About Winchendon

 

About Winchendon

Winchendon, Massachusetts is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts.   It was incorporated in 1764.   Government is open town meeting with a town manager and board of selectmen.   It has a land area of 44.1 square miles of which .8 square mile is water.   Winchendon is 1000 feet above sea level.   Population as of the 2010 census was 10,300.  Zip code of Winchendon MA is 01475.

Winchendon Map 1785

Winchendon Map 1785

The physical boundaries of Winchendon have undergone changes in the past.   In 1780 the so-called “Royalston Leg” was added.    In 1785, 3680 acres were annexed to the Gardner which was incorporated the same year.  The southern border underwent various changes to accommodate land owners on the border.   The northern border with New Hampshire is six miles in length.

If you could drive around the entire border of Winchendon it would be 24 miles.

There’s plenty of water in Winchendon and lawns generally grow well.  Lake Denison is noted as a recreation area and the Miller’s River passes through the town.   Lake Monomonauk (to use the old spelling) is located to the northern part of town but is mostly in New Hampshire.

The highest point in Winchendon is 1408 feet above sea level and is in Old Winchendon Center.   The visual vista is nice with views of Wachusett Mountain, Mount Monadnock, and even 70+ miles to the west, the Green mountains of nearby Vermont.

Below is a modern day map of Winchendon, courtesy of Google.

 

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