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Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*

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

Work on the Quabbin Reservoir began in 1926 with construction of the Ware River Diversion, a tunnel connecting the Wachusett Reservoir with the Ware River, followed in 1936 by construction of the Goodnough Dike and Windsor Dam. After the town's official disincorporation on April 28, 1938, the above-water portions of Enfield were annexed to nearby Belchertown, New Salem, Pelham, and Ware. On Aug. 14, 1939, the reservoir began to fill. scua.library.umass.edu

Enfield included: Shakers, Smiths, and Thompsonville.


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  • 1815 - Enfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1839 - Enfield
    Enfield, Massachusetts
    Hampshire county. Swift river passes through this town and adds much to its beauty and importance.—The manufactures of this pl...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - 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...

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  • 1854 - Enfield
    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.

  • 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...


  • 1895 - Enfield
    Enfield, a post-village of Hampshire co, Mass., in Enfield township, on Swift River, and on the Springfield, Athol & Northeastern Railroad, 27 miles N...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
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  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    The Cove
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  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Smiths Village School, 1915
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  • 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 Lake near Enfield, Mass.
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  • Enfield, Massachusetts, USA*
    Quabbin Dam
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  • 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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    Quabbin Dam, Enfield, Mass.
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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...

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Enfield, Mass. Common

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The Cove

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Smiths Village School, 1915

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Quabbin Lake near Enfield, Mass.

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Quabbin Dam

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