Framingham (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°16′45″N 71°25′00″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Region New England
Settled 1650
Incorporated (town) June 25, 1700
Incorporated (city) January 1, 2018
Named for Framlingham, Suffolk
Elevation 165 ft (50 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes 01701 and 01702
Area code(s) 508/774
FIPS code 25-24925
GNIS feature ID 0618224
Government (Type) City
Government (Mayor) Charlie Sisitsky
Government (City council) George King, ChairAdam Steiner, Vice-ChairJanet LeombrunoChristine LongCesar Stewart-MoralesMichael CannonNoval AlexanderPhil OttovianiLeora MallachJohn StefaniniTracey Bryant
Government (Total) 26.50 sq mi (68.65 km2)
Government (Land) 25.04 sq mi (64.86 km2)
Government (Water) 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
Area (Total) 26.50 sq mi (68.65 km2)
Area (Land) 25.04 sq mi (64.86 km2)
Area (Water) 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 72,362
Population (2020) (Density) 2,889.39/sq mi (1,115.61/km2)

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Framingham (/ˈfreɪmɪŋhæm/ (listen)) is a city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Incorporated in 1700, it is within Middlesex County and the MetroWest subregion of the Greater Boston metropolitan area. The city proper covers 25 square miles (65 km2) with a population of 72,362 in 2020, making it the 14th most populous municipality in Massachusetts. Residents voted in favor of adopting a charter to transition from a representative town meeting system to a mayor–council government in April 2017, and the municipality transitioned to city status on January 1, 2018. Framingham, sited on the ancient trail known as the Old Connecticut Path, was first settled by a European when John Stone settled on the west bank of the Sudbury River in 1647. Native American leader Tantamous lived in the Nobscot Hill area of Framingham prior to King Philip's War in 1676. In 1660, Thomas Danforth, an official of the Bay Colony, formerly of Framlingham, Suffolk, received a grant of land at "Danforth's Farms" and began to accumulate over 15,000 acres (100 km2). He strenuously resisted petitions for incorporation of the town, which was officially incorporated in 1700, following his death the previous year. Why the "L" was dropped from the new town's name is not known. The first church was organized in 1701, the first teacher was hired in 1706, and the first permanent schoolhouse was built in 1716.

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