Most of the lists in this collection are tax related and fall between the late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. The tax lists provide important historical and genealogical information about the make-up of town residents in lieu of official census figures, although surviving lists for some years are more complete than others. Many of the lists divide the town into north and south, with the “Great Road” (now Route 9) serving as the dividing line.
Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Census and Tax Lists, 1756-1879
Location: Shelving and Oversize
Local identifier: OD.003
Creator: Town of Westborough
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes + one oversize box)
Subject: Tax assessment–Westborough (Mass.); Census–Westborough (Mass.)
Finding aid: OD003 – Westborough Tax Lists