Bolton, an agricultural and residential community has remained largely unspoiled since its incorporation in 1738. Rigorous regulations regarding signage, land usage and building have kept the rural town integrity of the town. Bolton, which lies on the eastern slope of the Nashua River Valley still retains a number of dairy farms and... Show all »
Bolton, an agricultural and residential community has remained largely unspoiled since its incorporation in 1738. Rigorous regulations regarding signage, land usage and building have kept the rural town integrity of the town. Bolton, which lies on the eastern slope of the Nashua River Valley still retains a number of dairy farms and apple orchards. Originally part of the neighboring town of Lancaster, Bolton was settled in the 17th century. A lack of powerful streams prevented the town economy to change from farming to milling as so many other New England towns did, but limestone deposits led to quarrying and brick making in Bolton.
Today, Bolton is a community of people employed in local and home businesses as well as those who commute to work in larger towns and cities like Worcester, Hudson and Marlborough. The 20 square mile town is bounded by Harvard to the north, Stow and Hudson to the east, Berlin and Clinton to the south, and Lancaster to the west. Worcester is only 12 miles away. Bolton is crossed by several roads that lead in and out of town. Route 117 cuts through the center of town and routes 110 and 85 and Interstate 495 connect Bolton to its surrounding communities.
In keeping with its country character, there is no public sewer or water in Bolton. The 4,000 residents of Bolton have their own wells and water quality is regulated by state standards. The town has a police department of sworn officers as well as civilian dispatchers and support officers. Bolton shares its regional school district with Stowe and Lancaster, and has a kindergarten through grade eight elementary school. The Nashoba Regional High School is also inside the Town of Bolton. The town's three-hundred and fifty year history can be readily seen in the architecture of its homes and churches.
Cape and clapboard center-chimney-constructions remain from the colonial period; brick federal and Greek revival styles survive from the 18th century and there are a few examples of Italianate and Victorian buildings from the 19th century. The town library is a notable stone and gable roof Gothic structure and houses a collection of 15,000 volumes. Homes here stand on large lots, some with one or more acres. Bolton can be appreciated for its orchards on the gentle hills and its open meadows, and the proximity to larger towns allows its residents to enjoy country life without being too remote.
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