Stow is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The town is located 21 miles west ofBoston, in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. The population was 6,590 at the 2010 census.
Stow was first settled c. 1660 by Matthew Boon and John Kettell.Coming from Gloucester and Charlestown, Massachusetts, these two men settled the land of the Tantamous (Jethro) Native Americans, called "Pompocitticut". Boon settled by a large body of water (later bearing his name: Lake Boon), upon a hill (also bearing his name: Boon Hill), with a vast tract of land surrounding him. It is said that he traded all this for a single jackknife. He lived on what is now known as Barton Road. A monument bearing his name is located on the plot of land he formerly resided on.Stow was officially incorporated in 1683.