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West Boylston includes four entries on the National Register of Historic Places:
Bigelow Tavern Historic District Ц 60, 64 and 65 Worcester St. (added October 24, 1992)
Oakdale Village Historic District Ц 11Ц68 N. Main, May 8Ц24, 6Ц10 Green, 12Ц23 High, 4Ц68 Laurel, 14Ц34 Waushacum, and park at Thomas and N. Main (added August 5, 1996)
Old Stone Church Ц Off MA 140 (added May 13, 1973)
Quinapoxet River Bridge Ц Thomas St. over the Quinapoxet River at the Wachusett Reservoir (added May 8, 1990)
Bigelow Tavern Historic District is a historic district at 60, 64 and 65 Worcester Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts.
The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
New England Route 12 was a multi-state northЦsouth state highway in the New England region of the United States, running from Groton, Connecticut, through Worcester, Massachusetts, and Keene, New Hampshire, to Morrisville, Vermont. Its number dates from 1922, when it was a New England Interstate Route, also known as the Keene Way. A multi-state "Route 12" still exists, bearing the names of the states through which it passes, and partially following the original alignment of the New England Route.
Oakdale Village Historic District is a historic district on 11Ч68 N. Main, 8Ч24 May, 6Ч10 Green, 12Ч23 High, 4Ч68 Laurel, 14Ч34 Waushacum, and park at Thomas and N. Main Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts.
The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
The Old Stone Church, built in 1891 to replace the Baptist Church that burned, is an historic building in West Boylston, Massachusetts. On April 13, 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Route 140 is a 107.8-mile (173.5 km) long state highway which passes through parts of southeastern and central Massachusetts. The highway follows a southeast-northwest trajectory, running from U.S. Route 6 in New Bedford just north of Buzzards Bay northwest to an intersection with Massachusetts Route 12 in Winchendon, a few miles south of the border with New Hampshire.
The southern 19 miles (30 km) of Route 140 runs as a freeway between New Bedford and Taunton south from exit 12 off Route 24 to its southern terminus at US-6.
Quinapoxet River Bridge is a historic bridge on Thomas St. over the Quinapoxet River at the Wachusett Reservoir in West Boylston, Massachusetts.
The bridge was built in 1903 and added to the National Historic Register in 1990.
The Quinapoxet River is part of the Nashua River watershed in northern Massachusetts in the United States. It is part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water system supplying drinking water to the greater Boston area.
The uppermost tributaries of the Quinapoxet River rise in the town of Princeton, Massachusetts, the watershed generally known as the Upper Worcester Plateau, or the Monadnock Upland. This watershed tops at Wachusett Mountain, the highest feature in the area. Water flowing east from this high ground feeds the Nashua River watershed, and water flowing west feeds the Ware River or the Millers River watersheds, heading to the Connecticut River.
The Quinapoxet Dam in Holden impounds 1,100.0 million US gallons in the Quinapoxet Reservoir, a Worcester drinking water supply. Below the dam, the Quinapoxet River flows 7.9 miles (12.7 km) east to the Wachusett Reservoir, joining the Stillwater River (to become the south branch of the Nashua River) in the Oakdale section of West Boylston. The city of Worcester can divert up to 36% of the Quinapoxet River water. The Quinapoxet Dam is an earthen dam with a concrete spillway. The outflow is not adjustable, so the reservoir only supplies excess water to the Quinapoxet River.