The Geographical Center of Massachusetts
The town of Rutland is a beautiful residential hill town located in Worcester County. Rutland is the geographical center of Massachusetts, with the general spot famously marked by a tree called the Central Tree. The town was settled in 1686 and incorporated in 1713. The Town sponsors a multi-day Fourth of July festival each year, featuring a parade, live music, food, fireworks, and other activities. Locals and visitors enjoy open space and recreation opportunities the town has to offer such as the 300-acre Rutland State Park, the Wachusett Greenways section of the Mass Central Rail Trail, and the MidState Trail.