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Welcome to Holliston ...

Holliston is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Holliston has a population of 14,908 people<3> (see below for details).

Holliston was settled in 1659 and was incorporated in 1724.

Holliston is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Holliston: 01746<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Holliston had an population of 14,908 people. This is an increase of 10.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Holliston had a population of 13,547 people. This makes Holliston the county's 36th most populous community.

The population of Holliston represents 0.21% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,547 people, the population of Holliston decreased 1.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,801 people).

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

Communities near Holliston ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Holliston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Holliston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Holliston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Holliston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Holliston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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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 Holliston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Holliston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Holliston. 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 Holliston.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holliston ...

Looking for more information about Holliston? 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 Holliston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Holliston.

Adding Holliston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Holliston 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 Holliston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holliston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, 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 Holliston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holliston - 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 Holliston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Holliston 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 from Point A (ie- Holliston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Holliston. 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 HollistonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holliston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2001, Longitude: -71.4245       In this case, the coordinates for Holliston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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