LUNENBURG a town in Nashoba Valley in Worcester County was first settled in 1718 and was officially incorporated in 1728. During King George's War, natives raided the village and took settlers captive to Quebec. Areas of neighboring Fitchburg were once part of Lunenburg, but broke away around this time because the walking distance to church and town meetings was too great for many.
The town has a total area of 27.7 miles. It is located 52 miles north west of Boston. The town has access to Route 2, Route 13 and Route 2A. The population as of the 2017 census was 11,312.
Closed in 2000, Whalom Park on Whalom Lake was a famous amusement park in Lunenburg. It closed with the rising popularity of Six Flags New England. It was home of the famous Flyer Comet, now demolished.Lunenburg offers a suburban feel but maintained it's rural character. It offers a variety of small businesses, a private beach, and lakes.
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