Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester County, is 21 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Fitchburg – Leominster metropolitan area. The city of Fitchburg is named after one of its early settlers, John Fitch. The city was first settled in 1730. The Nashua River was the original source of growth for this community. Several factories were built around the river and it became the main source of employment and income for the residents. The city of Fitchburg was incorporated in 1764. It was a 19th-century industrial center and is still noted for its Victorian style architecture.
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