Uxbridge, Massachusetts

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Uxbridge is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the US first settled in 1662, incorporated in 1727, and named for the Earl of Uxbridge. Uxbridge is 16 miles (26 km) SSE of Worcester, 20.4 miles (32.8 km) NNW of Providence, and 34 miles (55 km) SW of Boston, in Greater Boston[1] , and the Worcester metro area. 2009's estimated population is 13,247.[2] The 2000 census showed 11,156 people.

Uxbridge, a 'mini tapestry of early America'[3], marks the center of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor. There are 375 + state or national historic sites. Uxbridge was known for woolens, since Cashmere woolens, and military uniforms were made here for 140+ years. The first woolen mill in the Blackstone Valley was built here in 1809. Bachman Uxbridge Worsted Company's proposed 1954 buyout of American Woolen would have created America's largest woolen conglomerate[4]. The first Air Force Dress Uniform, "Uxbridge Blue", was made here. Uxbridge played roles in women's rights with first woman voter, Lydia Taft,[5] Revolution soldier, Deborah Sampson, 3) abolitionist Abby Kelley, and Massachusetts's first women jurors. Seth Reed fought at Bunker Hill, and was "instrumental", in adding E Pluribus Unum, to U.S. Coins.[6]


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