Billerica is a community in Middlesex Area, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,243 according to the 2010 demographics. It takes its name from the neighborhood of Billericay in Essex, England.
In the very early 1630s, a Really hoping Indian town called Shawshin went to the existing web site of Billerica, normally meant Shawsheen today, as in the Shawsheen River. In 1638, Massachusetts Bay Guv John Winthrop in addition to Lt. Guv Thomas Dudley were accepted land along the Concord River in the area, as well as likewise about a dozen households from Cambridge and Charlestown Town had in fact begun to live in Shawshin by 1652. The settlers selected the name Billerica because several of the family members originally came from the neighborhood of Billericay in Essex, England. The town was incorporated as Billerica, Mass. in 1655, on the very same day as surrounding Chelmsford as well as nearby Groton. The initial vineyard of Billerica was divided throughout the early american duration right into the areas of Billerica, Bedford, Wilmington, as well as additionally Tewksbury.
The oldest staying homestead in the town is the Manning Manse incorporated in 1696, which was also the home of William Manning (1747– 1814), the writer of The Key of Liberty, a review of Federalist plans. Numerous various other noteworthy War of independence age residents included Asa Pollard (1735– 75), the initial soldier killed at the Battle of Sanctuary Hillside, as well as Thomas Ditson (birthed 1741), that was tarred as well as feathered by the British in 1775 while on a check out to Boston. The track “Yankee Doodle” supposedly became a term of across the country contentment instead of an insult due to this occasion. The area presently commemorates “Yankee Doodle Weekend Break Break” every September.
According to the USA Census Bureau, the neighborhood has an overall place of 26.4 square miles (68 km2), of which 25.9 square miles (67 km2) are land along with 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.90%) is water.
Billerica MA lies 20 miles (32 kilometres) north-northwest of Boston along the Northwest Expressway (Massachusetts) area of U.S. Training course 3, placing it as the border in between the Boston City area to the south and also the Greater Lowell area to the north. The area is furthermore positioned less than 3 miles from the Massachusetts Course 128/Interstate 95 High-Technology belt to the south as well as less than 2 miles from the Interstate 495 (Massachusetts) outer belt highway to the north.
Billerica has numerous little neighborhoods that create towns (or locations) of town. Those villages are Billerica Facility, East Billerica, North Billerica, Nutting Lake, Pinehurst, West Billerica, River Pines, Riverdale, and South Billerica.
Billerica, Mass. surrounds the adhering to communities: Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Burlington, Bedford, as well as additionally Carlisle. The boundary with Lowell mosts likely to a factor in between of the Concord River where Billerica, Chelmsford, Lowell and also Tewksbury all please.
The Shawsheen River in addition to Concord River are the two major waterways within the neighborhood. Nuttings Lake makes use of a public beach along with different other home entertainment water tasks including canoeing as well as additionally sailing.
Billerica Public Schools run main and secondary schools. The Billerica public establishment system includes 6 grade schools, 2 intermediate schools, and additionally one high school. In addition, the community is residence to a regional technological senior high school. Shawsheen Valley Technical Highschool.
The here and now superintendent of public establishments is Tim Piwowar. He was selected in March 2012, and also has actually been restored two times.