Form of Government: Selectmen, Executive Secretary, Open Town Meeting
2010 Population: 12,994
1. Wayland was named after Francis Wayland, a preacher and president of Brown University, who established the first free library in Massachusetts in 1848.
2. Wayland was a quiet and peaceful farming community for many years and did not have its first stoplight until 1951.
3. Tom Scholz, guitarist for 70's rock group 'Boston' is from Wayland and the band's debut album was recorded in his basement in Wayland.