Cities and Towns / Townsend
Townsend’s rich history dates back to the seventeen hundreds, having been incorporated in 1732. The first mill of the town was built in 1733 in “Townsend Harbor”. The pond at Townsend Harbor came into existence in 1734 when the dam was built for the mill. The Conant House, Gristmill and Cooperage are places that can be visited today. The Town Common is host to fall fairs and art shows, as well as summer band concerts. The Squannacook River provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming.
TransportationHighways: MA State Routes 119 and 13
Schools and EducationSquannacook Early Childhood CenterSpaulding Memorial SchoolHawthorne Brook Middle SchoolNorth Middlesex Regional High SchoolNashoba Valley Technical High School
Additional InfoFire Department: 978-597-2711Police Department: 978-597-6214Town Hall: 978-597-1704 Town Website: www.townsend.ma.us
Incorporated in 1732Population: 8,926Total Area: 33.1 sq. milesLand Area: 32.83 sq. milesDensity: 239.7 per sq. mileMedian Household Income: $64,429Median Household Size: 2.96