River Bend Farm Photograph by Joe Altruda

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

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