West Brookfield, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.wikipedia
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West Brookfield (CDP), Massachusetts

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For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place West Brookfield, please see the article West Brookfield (CDP), Massachusetts.
West Brookfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of West Brookfield in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.

Worcester County, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.

Rock House Reservation

The town is also home to the Rock House Reservation, a massive, cave-like rock shelter, exposed after the glacial retreat 10,000 years ago, that served as a winter camp for Native Americans.
The Rock House Reservation is a 196 acre open space preserve located in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Brookfield, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield was first settled in 1665 and was officially incorporated in 1848, splitting off from Brookfield, which was originally settled as part of the Quaboag Plantation. West Brookfield is bounded on the southeast by Brookfield, on the north by North Brookfield, on the north by New Braintree, on the west by Ware and on the southwest by Warren.
Lands of the town have given rise to three others - North Brookfield in 1812, West Brookfield in 1848, and East Brookfield in 1920.

Quaboag Plantation

West Brookfield was first settled in 1665 and was officially incorporated in 1848, splitting off from Brookfield, which was originally settled as part of the Quaboag Plantation.
Quaboag Plantation was a plantation founded in 1660 in Central Massachusetts that now makes up parts of the towns of Warren and New Braintree, as well as the whole towns of Brookfield, West Brookfield, North Brookfield, and East Brookfield.

North Brookfield, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is bounded on the southeast by Brookfield, on the north by North Brookfield, on the north by New Braintree, on the west by Ware and on the southwest by Warren.
North Brookfield is bounded on the east by Spencer, on the south by East Brookfield and Brookfield, on the west by West Brookfield, and on the north by New Braintree.

George Merriam

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Lucy Stone was born in West Brookfield, and George and Charles Merriam, the publishers of Webster's Dictionary, were raised there.
George worked on his father's farm in West Brookfield until he was age 15, then entered his uncle Ebenezer's West Brookfield printing office as an apprentice, and on reaching his majority became a partner.

New Braintree, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is bounded on the southeast by Brookfield, on the north by North Brookfield, on the north by New Braintree, on the west by Ware and on the southwest by Warren.
New Braintree is bordered by Barre to the north, Oakham to the east, Spencer to the southeast, West Brookfield and North Brookfield to the south, Ware to the southwest and Hardwick to the west.

Ware, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is bounded on the southeast by Brookfield, on the north by North Brookfield, on the north by New Braintree, on the west by Ware and on the southwest by Warren.
The town is bordered by New Salem to the northwest, Petersham to the north, Hardwick to the northeast, New Braintree and West Brookfield to the east, a small portion of Warren to the southeast, Palmer to the south, and Belchertown to the west.

Warren, Massachusetts

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West Brookfield is bounded on the southeast by Brookfield, on the north by North Brookfield, on the north by New Braintree, on the west by Ware and on the southwest by Warren. West Brookfield is regionalized with Warren; students in grades 7-12 from both towns attend Quaboag Regional Middle/High School in Warren.
Warren is bordered by Palmer on the west, Ware on the northwest, West Brookfield on the north and east, Brookfield on the southeast, and Brimfield on the south.

Lucy Stone

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Lucy Stone was born in West Brookfield, and George and Charles Merriam, the publishers of Webster's Dictionary, were raised there.

Daniel Henry Chamberlain

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Chamberlain was born in West Brookfield in Worcester County in central Massachusetts, the ninth of ten children born to Eli Chamberlain and Achsah Forbes.

Quaboag Regional Middle High School

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West Brookfield is regionalized with Warren; students in grades 7-12 from both towns attend Quaboag Regional Middle/High School in Warren.
Quaboag Regional Middle/High School is a public middle/high school in south-central Massachusetts, serving the towns of Warren and West Brookfield.

George Merrick Rice

George Merrick Rice was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts on 20 Nov 1808 to Col. Samuel Buckminster Rice and Abigail (Bradish) Rice.

Massachusetts

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For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place West Brookfield, please see the article West Brookfield (CDP), Massachusetts. West Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.

Webster's Dictionary

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Lucy Stone was born in West Brookfield, and George and Charles Merriam, the publishers of Webster's Dictionary, were raised there.

Census-designated place

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For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place West Brookfield, please see the article West Brookfield (CDP), Massachusetts.

Worcester, Massachusetts

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At that time West Brookfield had a population greater than Worcester and was being considered for the county seat.

United States Census Bureau

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 sqmi, of which 20.5 sqmi is land and 0.6 sqmi, or 3.03%, is water.

Census

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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,804 people, 1,362 households, and 965 families residing in the town.

Population density

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The population density was 185.8 people per square mile (71.8/km²).

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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The racial makeup of the town was 98.16% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races.

Marriage

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There were 1,362 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families.