Charlton, Massachusetts - Facts & Figures
Charlton features a number of recreational facilities and activities and events including an Easter Egg Hunt, the Charlton Christmas Tree Lighting, Old Home Day and the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival. The Charlton Free Public Library was established in 1882, and gained national recognition in 1906 when it banned Mark Twain's short story "Eve's Diary" for its illustrations of Eve in "summer costume." In 2008, the town of Charlton spent about $306,971 (about $24 per person) on its public library.
- Population: 12,981
- Industries: Education, healthcare, finance, insurance
- Area Codes: 508, 774
- ZIP Codes: 01507
- Surrounding Cities: South Bridge, Oxford, Dudley