Millbury, Ma. Real Estate Information
Millbury borders Worcester and like many New England towns has a long history as a mill town. The Blackstone River, which flows through Millbury, offered cheap transportation from Worcester to Providence. There were nine locks along the river to raise and lower water levels to make the trip feasible. Thanks to years of conservation efforts, the once polluted river is now part of the Blackstone National Corridor and is used by outdoor enthusiasts.
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Around the Town
In 1735, John Singletary began operating a mill on Singletary Brook, a stream flowing out of Singletary Lake. Around 1753, John Singletary built the S & D Spinning Mill, which is still in operation, making it one of the oldest continuously operating mills in the United States. The mill is featured on the Town Seal. The mill also makes the red stitching that is on major league baseballs.
President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury when he was young and attended school here. In his later years Taft visited family most summers. During his presidency he visited the town for its centennial celebration. The Torrey house, once owned by Taft’s aunt, is commonly called the Taft House today.
The Elm Draught House Cinema on Elm St offers a different take on watching a movie. Pitchers of beer and pizza can be enjoyed at tables while watching your favorite movie. The Shoppes at Blackstone offer a nice outdoor area to shop and dine. They feature the newest stores and a nice theater venue.
Millbury, Ma. supports its own school system. These include the Elmwood Street and Raymond Shaw Elementary schools, and the Millbury Memorial Junior & Senior High School. Millbury is also part of the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District.