North Uxbridge, Massachusetts


North Uxbridge, Massachusetts
North Uxbridge
—  Village  —
North Uxbridge, Business District
North Uxbridge is located in Massachusetts
North Uxbridge
Location within the state of Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°05′15″N 71°38′28″W / 42.0875°N 71.64111°W / 42.0875; -71.64111Coordinates: 42°05′15″N 71°38′28″W / 42.0875°N 71.64111°W / 42.0875; -71.64111
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Elevation 266 ft (81 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 01538
GNIS feature ID 611038[1]

North Uxbridge is a village, and post office, in the town, (township) of Uxbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The postal zip code is 01538. It is classified as a community or populated place (Class Code U6) located at latitude 42.088 and longitude -71.641 and the elevation is 266 feet (81 m). North Uxbridge appears on the Uxbridge U.S. Geological Survey Map. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5) and observes DST. The town meeting in 1885 set aside North Uxbridge as a "special district", since its population had exceeded 1000 people.[2]

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Description of the village

North Uxbridge, the main northern village of the town, is also known as the "north end". The Village receives municipal services from Uxbridge, for fire, police, EMS, School district, public works, and other services. Worcester County, Massachusetts Sheriff, Lewis Evangelidis runs corrections, and court services from West Boylston, and Worcester District is the regional judicial jurisdiction. The Uxbridge district court serves surrounding towns. There is a North Uxbridge fire station of the Uxbridge Fire Department. The commercial district includes a new CVS pharmacy as well as small shops, and restaurants. The North Uxbridge Baptist Church is a well known icon in the downtown area of the village. The village is no longer officially recognized as a separate Census designated place, but is considered part of Uxbridge by the US Census bureau. Major employers include the local school district, and a commercial plastics manufacturing company in the former Rivulet mill. Residential construction has grown substantially in the last 20 years. The former North Uxbridge elementary school was also the Virginia Blanchard Pre-K Center, and is a historic building.

Historic features

The village is home to the historic Rogerson Village built by Robert Rogerson in the 1820s.[3] This village contains the Crown and Eagle Mills which was considered to be an architectural masterpiece of an early New England Mill village with worker housing and a water powered cotton mill.[3] This system of water powered mills, driven by dams, with spillways, and surrounded by mill villages, became known as "The Rhode Island System". North Uxbridge had other historic mills such as the Rivulet Mill or Sayles Mills, built by Richard Sayles, and the Clapp Mill (1810).[3] Richard Sayles House and a number of other sites here such as Samuel Taft House, are listed on the Federal Register of historic places. It was also home to the Blanchard Granite quarry from which was mined large quantities of granite known throughout the Eastern United States.[3] Blanchard's quarry rebuilt Boston after 1872's fire and sold NYC its curbstones.[3][4][5] The North Uxbridge School, or Virginia A. Blanchard School, is on the register of Historic Places(see also below), as is the Rogerson's Village. The village is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor of Massachusetts and Rhode Island which is part of the National Park Service. The Blackstone River Valley is the oldest industrialized region in the United States. North Uxbridge borders Linwood and Northbridge. Mendon is to the East. Douglas is to the west. French Canadian Linwood's cotton mill and Robert Rogerson' masterpiece Crown and Eagle Cotton Mill were near Italian N. Uxbridge's Rivulet Mill.[3]

Government

See Uxbridge for Local Government Town website uxbridge-ma.gov

County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Register of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
Register of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
County Sheriff: Lew Evangelidis (R)
State government
State Representative(s): Ryan Fattman (R)
Kevin J. Kuros (R)
State Senator(s): Richard T. Moore (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Jen Caissie (R)
Federal government
U.S. Representative(s): Richard E. Neal (D-2nd Dist.)
U.S. Senators: John Kerry (D), Scott Brown (R)

Industrial era photos

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