Place:Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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NameRutland
Alt namesRutland Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25003084
Rutland Centresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25003084
TypeTown
Coordinates42.367°N 71.933°W
Located inWorcester, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
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Old Burial Ground
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Rutland is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 7,973 at the 2010 census. Rutland is the geographic center of Massachusetts; a tree, the Central Tree, located on Central Tree Road, marks the general spot.

History

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The town was first settled in 1666 as Naquag. Officially incorporated in 1713, the Town of Rutland was made up of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham, Princeton, and the northern half of Paxton. In Northern Rutland there are prison camps used during the revolutionary war used for captured Hessian (soldier) mercenaries hired by the British.

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