is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 7,257 at the 2000 census.
The town derives its name from Gen. William "Lord Stirling" Alexander, a Scottish expatriot, who served valiantly under Gen. George Washington in the New York and other campaigns. Alexander held title to the property encompassing the town and surrounding communities, and after the war he generously deeded it to the various new communities in honor of the American independence from Great Britain. His portrait hangs in the town hall and the Town commemorated Alexander with a medallion during its bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Residents recently approved and built new facilities for the police and fire departments. The town enjoys a low crime rate even though it has large metropolitan areas both north and south of its borders.