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The plaque at Wachusett Dam and Reservoir

"Wachusett" is a word derived from the Algonquian languages once spoken by the Native Americans of Massachusetts and is believed to approximate "near the mountain" or "mountain place". Wachusett was originally used as the name of a mountain in Massachusetts; other uses of the word (most of them local) have been derived directly from the name of the mountain.

Wachusett may refer to:

Other geographic features

Institutions, schools, and organizations



  • USS Wachusett (1861), a United States Navy sloop-of-war in commission from 1862 to 1868, from 1871 to 1874, and from 1879 to 1885
  • USS Wachusett (ID-1840), a United States Navy cargo ship in commission from 1918 to 1919
  • USS Wachusetts (SP-548), later USS SP-548, a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919