A prominent citizen of the town was Henry E. Warren who in 1916 invented the first electric clock and founded Telechron which, in partnership with General Electric, manufactured electric clocks in town until 1979.
To honor this invention, Ashland High Schoolsports teams proudly call themselves "The Clockers."
The two major routes running through Ashland are 135 and 126. Route 135 emanates from Framingham through Ashland and connects into Hopkinton. Route 126 provides easy access to the main highways of Route 9 and the Mass Pike leading into Boston for daily commuters.
Having begun its roots as in agriculture, the town grew to more of a residential suburb in the 1980s while still maintaining many lush wooded areas including Ashland State Forest and Ashland State Park. Before and during the boom, a number of communities were built in town including Orchard Estates, Ballard Hill Estates and Blossom Estates.
The town has a wonderful center with a number of well-known restaurants like Stone's Public House, Nick's Pizza and Mel's Sunnyside Café.
Ashland has the look and feel of a traditional New England town. And with customs like the annual Ashland Day fair, summer gatherings at the Tasty Treat as well as the miniature golf course, it maintains the feeling of a close-knit community.
For an idyllic life in a wonderful suburban town, Ashland, Massachusetts is a great place to live.
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