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Harvard, MA Town Information

Harvard is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts. The town is located 25 miles west-northwest of Boston, in eastern Massachusetts. A farming community settled in 1658 and incorporated in 1732, it has been home to several non-traditional communities, such as Harvard Shaker Village and the utopian Transcendentalist center Fruitlands. Today it is an affluent residential town noted for its excellent public schools, with its students consistently ranking in the state's top ten test results in English and math.[1] The population was 6,520 at the 2010 census.

 

The town is largely wooded with small rolling hills, fields and wetlands. In addition to the numerous streams and brooks throughout Harvard, Bare Hill Pond is a central, iconic locale.

 

Harvard and the surrounding area are renowned for apple orchards and riding stables.

 

Harvard is bordered by Ayer to the north, Littleton and Boxborough to the east, Stow to the southeast, Bolton to the south, Lancaster to the southwest, and Shirley to the northwest.

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Harvard Town Hall, Harvard MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.