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SOUTHBRIDGE, a town in Worcester co., Mass.; on the Quinebaug river, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad; 20 miles S. W. of Worcester. It comprises the villages of Southbridge, Globe, and Sandersdale, and contains public and parochial schools, a public library, National bank, and several weekly newspapers. It has manufactories of boots and shoes, optical goods, cutlery, cotton and woolen goods, etc. Pop. (1910) 12,592; (1920) 14,245.