Millville is celebrating its 100th birthday on Sunday May 1st, 2016!
The Millville Centennial Celebration Committee was established for the purpose of considering and planning the celebration of the Centennial of the incorporation of the Town of Millville, MA.
Questions, suggestions, and other inquiries should be sent to:
Meetings are held on the 2nd and LAST Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at the Longfellow Municipal Center
Millville is the smallest town in Worcester County and the second youngest town in the Commonwealth.
Millville was first settled in 1662, and officially incorporated in 1916 by division from Blackstone, Massachusetts (which had itself originally been part of Mendon). This region was originally inhabited by the Nipmuck people.
Millville is in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and has a well-preserved lock which was used on the Blackstone Canal in the early 19th century. In the first two decades of the 20th century, baseball great Gabby Hartnett, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, grew up in Millville, played youth baseball in the Blackstone Valley League, and played for the Chicago Cubs, beginning in 1922. It has recently been discovered that the town's population in the early 1900s until around 1980 was almost 98% Irish Catholic. A Swedish population evidently settled here, and a local cemetery in Uxbridge was their burial site, Norden cemetery, near the Millville line.