "Seth Read, Lieut.-Col.Continental Army; Pioneer at Geneva, New York, 1787, and at Erie, Penn., June, 1795. His Ancestors and Descendants."|date= 1895|location=Boston, Mass.|pages= 167 Pages on CD in PDF Format.] Seth's son was a Great Lakes ship captain, and grandson, a Whig Congressmen. Phineas Bruce and Benjamin Adams were Congressmen. Benedict Arnold's widow died here(1836). [http://books.google.com/books?id=6lj7wmu0U2IC&dq=Samuel+Taft+of+Uxbridge&pg=PA235&ots=kbl8tM2at5&sig=MW5Zl5YQwXgYUawOVq1iwYpt-bU&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3DSamuel%2BTaft%2Bof%2BUxbridge&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=2&cad=legacy#PPA356,M1] The American Aldrich family started in Mendon and Uxbridge. "Great Uncle", Nelson Aldrich, started the Federal Reserve, and the U.S. Income Tax. Nelson's grandson, was Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller. Joshua Macomber and William Augustus Mowry, were educators. Ed. Sullivan won a Medal of Honor(1898). Tim Fortugno, pitched for the "Angels, White Sox and Reds(1990's)." Richard T. Moore was a FEMA executive (1994-1996), and is now in line to lead the National Association of State Legislators in 2009.cite web |title= The rock stars of universal coverage, by J. Kaisser (December 5, 2006) |publisher= The Boston Globe |url= http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/12/05/the_rock_stars_of_universal_coverage/ |accessdate= 2007-09-23] Brian Skerry, is a [http://www.brianskerry.com/pubWork.html photojournalist] with National Geographic and a passionate advocate "sounding the alarm" for the preservation of global fisheries.

Government

Infobox Mass Town Govt
align = right
wraparound = yes
county = Worcester
clerk_courts = Dennis P. McManus (D)
da = Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
deeds = Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
probate = Stephen Abraham (D)
sheriff = Guy W. Glodis (D)
state_rep = Jennifer M. Callahan (D)
Paul Kujawski (D)
state_sen = Richard T. Moore (D)
gov_councilors = Thomas J. Foley (D)
fed_rep = Richard E. Neal (D-2nd Dist.)
fed_sen = Edward Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)
The Representative town meeting government, has a Board of Selectmen: [ [http://www.uxbridge-ma.gov/HTML/Selectmen.shtml Uxbridge Massachusetts Website - Board of Selectmen (1.00.00) ] ] Kevin J. Kuros, Chairman, Michael Potaski, Vice Chairman, Carrie Kay Robertson, Clerk, Peter Baghdasarian and Bruce Desilets and a Town Manager. Local government made history by: 1) granting the first woman in America the right to vote in 1756, 2) ruling against Smallpox variolation for citizens in 1775, and 3) defying the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office by approving the right of women to serve on juries in 1922. [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D0CE0DB1039E133A25751C0A9619C946395D6CF&oref=slogin]

Geography

The town's total area is 30.4 square miles (78.7 km²) {with 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) (2.73%) of water}, located convert|38|mi|km SW of Boston, convert|16|mi|km SE of Worcester, convert|175|mi|km NE of New York City, and convert|24|mi|km NW of Providence, (Greater Boston CSA). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] Elevations are convert|200|ft|m to convert|577|ft|m. It borders Douglas, Mendon, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Burrillville, and North Smithfield.

Demographics

2000's census,GR|2 showed 11,156 people, 3,988 households, and 3,034 families. 98.04% were White, 0.95% Hispanic, 0.15% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 0.07% Pacific Islander. Density was 377.6 people/ mile2 (145.8/km²). 9.5% of households had a 65 + person living alone, 29.2% were under 18, 5.8%, 40.9% from 18 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64. Median income was $61,855 and Per capita income was $24,540. 4.7% fell below the poverty line.

See also

* National Historic Sites
* Bernat Mill
* Famous Uxbridge People
* The Tafts of Mendon and Uxbridge
* John Capron
* Wrona, B, Uxbridge-Images of America;(2000)Arcadia,ISBN 0738504610.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.uxbridge-ma.gov/ Uxbridge website] , [http://www.mass.info/uxbridge.ma/description.htm Town Description] , [http://www.blackstonedaily.com/History&Heritage/Ironstone%20school.htm School history] , [http://www.preserveamerica.gov/6-25-04PAcommunity-uxbridgeMA.html "Preserve America" Community] , [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K_14gV_BSU&feature=related video youtube.com and WBZ TV]


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  • List of people from Uxbridge, Massachusetts — This article is a companion article to Uxbridge, Massachusetts. This early American town, settled in 1662, has a record of people significant to both regional and U.S. history. The listing of people is by century, starting in the 17th… …   Wikipedia

  • North Uxbridge, Massachusetts — North Uxbridge   Village   North Uxbridge, Business District …   Wikipedia

  • Friends Meetinghouse (Uxbridge, Massachusetts) — Infobox nrhp | name =Friends Meetinghouse nrhp type = caption = nearest city= Uxbridge, Massachusetts lat degrees = 42 lat minutes = 2 lat seconds = 21 lat direction = N long degrees = 71 long minutes = 37 long seconds = 16 long direction = W… …   Wikipedia

  • Moses Taft House (Uxbridge, Massachusetts) — Moses Taft House U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • List of Registered Historic Places in Uxbridge, Massachusetts — was transferred from List of Registered Historic Places in Worcester County, Massachusetts and is an integral part of that list, which in turn is an integral part of List of National Register of Historic Places entries. Uxbridge has 54 sites on… …   Wikipedia