Westford is a town in Middlesex County and has a total area of 31.3 square miles with a population was 24,310 at the 2017 census. With access to 495 it is 41 miles north west of Boston.
Originally a part of neighboring Chelmsford, West Chelmsford soon grew large enough to sustain its own governance and was officially incorporated as Westford on September 23, 1729.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Westford primarily produced granite, apples and worsted yarn. The Abbot Worsted Company was said to be the first company in the nation to use camel hair for worsted yarns. Citizens from Westford also had some notable involvement in the Revolutionary War, Westford Minutemen were alerted by efforts of Samuel Prescott who alerted Acton, to the southeast towards Stow.
Paul Revere's son attended Westford Academy and a bell cast by Revere graces its lobby today. A weather vane made by Paul Revere sits atop the Abbot Elementary school.
By the end of the American Civil War, as roads and transportation improved, Westford began to serve as a residential suburb for the factories of Lowell.
Westford is a residential community with an abundance of activities, stores, and restaurants. With it's access to 495 connecting you to Route 3 it's only 18 miles to Nashua, NH and 18 miles to Burlington, Ma.
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