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History of Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA

Ashfield, Franklin, MA

Ashfield is a Proprietor Town, one of the sixteen Canada townships granted by Acts of the General Court of the Province of Massachusetts Bay to the officers and soldiers who had served in the failed 1690 Expedition to Canada during King William’s War. Ashfield, first called Weymouth Canada, and then Huntstown to honor Captain Hunt, was granted in December 1735 to the sixty soldiers and mariners who went from Weymouth to Canada with Capt. Ephraim Hunt. Ephraim Hunt was deceased when his son, Ebenezer Hunt, and other members of the Expedition petitioned the Court for this land "in consideration of their hardships and Sufferings in said Expedition." ashfield.org

Included in Ashfield are: Spruce Corner, Wandville, Watson, Apple Valley, Baptist Corner, and Brier Hill.
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  • 1743 - Ashfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1764 - The town of Ashfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ASHFIELD. [Pop. 1,610. Inc. 1765.]
    Ashfield was granted to Captain Ephraim Hunt, of Weymouth, for military services in the expedition against Canada, in 1690, and it was called...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Ashfield
    The territory comprising this town was granted to Capt. Ephraim Hunt, of Weymouth, as a compensation for services rendered in the Canada expedition...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Ashfield
    Ashfield, a post-township of Franklin county, Massachusetts, about 105 miles W. by N. of Boston, between the Westfield and Deerfield rivers....Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - The town of Ashfield, Mass., was recently obliged to pay $19,135.81 to a lady who was injured by falling through a defective bridge.
    Before the commencement of the suit the lady offered to settle for $1,000; but the Selectmen of the town were obstinate and preferred the suit.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 11, 1871

  • Ashfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Ashfield is an uneven and hilly grazing town in the southwestern part of Franklin County, having Hawley and Buckland on the north, Conway on the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ashfield / Ashfield Plain
    Ash'field, or Ashfield Plain, a post-village and summer resort of Franklin co., Mass., 32 miles N.N.W. of Springfield. It has 3 churches, an academy, ...Read MORE...


  • Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
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  • Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Ashfield Pond
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  • 1916
    Ashfield, or Ashfield Plain, a post-village and summer-resort of Franklin co., Mass., 32 miles NNW. of Springfield. It has a fine public library,...Read MORE...


  • Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Ashfield House, Ashfield, Mass.
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  • 1743 - Ashfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1764 - The town of Ashfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ASHFIELD. [Pop. 1,610. Inc. 1765.]
    Ashfield was granted to Captain Ephraim Hunt, of Weymouth, for military services in the expedition against Canada, in 1690, and it was called... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Ashfield
    The territory comprising this town was granted to Capt. Ephraim Hunt, of Weymouth, as a compensation for services rendered in the Canada expedition... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ashfield
    Ashfield, a post-township of Franklin county, Massachusetts, about 105 miles W. by N. of Boston, between the Westfield and Deerfield rivers.... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - The town of Ashfield, Mass., was recently obliged to pay $19,135.81 to a lady who was injured by falling through a defective bridge.
    Before the commencement of the suit the lady offered to settle for $1,000; but the Selectmen of the town were obstinate and preferred the suit.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 11, 1871
  • Ashfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Ashfield is an uneven and hilly grazing town in the southwestern part of Franklin County, having Hawley and Buckland on the north, Conway on the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ashfield / Ashfield Plain
    Ash'field, or Ashfield Plain, a post-village and summer resort of Franklin co., Mass., 32 miles N.N.W. of Springfield. It has 3 churches, an academy, ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ashfield, or Ashfield Plain, a post-village and summer-resort of Franklin co., Mass., 32 miles NNW. of Springfield. It has a fine public library,... Read MORE...

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