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Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA - Billings Elm Main St. Hatfield, Mass.

Hatfield, Hampshire, MA

Hatfield was founded in 1660 on land granted to General Daniel Dennison and Governor William Bradford. It was formally incorporated as a town in 1670 and has a board of selectmen and an annual town meeting. wikipedia

Hatfield includes: Riverside, West Brook, and Bradstreet.
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1839 - Hatfield
Hatfield, Massachusetts
Hampshire county. This is a wealthy agricultural township, noted for its good soil and fine beef cattle. It lies on the W. side of Connecticut river, 5 miles N. from Northampton and 95 W. from Boston.—Incorporated, 1670. Population, 1837, 937. The manufactures of the town consist of corn brooms, boots, shoes, palm-leaf hats, and carriages; annual value about 450,000.

There is an elm tree in Hatfield which is said to measure, two feet from the ground, thirty four feet in circumference.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - HATFIELD. [Pop. 933. Inc. 1670.]
Hatfield, though west of the Connecticut, was originally a part of Hadley, and one of the oldest settlements in the county.

This town suffered considerably from the Indians, especially in Philip's War.

A convention of discontented persons met here, and passed several seditious resolutions, which led to what was called the Shays' rebellion, in 1786.

Hatfield is distinguished for its fine cattle, and for the manufacture of brooms.

Distance from Northampton, 5 miles; from Boston, 95.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1859
HATFIELD, a township of Hampshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, 97 m. W of Boston, bordered on the W by Connecticut river, opposite Hadley, with which it is connected by a bridge, and intersected by Mill river. The soil is generally fertile. Pop. 933.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 3 Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Hatfield Massachusetts, 1890
Hatfield is an ancient and handsome town at the middle of the northern side of Hampshire County, about 120 miles west of Boston. It is situated on the right bank of the Connecticut River, which forms its entire eastern line; then, bending westward, forms about half its southern line. The Connecticut River Railroad passes through the midst of the town north and south, having stations at the north, south and centre. Whately lies on the north, Hadley on the east, the latter and Northampton on the south, and the last and Williamsburgh on the west. The villages are at the centre, north, south and west. The assessed area is 9,212 acres, which includes 2,304 acres of forest.

The land is level and alluvial on the river, undulating in the centre and mountainous in the west. There are extensive marshes in the southern section; while on the western border the Horse Mountain rises as a mighty barrier to the height of about 1,000 feet. There is a gentle inclination of the land toward the south; ... Read MORE...

1895 - Hatfield
Hatfield, a post-village of Hampshire co, Mass, in Hatfield township, on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 4 miles N.N.E. of Northampton, 21 miles N. of Springfield, and 2 miles E. of Hatfield Station of the Connecticut River Railroad. It has a church and an endowed academy. The township contains also North Hatfield and a Pop. of 1600.
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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1916
Hatfield, a post-village of Hampshire co., Mass., in Hatfield township (town), on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 4 miles NNE. of Northampton. It has the Smith Academy. The town contains also North and West Hatfield, and has tobacco and other interests. Pop. in 1000, 1500.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to see and things to do in and around Hatfield:
Historic Deerfield:
Start your exploration with a visit to Historic Deerfield, located just a short drive away. This living history museum showcases colonial and early American life, featuring beautifully preserved homes and exhibits.

Mill River Recreation Area:
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Mill River Recreation Area is a must-visit. Enjoy hiking trails, picnicking spots, and scenic views along the river. It's a great place for a leisurely walk or a peaceful afternoon surrounded by nature.

Hatfield Historical Museum:
Dive into the local history at the Hatfield Historical Museum. Learn about the town's past through exhibits, artifacts, and displays that highlight the community's development over the years.

Visit Local Farms:
Hatfield is known for its picturesque farms. Take a tour of local farms like Scott Farm and Hatfield Farms to experience rural life, pick fresh produce, or indulge in delicious farm-to-table treats.

The Bookmill (Montague Bookmill):
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorIsaac GRAVES (1620, , England (United Kingdom) - 19 September 1677, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary CHURCH (1625, , England (United Kingdom) - 9 June 1695, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary SHEAF? MERRIAM? (1625, , England (United Kingdom) - 8 March 1721, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn HUBBARD (1630, , England (United Kingdom) - August 1706, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorDaniel WHITE (1638, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 27 July 1713, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorSamuel MARSH (2 August 1645, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 7 September 1728, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary ALLISON (15 August 1646, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 13 October 1726, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSarah CROW (1 March 1646, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 26 June 1719, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn FIELD (1648, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 26 June 1717, Hatfield, Massachusetts, USA)

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male ancestorBenjamin BARRETT (18 December 1653 - 1690) and female ancestorSarah GRAVES (27 April 1657 - 1687) married 27 April 1677
male ancestorNathaniel URIN (1707 - ) and female ancestorAbilene FIELD (1699 - ) married 1730

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