Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

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Harvard

Quick Facts:

Settled
1658

Incorporated
1732

Area
Total 27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
Land 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)

Elevation
420 ft (128 m)

Population (2010)
Total 6,520

Density
240/sq mi (93/km2)

ZIP code
01451

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.

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