Cedar Swamp Archeological District

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Cedar Swamp Archeological District
WestboroughMA CedarSwampWinter.jpg
Nearest city Westborough and Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 23, 1988

Cedar Swamp Archeological District is a historic district in eastern Westborough, Massachusetts, and extending into the northwest corner of Hopkinton. Cedar Swamp is an area of more than 1,600 acres (650 ha) of wetlands that include the headwaters area of the Sudbury River. Archeological surveys of the environmentally sensitive and critical area have identified Native American sites of interest.[2] It is believed that Native Americans prized wood from the cedar trees that grew in the area.[3]

The archeological district, which encompasses much of the Cedar Swamp area, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Cedar Swamp". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Swamp Exploration Guide". Westborough Community Land Trust. Retrieved 2014-03-06.