Grafton, Mass.

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is located on an expansive 585-acre campus in Grafton, Massachusetts — about 30 miles to the west of Boston. The semi-rural town dates to the 17th century and was a thriving mill town during the mid-1800s. Grafton’s residents are proud of the town’s historic structures and districts as well as its beautiful landscapes, which include forests, farms and the impressive Blackstone River.

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine occupies land and buildings that were part of another historical trend –  the move to treat patients with mental illness in the country in the hope that fresh air and natural beauty would be part of the cure.

Population: 13,035
Total Area: 23.27 square miles

On the web: Town of Grafton

Grafton Campus Map