Exploring the Blackstone River Valley



Whitin Machine Works. Photo by Dean Cerrati.
Whitin Machine Works. Photo by Dean Cerrati.

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

Whitinsville Walking Tour

Northbridge Town Hall

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

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