Exploring the Blackstone River Valley


Includes the villages of Whitinsville, Linwood, Rockdale, Riverdale and Northbridge Center

Settled in 1704, Incorporated in 1772

  • Home of Whitin Machine Works
  • The earliest grist and saw mills were built in Riverdale before 1740
  • Many colonial residents fought in the Revolutionary War with either the Continental Army or Massachusetts Militia
  • Three major rivers run through Northbridge: Blackstone River, West River, and Mumford River
  • situated between I-90, I-395, I-495, and Route 146, making it a great central location for the Blackstone Heritage Corridor
  • The Boston Globe named Northbridge one of the most “Bio-ready” communities

Resource Links

Northbridge Town Hall

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Whitinsville Social Library

List of Historical Cemeteries in Massachusetts

Northbridge Historical Society

Whitinsville Walking Tour

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