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Westford

Westford, town (1990 pop. 16,392), Middlesex co., NE Mass., a suburb of the greater Boston area; settled 1653, set off from Chelmsford and inc. 1729. Although chiefly residential, there are apple orchards, granite quarries (which have long been in operation), and a book lithography firm. Textile machinery and electronic products are also manufactured. Of interest are two 17th-century saltbox houses and the Old Fletcher Tavern (1713).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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