The New Student's Reference Work/Webster, Mass.

Web'ster, Mass., a town, embracing a group of villages in Worcester County, on the French River and on the Boston and Albany, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroads, 16 miles south-southwest of Worcester. Incorporated in 1832, the town owns and operates its local waterworks, and, besides its municipal buildings, has a public library, together with good schools and attractive churches. Its chief industries, in addition to those connected with the railroads, embrace cotton and woolen mills, shoe-shops etc. It also has several newspapers, a national bank, a number of hotels; there is, moreover, a lake of 1,200 acres in extent in the neighborhood. Population 11,509.