Carlisle, Massachusetts

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
Ferns Country Store in the center of Carlisle
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°31′45″N 71°21′00″W / 42.52917°N 71.35°W / 42.52917; -71.35Coordinates: 42°31′45″N 71°21′00″W / 42.52917°N 71.35°W / 42.52917; -71.35
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1650
 • Type Open town meeting
 • Total 15.5 sq mi (40.2 km2)
 • Land 15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 205 ft (62 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,882
 • Density 318/sq mi (122.7/km2)
ZIP code 01741

Carlisle is a small town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

History[change | change source]

Carlisle was first settled in 1651. It became a part of Concord in 1780. It became a town in 1805. When people first starting to live at Carlisle, it belonged to Acton, Billerica, Chelmford and Concord.

Geography[change | change source]

Carlisle is about 8 miles south-southwest of Lowell, and 23 miles northwest of Boston.

Environmental problems[change | change source]

In the past decades, Carilse has had a problem with drinking water. This is because of a lack of sewage. Water testing in May 2006 said there are Coliform bacteria in four wells in Carlisle. Because of these tests, the Town of Carlisle set up rules for sewage disposal in April 2008. The town said that the rules are necessary because Carlisle has other water supply. When wells are polluted, there is no town water which can be brought in because the town government has no wells of its own.

References[change | change source]

  • History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, compiled by Samuel Adams Drake, published 1879. Volume 1, page 359 Carlisle by B.F.Heald.

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