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Exploring the Blackstone River Valley

Uxbridge

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Settled in 1662, Incorporated in 1727

  • In the 18th century, Uxbridge resident Lydia Chapin Taft was the first woman in America ever to be granted the right to vote.
  • Dr. Samuel Ward established the United States’ first hospital for mental illness in Uxbridge around 1770
  • Uxbridge has a strong Quaker background and roots to the Underground Railroad, the abolitionist movement and women’s rights
  • The first Air Force dress uniform was manufactured here, known as the “Uxbridge Blue”
  • President William Howard Taft’s family was from Uxbridge

Resource Links

Uxbridge Town Hall

Riverbend Farm and Visitor Center

Uxbridge Walking Tour

Uxbridge Public Library

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Blackstone Canal Walking Tour

Uxbridge Historical Commission

List of Historical Cemeteries in Massachusetts

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