Worcester county. Ware river and a smaller stream pass through the S. part of this town, and furnish good mill privileges. It lies 62 miles W. from Boston and 22 W. by N. from Worcester. Incorporated 1738. Population, 1837, 1,818.—There are 2 paper mills in the town, and manufactures of straw bonnets, palm-leaf hats, boots, shoes, ploughs, leather, chairs and cabinet ware: annual amount about $50,000.—Hardwick is a pleasant town, of good soil, with a fine fish pond.