Rutland, Massachusetts: Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts

A handy place to know about in case all of the states surrounding Massachusetts decide to attack. Quick, everyone fall back to the tree!

Address:
Central Tree Rd, Rutland, MA
Directions:
On the east side of town, on Hwy 122A/Main St., turn east onto Central Tree Rd opposite the Rutland Plaza shopping center. Drive east on Central Tree Rd for about a half-mile. The tree will be on the left, marked with a sign, inside a small white fence, next to a suburban home driveway.
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Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts

Quaint, unassuming little tree, right on the road. I walked right by it the first time around -- and it even has a fence and a sign right on it. It's directly across from a horse stable (literally named Central Tree Stables, I think). Neat attraction and a claim to fame for the town.

[Christina Lockerby, 02/07/2021]

Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts.

Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts

The Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts.

[Keith, 12/20/2018]
Tree at the Geographical Center of Massachusetts

I tried to go see this site without using GPS. I even asked someone working at a Dunkin Donuts, they hadn't even heard of it. By chance I found Central Tree Rd. But there is no sign pointing it out. You'd think being Rutland's claim to fame, there'd be some marker, but no. Thinking back, it was probably by the cemetery on that road.

[Katie M, 08/05/2011]

Many locals don't know about their own landmarks, and Dunkin' Donuts, umm, not our first choice for precision guidance. But the sugar might help our location divining.

Tree that is the Geographical Center of Massachusetts.

Geographical Center Tree of Massachusetts

I grew up in this quaint and typical small New England town. But one of the town's claims to fame is that it is the geographic center of the commonwealth. A maple tree enclosed in a small red wooden fence marks the exact center, right on Central Tree Road. The maple tree replaced an older and larger elm tree that died in 1969 (or around then) from Dutch Elm Disease.

[Eric Landquist, 02/28/2000]

Photo added July 2009.


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