Waltham MA is a town in Middlesex County, in Massachusetts, United States. It was first a thriving mill town and later became a center of the New England textile industry, contributing significantly to the Industrial Revolution and the development of many cities throughout New England. The town is located about thirty miles from Boston and is home to several prominent historical buildings. The historic buildings include the Wightmas Memorial Church, the Old Worthenry Hall, the Old Winthrop Hotel, and the Old West Worthenry Farm. The Worthenry farm is an interesting piece of history as it is the site of a trial that was fought during the Revolutionary War between Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The people of Waltham MB live in the towns surrounding the textile mills and are known for their hospitality, hard work, dedication to family, and ability to care for the environment. The mills are known for employing many immigrants and have helped them settle into their new life. The area has been home to many different immigrants over the past few hundred years, with the most notable being German, Irish, Dutch, Irish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, South African, and Russian. There are also several families who immigrated from England who live in Waltham. They include English, Scottish, Germans, French, Italians, Jews, Poles, Turks, and Greeks.
The town also includes many different industries that have come and gone throughout history. Among them are the Waltham Electric Company, the New England Railroad, the Boston and Maine Railroad Company, the Boston and New Hampshire Railroad Company, and the Waltham Iron Company. Today, many of these industries are still in operation. Other notable companies are the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Waltham Water Company, and the Waltham Redevelopment Corporation. A number of schools and colleges are also located in the area, including the Harvard University and the Amherst College.