Place:Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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NameBlackstone
Alt namesBlackstone Villagesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004465
TypeTown
Coordinates42.017°N 71.533°W
Located inWorcester, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Saint Charles Cemetery
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Blackstone is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,026 at the 2010 census. It is formally a part of the Providence metropolitan area.

History

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This region was originally inhabited by the Nipmuc. Blackstone was first settled in 1662 and was officially incorporated in 1845. Initially, the town was part of Mendon, Massachusetts, before becoming a separate municipality. Prior to 1915, Blackstone contained the area to the west that would break away and become Millville, Massachusetts. Blackstone is within the area of the John H. Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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