The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Rutland (Massachusetts)

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Rutland (Massachusetts)
Edition of 1920. See also Rutland, Massachusetts on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

RUTLAND, Mass., village and township in Worcester County, 75 miles west of Boston, on the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was settled in 1716, and became a town in 1722. After the surrender at Saratoga, part of Burgoyne's troops were quartered here in 1777-78; and the town was the home of Rufus Putnam in 1781-87. The State hospital for tubercular patients is located here, as are the prison camp and hospital. There are several private sanatoria. Pop. 1,743.