Rutland is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,353 at the 2000 census. Worcester County's only buffalo herd is located in Rutland, at Alta Vista Farm. Rutland is the geographic center of Massachusetts; a tree, The Central Tree, located on Central Tree Rd. marks the general spot. For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Rutland, please see the article Rutland (CDP), Massachusetts.