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The weathervane standing on the Abbot School was cast by Paul Revere.
The Abbot Worsted Company was the first company in the country to use camel hair for worsted wool
The Haystack Observatory contributed to correlating the data leading to the first image of a Black Hole.
Incorporated in 1729, Westford produced a variety of natural resources including granite, apples and worsted yarn. Paul Revere’s son attended Westford Academy. Revere cast a bell for the school which is displayed in the school’s lobby. After the Civil war, when the roads improved, Westford became a home to commuters to Lowell, and continues to be a home for commuters for workers in Lowell, Worcester, and Boston.
Westford is home to two town beaches of spring fed lakes and a very active community. The Apple Blossom festival is held every May includes a parade and the crowning of the Apple Blossom Queen. In June, the Strawberry festival features a craft fair and strawberry shortcakes.
Notables from Westford:
Lt. Col. John Robinson, Revolutionary War soldier
Nettie Stevens, American geneticist
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards, creator of the field of home economics, first woman admitted to MIT, co-founder of American Association of University Women
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