🇺🇸 Shrewsbury is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Shrewsbury, unlike the surrounding towns of Grafton, Millbury, Westborough, Northborough, Boylston, and West Boylston did not become a mill town or farming village; most of its 19th century growth was due to its proximity to Worcester and visitors to Lake Quinsigamond.
Incorporated in 1727, the town is governed now under the New England representative town meeting system, headed by the Town Manager and five-member elected Board of Selectmen whose duties include licensing, appointing various administrative positions, and calling a town meeting of citizens annually or whenever the need arises.
Shrewsbury has a population of over 38,325 people. Shrewsbury also forms part of the wider Worcester County which has a population of over 862,111 people. Shrewsbury is situated near Worcester.