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History of Colrain, Massachusetts, USA

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(Colerain) (Boston Township)

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Colrain, Massachusetts, USA

Colrain, Franklin, MA

The Town of Colrain, Massachusetts is located in Franklin County north of Shelburne Falls. The eastern border of Colrain follows the Green River, bordering Leyden with Greenfield to the southeast. To the west lies Heath, with Charlemont to the southwest, and to the north are the towns of Halifax and Guilford Vermont. The town was first settled in 1735 and incorporated in 1761, and recently celebrated its 250th anniversary. colrain-ma.gov

Colrain includes: Adamsville, Bliss Corner, Elm Grove, Foundry Village, Grisoldville, Line, Lyonsville, Shattuckville, and Unionville.
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  • 1735 - Colrain is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1761 - The town of Colerain is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - COLERAINE. [Pop. 1,971. Inc. 1761.]
    Coleraine, the most populous town, was probably named from a town in the north of Ireland, some of its early settlers being Protestants from that ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Colerain
    COLERAINE was incorporated in 1761. It was previously called Boston Township. It was partly settled by emigrants from Ireland, who were Presbyterians ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Colerain
    Coleraine, a township of Franklin coun-ty, Massachusetts, about 100 miles N. W. from Boston ; watered by a branch of Deer- field river. Population,...Read MORE...


  • Coleraine Massachusetts, 1890
    Coleraine (or "Colrain") is a large, mountainous township in the northern part of Franklin County, bordering on Vermont, whose towns of Halifax and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Colerain
    Colerain, or Colrain, köl-rain', a post-village of Franklin co., Mass., in Colerain township, 5 miles N. of Shelburne Falls. It has 2 churches. The...Read MORE...


  • Colrain, Massachusetts, USA
    Griswold Memorial Library
  • 1916
    Colerain, or Colrain, a post-village of Franklin co., Mass., in Colerain township (town), 5 miles N. of Shelburne Falls. The town has manufactures of ...Read MORE...


  • Colrain, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Dude Ranch" Colrain, Mass.
  • Colrain, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Church


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  • 1735 - Colrain is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1761 - The town of Colerain is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - COLERAINE. [Pop. 1,971. Inc. 1761.]
    Coleraine, the most populous town, was probably named from a town in the north of Ireland, some of its early settlers being Protestants from that ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Colerain
    COLERAINE was incorporated in 1761. It was previously called Boston Township. It was partly settled by emigrants from Ireland, who were Presbyterians ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Colerain
    Coleraine, a township of Franklin coun-ty, Massachusetts, about 100 miles N. W. from Boston ; watered by a branch of Deer- field river. Population,... Read MORE...

  • Coleraine Massachusetts, 1890
    Coleraine (or "Colrain") is a large, mountainous township in the northern part of Franklin County, bordering on Vermont, whose towns of Halifax and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Colerain
    Colerain, or Colrain, köl-rain', a post-village of Franklin co., Mass., in Colerain township, 5 miles N. of Shelburne Falls. It has 2 churches. The... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Colerain, or Colrain, a post-village of Franklin co., Mass., in Colerain township (town), 5 miles N. of Shelburne Falls. The town has manufactures of ... Read MORE...

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