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Boylston, Massachusetts
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Welcome to Boylston ...

Boylston is located in Worcester County<1>.

The location of Boylston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boylston has a population of 4,705 people<3> (see below for details).

Boylston was settled in 1705 and was incorporated in 1785.

Boylston is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Boylston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Boylston: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Boylston: 01505<6>

Websites for Boylston ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boylston had an population of 4,705 people. This is an increase of 8.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boylston had a population of 4,355 people. This makes Boylston the county's 48th most populous community.

The population of Boylston represents 0.07% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 258th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,355 people, the population of Boylston increased 8.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,008 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boylston.

Communities Also Named Boylston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Massachusetts communities named Boylston: This one is located in Worcester County and the other is located in Suffolk County.

Beyond Massachusetts, there are 6 communities that are also named Boylston - they are located in Alabama, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boylston.

Communities near Boylston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boylston.

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Boylston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Boylston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Boylston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Boylston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Milford [Worcester County]
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      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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    • Westford [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
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    • Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Boylston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boylston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boylston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boylston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boylston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boylston. See our Newspapers Page for Boylston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boylston ...

Looking for more information about Boylston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Boylston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Boylston.

Adding Boylston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boylston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Boylston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Boylston on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Boylston on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boylston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boylston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Boylston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boylston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boylston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boylston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoylstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boylston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3918, Longitude: -71.7037       In this case, the coordinates for Boylston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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