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Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
*TOWN NO LONGER EXISTS DUE TO THE CREATION OF THE QUABBIN RESERVOIR

"Enfield, a post-township of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, 90 miles W. by S. from Boston, intersected by Swift river. Population, 1036."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

"Enfield, a post-village of Hampshire co, Mass., in Enfield township, on Swift River, and on the Springfield, Athol & Northeastern Railroad, 27 miles N.N.E. of Spring field. It has 2 churches, and manufactures of cassimere and flannel. Pop. of the township, 1065."

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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  • 13. ENFIELD. [Pop. 976. Inc. 1816.]
    Enfield was taken from Greenwich and Belchertown. It is watered by Ware River and one of its branches. Its chief manufactures are cotton and wooll...Read MORE...


  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    The Gillett Residence, Enfield, Mass.

    GILLETT-TYLER HOUSE, 103 Circle Road, a.k.a. 103 The Circle, Staten Island.
    Built c.1846, Re-constructed 1931, Additions 1932 and 1986-93.

    "Originally built in Enfield, Massachusetts around 1846 for... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ENFIELD, a township in Hampshire co., in Massachusetts, 75 m. W by S of Boston, on Swift river. Pop. 976.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Enfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Enfield is a farming town of varied and picturesque scenery, lying in the easterly part of Hampshire County, near 100 miles west of Boston. It is boun...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - EXTENSIVE FIRE IN ENFIELD, MASS.
    Athol, Mass., Oct. 19. - The town of Enfield was visited to-day by a fire which wiped out the whole business part. The fire started in a bakery, presu...Read MORE...


  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Enfield, Mass. Common
  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    The Cove
  • 1916
    Enfield, a post-village of Hampshire co., Mass., in Enfield township (town), on the Swift River and on the Bos ton and Albany It.. 27 miles NNE. of Sp...Read MORE...


  • 1927 - Quabbin Reservoir
    "In 1927, the Massachusetts State Legislature officially declared the valley would become the Quabbin Reservoir, the source for Boston’s unquenchable ...Read MORE...


  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Quabbin Lake near Enfield, Mass.
  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Quabbin Dam
  • 1938 - Enfield's Town Hall is probably best remembered as the site of the April 27, 1938, Farewell Ball,
    "commemorating the passing of the Town of Enfield and Swift River Valley", held the evening before the town's dissolution and attended by as many 3,00...Read MORE...


  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Quabbin Dam, Enfield, Mass.


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*


Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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The Gillett Residence, Enfield, Mass.

GILLETT-TYLER HOUSE, 103 Circle Road, a.k.a. 103 The Circle, Staten Island.
Built c.1846, Re-constructed 1931, Additions 1932 and 1986-93.

"Originally built in Enfield, Massachusetts around 1846 for... Read MORE...

Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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Enfield, Mass. Common


Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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The Cove

Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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Quabbin Lake near Enfield, Mass.

Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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Quabbin Dam

Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
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Quabbin Dam, Enfield, Mass.
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History and News of Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*

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  • 13. ENFIELD. [Pop. 976. Inc. 1816.]
    Enfield was taken from Greenwich and Belchertown. It is watered by Ware River and one of its branches. Its chief manufactures are cotton and wooll... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ENFIELD, a township in Hampshire co., in Massachusetts, 75 m. W by S of Boston, on Swift river. Pop. 976. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Enfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Enfield is a farming town of varied and picturesque scenery, lying in the easterly part of Hampshire County, near 100 miles west of Boston. It is boun... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - EXTENSIVE FIRE IN ENFIELD, MASS.
    Athol, Mass., Oct. 19. - The town of Enfield was visited to-day by a fire which wiped out the whole business part. The fire started in a bakery, presu... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Enfield, a post-village of Hampshire co., Mass., in Enfield township (town), on the Swift River and on the Bos ton and Albany It.. 27 miles NNE. of Sp... Read MORE...

  • 1927 - Quabbin Reservoir
    "In 1927, the Massachusetts State Legislature officially declared the valley would become the Quabbin Reservoir, the source for Boston’s unquenchable ... Read MORE...

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    Quabbin Presentation2 (www.youtube.com)
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    The Past & Present of Quabbin Reservoir (www.youtube.com)
  • 1938 - Enfield's Town Hall is probably best remembered as the site of the April 27, 1938, Farewell Ball,
    "commemorating the passing of the Town of Enfield and Swift River Valley", held the evening before the town's dissolution and attended by as many 3,00... Read MORE...

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