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Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

"Northfield, a post-village in Northfield township, Franklin co., Mass., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, and on the New London Northern Railroad, 23 miles N. of Amherst, and about 11 miles N.N.E. of Green field. It has 3 churches, and a public library. A bridge crosses the river near this place. The township contains a village named West Northfield. Pop. of the township, 1641."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 4. NORTHFIELD. [Pop. 1,673. Inc. 1714.]
    Northfield was called Squakheag by the Indians, and originally extended some miles into what is now New Hampshire and Vermont. Northfield is the only ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Northfield
    “In 1672, a township was granted to John Pynchon. Mr. Pearson, and other associates, at Squakheag, now Northfield, on Connecticut river; and the...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 14, 1869

  • Northfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Northfield is a delightful farming town lying on both sides of the Connecticut River in the north side of Franklin County. The Connecticut River...Read MORE...


  • Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Library and East Hall, Northfield Seminary, East Northfield, Mass.
  • 1906
    Northfield, a post-village in Northfield township (town), Franklin co., Mass., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River and on the Central Vermont R., ...Read MORE...


  • News 1911 - FIRE AT MOODY SCHOOL.
    Crossley Hall Is Burned at a Loss of $100,000 - Students Lose Effects.

    EAST NORTHFIELD, Mass., Jan. 5 - Fire originating in the basement,...Read MORE...


  • Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Schell Memorial Bridge, Northfield, Mass.
  • Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The Northfield, East Northfield, Mass.
  • 1934 - December 27 - 1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass)

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Library and East Hall, Northfield Seminary, East Northfield, Mass.

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Schell Memorial Bridge, Northfield, Mass.

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The Northfield, East Northfield, Mass.
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  • 4. NORTHFIELD. [Pop. 1,673. Inc. 1714.]
    Northfield was called Squakheag by the Indians, and originally extended some miles into what is now New Hampshire and Vermont. Northfield is the only ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Northfield
    “In 1672, a township was granted to John Pynchon. Mr. Pearson, and other associates, at Squakheag, now Northfield, on Connecticut river; and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 14, 1869
  • Northfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Northfield is a delightful farming town lying on both sides of the Connecticut River in the north side of Franklin County. The Connecticut River... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Northfield, a post-village in Northfield township (town), Franklin co., Mass., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River and on the Central Vermont R., ... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - FIRE AT MOODY SCHOOL.
    Crossley Hall Is Burned at a Loss of $100,000 - Students Lose Effects.

    EAST NORTHFIELD, Mass., Jan. 5 - Fire originating in the basement,... Read MORE...

  • 1934 - December 27 - 1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass)
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