|— Town —|
|Nickname(s): "Home of America's First Woman Voter" "Crossroads Village"|
|Motto: "Weaving a Tapestry of Early America"|
|• Type||Open Town Meeting|
|• Chair, Board of Selectmen||Jay Cahill|
|• Vice Chair, Board of Selectmen||Bruce Desilets|
|• Clerk, Board of Selectmen||Thomas Rice|
|• Selectmen||Peter Baghdasarian, open|
|• Town Manager||Sean Hendricks|
|• Total||30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)|
|• Land||29.5 sq mi (76.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|Elevation||270 ft (82 m)|
|• Density||442.66/sq mi (170.77/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||01569, 01538, 01525|
|Area code(s)||508 / 774|
|GNIS feature ID||0618387|
Uxbridge, is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts first settled in 1662, incorporated in 1727, and named for the Earl of Uxbridge, in England. The town, (population 13,457), is located 39.77 miles (64.00 km) southwest of Boston and 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Worcester in the Greater Boston (CSA). This National Heritage Corridor community, offers glimpses of the Rhode Island System of mill villages at: Rogerson's Village, Elmdale, and Ironstone.
The original Nipmuc village of 'Wacentug" (bend in the river), saw 17th century settlers arrive from Braintree, including the Taft family, (a later political dynasty). Agriculture was dominant for the first 100 years. Lt. Col. Seth Reed fought at Bunker Hill, and was "instrumental" in adding E Pluribus Unum, ('From Many, One'), to U.S. Coins. There are more than 375 state or national historic sites that include architectural styles of the 18th and 19th Century. Rivers powered mills, and the Blackstone Canal moved freight, positioning Uxbridge for textile advances in: woolen power looms, satinets, vertical integration for clothing, military uniforms, "wash and wear" fabrics, and more. One of the oldest US woolen mills began here in 1809. Uxbridge Worsted Co., begun by the Caprons in 1820, made "Uxbridge Blue", the first US Air Force Dress Uniform. Fortune 500 BJ's northern distribution warehouse is located here.
Uxbridge granted town meeting rights to America's first woman voter, Lydia Chapin Taft in 1756, and approved Massachusetts's first women jurors in 1922. Local Quakers led Uxbridge to become a center for anti-slavery work, a junction on the underground railroad, and home to national anti-slavery champion, and textile scion, Effingham Capron. A local Quaker, Abby Kelley Foster, led Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone into the abolition movement. Brian Skerry, a modern reformer, captures the effects of climate change, fisheries, and devastation of sea-life in his epic photojournalism. Uxbridge "weaves a tapestry of early America" in industry and social reform.
Colonial era, Revolution, and Quaker heritage 
John Eliot started Nipmuc Praying Indian villages. "Wacentug" natives sold land to settlers in 1662, "for 24 pound Ster". Mendon began in 1667, and was burned in King Phillips War. Western Mendon became Uxbridge in 1727, and Farnum House held the first town meeting. The 1728 Town Meeting, funded 15 gallons of 'ye good rum for ye raising of ye meeting house'. Nathan Webb's church, was the Colony's first new Congregational church in the Great Awakening. Lydia Chapin Taft, voted in the 1756 Town meeting, a first for women.
Seth and Joseph Read. and Simeon Wheelock joined Committees of Correspondence. Baxter Hall, was a Revolutionary War drummer. Seth Read fought at Bunker Hill, and in the Canadian campaign. Washington stopped at Reed's tavern, en route to begin command of the Continental Army. Samuel Spring, was a Revolutionary war chaplain. Deborah Sampson, posed as a male soldier to enlist as "Robert Shurtlieff of Uxbridge". Shays' Rebellion's opening salvos began here and Governor John Hancock quelled Uxbridge riots. Lt. Simeon Wheelock, died protecting the Springfield Armory. Senator Seth Reed was instrumental in adding E pluribus unum to U.S. coins. President Washington slept here on his post Inaugural tour.
Smithfield, RI Quakers, including Richard Mowry, came here and built mills, railroads, houses, tools and Conestoga wagon wheels. Southwick's store housed the "Social and Instructive Library". The Uxbridge Friends Meetinghouse, built from bricks made on Mosses Farnum's farm, had nationally prominent abolitionists Abby Kelley Foster, and Effingham Capron as members. The 450 member local anti-slavery society, led by Effingham Capron, had a quarter of the town, as members.
Transportation, education and public health 
The Tafts built the Middle Post Road's Blackstone River bridge in 1709. "Teamsters" drove horse "team" freight wagons, on the Worcester-Providence stage route, giving Uxbridge the nickname of "a crossroads village". Construction of the Blackstone Canal brought horsedrawn barges to Providence through Uxbridge for their overnight stop. The town became a junction on the underground railroad. The P&W Railroad ended canal traffic in 1848.
In 1732 the town voted to "set up a school for ye town of Uxbridge". A 1788 grammar school was quickly followed in 1797 by 13 one room district school houses, built for $2000 to serve the rural farming sections. Uxbridge Academy (1818), became a prestigious New England Prep School. (see Education, below)
Uxbridge voted against smallpox vaccine in 1775. Samuel Willard (physician) treated smallpox victims in South Uxbridge and Glocester (Burrillville), and had the scars to prove it. Town vital records recorded infant mortality, the death of Joseph Richardson, a local Selectman, from smallpox, "Quincy", smallpox, "dysentary", and tuberculosis deaths. Dr. Leonard White recorded Malaria in 1896 that led to a plan for his son to collect mosquitoes to study, and citizens to add window screens, and drain standing water, firsts in mitigation efforts for malaria as a mosquito-borne infection.
Industrial era: 19th century to mid-20th century 
Bog iron and three iron forges marked the colonial era, with the inception of large-scale industries beginning around 1775—examples of this development can be seen in the work of Richard Mowry, who built and marketed equipment to manufacture woolen, linen, or cotton cloth,. and the early emergence of gristmills, sawmills, distilleries, and other large industries. By the 19th century, Uxbridge had twenty different industrial mills. Daniel Day built the Valley's first woolen mill in 1809. By 1855, 560 local workers made 2,500,000 yards (2,300,000 m) of cloth (14,204 miles (22,859 km)).
The town led in woolen power looms, vertical integration for clothing, cashmere wool-synthetic blends, "wash and wear" fabric, new yarn spinning techniques, and latch hook kits. Villages developed with mills, shops, worker housing, and farms. Examples included William Arnold's 1814 Ironstone cotton mill, which later manufactured "Kentucky Blue Jeans", and Seth Read's gristmill, which later became the Bay State Arms. John Capron's 1820 mill made the first American satinets, while Hecla and Wheelockville centered around American Woolen, Waucantuck Mill Complex, and Hilena Lowell's shoe factory. Draper Corporation operated locally from 1837 until 1841, before relocating to Hopedale. The Wheelockville mills started by Daniel Day (Manufacturer), 1809 & Jerry Wheelock, & later Luke Taft in 1825 featured water powered mills. Moses Taft's 1852 Calumet (Central Woolen) operated twenty-four hours per day to manufacture Civil War cloth,
North Uxbridge was home to Clapp's 1810 Cotton Mill, the Chandler Taft 1814 Mill at RIvulet, Blanchard's granite quarry, and the 1824 Rogerson's village. Crown and Eagle Mill has been described as "a masterpiece of early industrial architecture". Blanchard's granite quarry provided curb stones to New York City and public works projects in the northeast region. Richard Sayles ran the Rivulet Mill Complex in the mid-1800s.
Effingham Capron, and his brother John Willard Capron ran the 1820 Capron Mill at Uxbridge Center. Charles Arthur Root transformed the company to the Bachman Uxbridge Worsted Co., which grew to thirteen plants, and leadership in women's fashion. Bachman Uxbridge proposed a buyout to be the top US woolen company. Capron Mill, and the successor, Bachman Uxbridge Company, manufactured US Army uniforms for the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the nurse corps, and the first Air Force "dress uniforms", dubbed "Uxbridge Blue".
Mid-20th century to present 
State and national parks developed around the mills and rivers were restored. The Great Gatsby (1974) and Oliver's Story (1978) were filmed locally including Stanley Woolen Mill. The National Heritage Corridor contains the 1,000-acre (4.0 km2)Blackstone Canal Heritage State Park, 9 miles (14 km) of the Blackstone River Bikeway, the Southern New England Trunkline Trail, West Hill Dam, a 567 acre wildlife refuge, parcels of the Metacomet Land Trust, and Cormier Woods. 60 Federalist homes add to 54 National, and 375 state-listed historic sites, including Georgian Elmshade. Capron's wooden mill survived a 2007 fire at the Bernat Mill. Stanley mill is being restored while Waucantuck mill, was (mostly) razed. See National historic sites.
Notable people 
Robert Taft I, (1680) became patriarch to the Taft family political dynasty. Robert Taft, 2nd was elected a founding Selectman, and Benjamin Taft built the town's second iron forge. Taft's grandson's widow, Lydia (Chapin) Taft, became "America's first woman voter" in 1756 Her son, Bezaleel Taft, Sr., served as an American Revolution Captain, a state representative and state senator, as did his son, Bezaleel Taft, Jr.. Samuel Taft hosted President George Washington's overnight stay on his inaugural tour. Ezra ("T".) Taft Benson was an LDS Church Apostle, Hawaii missionary, and Utah legislator. Great grandson, Ezra Taft Benson, was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and LDS President. Chandler Taft built the 1814 Rivulet Mill. The mother of Daniel Day, founder of the first woolen mill in the valley, was a Taft. Luke Taft built 2 water powered textile mills, and his son, Moses Taft built Stanley Woolen Mill. Peter Rawson Taft I's son, Secretary of War Alphonso Taft delivered a speech at an Elmshade reunion, and his son, President William Howard Taft, visited Samuel Taft House in 1910 with Gov. Eben Draper.
Willard Preston was the 4th President of the University of Vermont. Arthur MacArthur, Sr. was Lt. Governor and Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.. His grandson, was General Douglas MacArthur. Seth Read founded Erie, PA and Geneva, NY, and his sons and grandsons were Congressmen and Great Lakes ship captains. Paul C. Whitin, founded the Whitin Machine Works. Phineas Bruce and Benjamin Adams were U.S. Congressmen. Joshua Macomber and William Augustus Mowry were noted educators. Effingham Capron was a prominent abolitionist and industrialist. Edward Sullivan (US Marine), won a Medal of Honor in the Spanish-American War. Justice Willard Bartlett became Chief Justice of the New York Court of Appeals, and his brother Franklin Bartlett, was a New York Congressman.
Charles Aurthur Root and Edward Bachman built Uxbridge Worsted Company into a multi-state manufacturing giant. Charles's son-in-law, Harold Walter, took the company to the top of the women's fashion industry. Alice Bridges won an Olympic bronze in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Tim Fortugno was a relief pitcher for the California Angels and Chicago White Sox. Senator Richard Moore was a FEMA executive (1994–1996), and a President of the National Conference of State Legislatures, (2010–2011). Brian Skerry is a "legendary" photojournalist with National Geographic working for preservation of global sea life. Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. is a curator of Baroque Art at the National Gallery. Jacqueline Liebergott,was the first woman president of Emerson College. Jeannine Oppewall, film art producer and screenwriter, has 30+ films, and 4 Academy Awards nominations for best art direction of LA Confidential, Pleasantville, "Seabiscuit" and The Good Shepherd. (see notable residents)
|County-level state agency heads|
|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 Representative(s):||Ryan Fattman (R)
Kevin J. Kuros (R)
|State Senator(s):||Richard T. Moore (D)|
|Governor's Councilor(s):||Jen Caissie (R)|
|U.S. Representative(s):||James P. McGovern (D-2nd Dist.)|
|U.S. Senators:||Elizabeth Warren (D, Mo Cowan (D))|
Uxbridge has a Board of Selectmen and town meeting form of government, with officials listed in the top infobox: Local government 1) granted the first woman in America the right to vote, 2) voted against mallpox vaccine in 1775, and 3) defied the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office, by approving women jurors. The 2009 Board of Health made Uxbridge the 3rd community in the US to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies. Regional officials of state government hold county elected offices (see info box). Worcester County Sheriff, Lewis Evangelidis manages corrections, parolee and court services for the Worcester District, including the Uxbridge District Court.
The town is 30.4 square miles (79 km2), of which 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), or 2.73%, is water. It is situated 39.77 miles (64.00 km) southwest of Boston, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Worcester, and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Providence. Elevations range from 200 feet (61 m) to 577 feet (176 m) above sea level. It borders Douglas, Mendon, Millville, Northbridge, and Sutton, Massachusetts, plus the Rhode Island towns of Burrillville and North Smithfield.
|Burrillville, Douglas||Burrillville and North Smithfield, Rhode Island.||Millville, North Smithfield.|
A USDA hardiness zone 5 continental climate prevails with snowfall extremes from October (rare), to May. The highest recorded temperature was 104 F, in July 1975, and the lowest, -25 F in January 1957.
|Climate data for Uxbridge, Massachusetts|
|Average high °F (°C)||37
|Average low °F (°C)||13
|Precipitation inches (cm)||3.6
The 2010 United States Census was 13,457, a growth rate of 20.6%, with 5,056 households, a density rate of 166.31 units per square mile. 95.7% were White, 1.7% Asian, 0.90% Hispanic, 0.3% African American, and 1.4% other. Population density was 442.66 people/ mile2 (170.77/km²). Per capita income was $24,540, and 4.7% fell below the poverty line. The number of registered voters was 9,959 for 2010
High tech, services, distribution, life sciences, hospitality, local government, education and tourism offer local jobs. A 618,000 square feet (57,400 m2) distribution center serves Fortune 500 BJ's Wholesale Club's, northern division. The November 2011 unemployment was 6.3% 
Local schools include: Taft pre k-2, Whitin Elementary, McCluskey Middle, Uxbridge High (built 2012) and Our Lady of the Valley Regional. Valley Tech (Upton) houses Quinsigamond State College. The New York Times called Uxbridge education reforms, a "little revolution" to meet family needs.
The nearest MBTA Commuter Rail stops are Forge Park/495 on the Franklin Line and Worcester on the Framingham/Worcester Line, less than 15 miles away. The Northeast Corridor Providence (Amtrak station), has trains with top speeds of 150 MPH, 20 miles to the southeast. The Providence and Worcester Railroad, a freight line, passes here, and two former stations.
Route 146 links Worcester, I-290, and I-90, to Providence at I-95 and I-295. Route 16 links to Connecticut via I-395, and Boston, by I-495. Route 122 connects Northbridge, and Woonsocket. Route 146A, goes into North Smithfield. Route 98 leads to Burrillville.
TF Green State Airport Warwick-Providence, RI, Worcester airport, and Boston Logan International Airport, have commercial flights. Hopedale airport, 7.2 miles (11.6 km), and Worcester airport, have general aviation.
Points of interest 
- National historic sites
- John C. Farnum House, Uxbridge Historical Society Museum, circa 1710
- Lt. Simeon Wheelock House, Uxbridge common district, 1768
- Friends meetinghouse, circa 1770
- Taft House, 1789 Inaugural tour visit of George Washington and 1910 visit of Uxbridge grandson, William Howard Taft
- Crown and Eagle Cotton Mill, circa 1826
- Elmshade, Site of historic Taft family reunion of 1874
- Bernat Mill, formerly Capron Mill, circa 1820, and Uxbridge Worsted Company
- Stanley Woolen Mill, also once known as Central Woolen, Calumet, and Moses Taft Mill
- Stanley Woolen Mill
- Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
- National Park Service, valley sites: Millville & Uxbridge
- Blackstone Canal at River Bend Farm
- Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation park website
- River Bend Farm and Canal, National Park Service brochure
- West Hill Dam and recreation area
- Walking tour of Uxbridge, National Park Service brochure
Coronet John Farnum, Jr., House, 1710, houses Uxbridge Historical Society, Held First Town Meeting in 1727
Seth Read House Uxbridge, MA, built circa 1767 at corner of present day Mendon St, and North Main Street before railroad was built.
Deborah Sampson, a woman posing as a male soldier, enlisted in the Continental Army at Bellingham as "Robert Shurtlieff of Uxbridge". A minister kept her secret, and she was later honored as a heroine by the Massachusetts legislature.
The town of Uxbridge built 13 district schoolhouses in 1797. The South Uxbridge schoolhouse today houses the south Uxbridge community association at the historic site of Ironstone, Massachusetts.
Jacob Aldrich house typifies the early Quaker houses at Quaker City, and South Uxbridge.
Uxbridge Academy & Masonic Lodge. Uxbridge Academy was a sought after New England Prep School from 1818
Site of the Daniel Day Mill, 1809. Daniel Day (Manufacturer) started the first woolen mill in the Blackstone Valley later also known as "Scott's Mill", the current factory recently housed Berrocoo Inc., extending a 200 year family enterprise, now a prominent yarn company..
The Capron Mill, 1820, built by John Capron Sr. and his sons Effingham, and John, circa 1820 manufactured the first satinets, used the first power looms for woolens in America, and made US military uniforms for over 140 years, including the first US Air Force dress uniform, "Uxbridge 1683", aka Uxbridge Blue.
Joseph Richardson House, on the national historic register, Joseph Richardson was a Selectman, and landowner in South Uxbridge, who died of Smallpox in 1825.
Stanley Woolen Mill, 1852, built by Moses Taft, with view of the Blackstone Canal, was the scene for two movies, The Great Gatsby, 1974, and Oliver's Story, 1978. In 1989, it had been the longest continuously operating family-owned mill in the US. This mill ran 24/7 making Civil War blue woolen cloth for military uniforms.
Canoes on the Blackstone Canal. The Blackstone Canal was built starting in 1824 and provided early freight transport by horse pulled barges from Uxbridge and Worcester, to the port of Providence and returns. Uxbridge was the overnight stopping point, and had close mercantile ties to Providence.
Brian Skerry, At Boston University, 2011, born 1962, Underwater Photographer, With National Geographic, Sounding the Alarm for Global Sealife.
Uxbridge High School, Quaker Highway, S. Uxbridge, MA, built 2012.
See also 
- List of notable Uxbridge people by century
- Jerry Wheelock
- Richard Mowry
- Taft Family
- John Capron
- North Uxbridge
- Linwood, Massachusetts
- Ironstone, Massachusetts
- Rogerson's Village Historic District
- Uxbridge Free Public Library
- Wrona, B., Uxbridge-Images of America (2000), Arcadia, ISBN 0-7385-0461-0
- Brian Skerry's TED TALK, Ideas worth spreading
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-  PBS Special:"After the Mayflower, Nipmuc Language, We Shall Remain", with Native Speaker, David Tall Pine White
-  town info from Mass online, School history, Preserve America Community
-  [Berroco Inc. Continuation of a 200 year family textile/yarn enterprise]
- Uxbridge on "New England Byways", 1998 WBZ TV plus Christmas eve video of Uxbridge on youtube.com
- Grafton Nipmuck re-created Nipmuc village, CT
- Seth & Hannah Reed
- Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester women's history project
- Current weather conditions, Weather station, next to Uxbridge, MA