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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA

Northampton includes: Mount Tom, North Farms, West Farms, Bay State, Florence, Laurel Park, and Leeds.



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  • 1654 - Northampton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1656 - Northampton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1818 - 3 County Fair
    The 3 County Fair was established in 1818.

  • News 1823 - FIRE.
    On Friday morning last, the Woolen Factory, at Northhampton, belonging to Messrs J. & C. Cook, was destroyed by fire, with all its contents, although ...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Residence of Jos. Bowers, Northampton, Mass.
    Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / Jos. Bowers
    Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
    NYPL Digital... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - NORTHAMPTON. [Pop. 3,750. Inc. 1654.]
    Northampton, whose Indian name was Nonotuck, formerly included East, West, and Southampton, and is the county town as well as the largest in the c...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Northampton
    Northampton, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River railroad, 17 miles N. from Spri...Read MORE...


  • News 1855 - FIRE IN NORTHAMPTON.
    The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an incendiary....Read MORE...


  • 1866 - July 10 - Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass

    historyorb.com

  • News 1868 - Patent Shoe-Pegger
    A patent shoe-pegger is being manufactured in Northampton, Massachusetts, which makes the hole, cuts off the peg and drives it home. A workman can eas...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Fire
    The Warner House, at Northampton, Massachusetts, with ten stores and saloons adjacent, were burned early yesterday morning. The inmates of the hotel b...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - FIRES - Stores in Northampton, Mass., Burned--Loss $50,000.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20 - The Edwards Church and the Hunt Building, at Northampton, were totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $5...Read MORE...


  • 1874 - May 16 - The Mill Creek disaster occurred west of Northhampton MA. Dam slippage resulted in a flash flood which claimed 143 lives, and caused a million dollars property damage.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1878 - Tornado
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 17.- The town is almost despoiled of its beautiful shade trees, mostly large elms, for which it is noted, there being some 15...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    1880s
    Crown Sewing Machines and Florence Oil Stoves
    The Florence Machine Co.
    Florence, Mass.
  • 1883 - Northampton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Northampton Massachusetts, 1890
    NORTHAMPTON is a beautiful city of large territory, situated on the west side of the Connecticut River, in the midst of Hampshire County, of which it ...Read MORE...


  • March 22, 1893: First women's basketball game was played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    www.almanac.com

  • 1895 - Northampton
    Northampton, a beautiful post-village, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., nearly 1 1/ 2 miles W. of the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfi...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    What Tooth Brush? The Prophylactic of Course
    Florence Manufacturing Company
    110 Pine Street, Florence, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    January 1898
  • News 1900 - FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
    Serious Accident to J. F. Barry in a Northampton Hotel Last Evening.

    J. F. Barry of the firm of J. S. Barry & Son, proprietors of the Hampton hotel...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - Fires at Northampton and Amherst.
    The engine-house number was struck on the fire alarm bell at Northampton at 1 o'clock yesterday because of a forest fire near Park hill. Several acres...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Upper Main Street near Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hampshire County Court House, Northampton, Mass.
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Northampton, Mass. Glimpse of Main Street, showing Draper Hotel.
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Northampton, Mass. Smith College. Morris House
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Carnagie Hall
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hockanum Ferry
    Mt. Holyoke in distance
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • 1906
    Northampton, a city, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., on the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New ...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Connecticut River Bridge, 1906
  • News 1907 - RUNAWAY AT NORTHAMPTON - Horses Dash Along Railroad Tracks for a Mile and Scatter People at Union Station.
    A sensational runaway, in which a span of horses scattered the people standing about the union station at Northampton and ran for a mile on the railro...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Bridge Street, 1909
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    First Church, 1909
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Academy of Music
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Cherry Street, East, 1910
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Plymouth Inn
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, View from City Hall, 1911
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hadley Bridge, 1913
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Edwards Church
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office
  • News 1924 - FUNERAL SERVICES BE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FOR PRESIDENT'S SON
    CALVIN COOLIDGE, JR., DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT WALTER REED HOSPITAL

    By Associated Press.
    Washington, July 8. - Tentative plans for the funeral of Calv...Read MORE...


  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Talbot House, Miss Capen's School
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge
    Dedicated October 12, 1939
  • Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Look Memorial Park


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Northampton, Massachusetts, USA


Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Residence of Jos. Bowers, Northampton, Mass.
Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / Jos. Bowers
Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
NYPL Digital... Read MORE...

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
1880s
Crown Sewing Machines and Florence Oil Stoves
The Florence Machine Co.
Florence, Mass.

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
What Tooth Brush? The Prophylactic of Course
Florence Manufacturing Company
110 Pine Street, Florence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Upper Main Street near Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Hampshire County Court House, Northampton, Mass.

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Northampton, Mass. Glimpse of Main Street, showing Draper Hotel.

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Northampton, Mass. Smith College. Morris House


Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Carnagie Hall

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Hockanum Ferry
Mt. Holyoke in distance

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
High School

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Connecticut River Bridge, 1906

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Bridge Street, 1909

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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First Church, 1909

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Academy of Music

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Cherry Street, East, 1910

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Public Library

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Plymouth Inn

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, View from City Hall, 1911

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Hadley Bridge, 1913

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Edwards Church

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Post Office

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Talbot House, Miss Capen's School

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge
Dedicated October 12, 1939

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Look Memorial Park
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History and News of Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1654 - Northampton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1656 - Northampton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Northampton History


    Northampton History (www.youtube.com)
  • 1818 - 3 County Fair
    The 3 County Fair was established in 1818.
  • News  1823 - FIRE.
    On Friday morning last, the Woolen Factory, at Northhampton, belonging to Messrs J. & C. Cook, was destroyed by fire, with all its contents, although ... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - NORTHAMPTON. [Pop. 3,750. Inc. 1654.]
    Northampton, whose Indian name was Nonotuck, formerly included East, West, and Southampton, and is the county town as well as the largest in the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Northampton
    Northampton, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River railroad, 17 miles N. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1855 - FIRE IN NORTHAMPTON.
    The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an... Read MORE...

  • 1866 - July 10 - Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass

    historyorb.com
  • News  1868 - Patent Shoe-Pegger
    A patent shoe-pegger is being manufactured in Northampton, Massachusetts, which makes the hole, cuts off the peg and drives it home. A workman can... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - FIRES - Stores in Northampton, Mass., Burned--Loss $50,000.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20 - The Edwards Church and the Hunt Building, at Northampton, were totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Fire
    The Warner House, at Northampton, Massachusetts, with ten stores and saloons adjacent, were burned early yesterday morning. The inmates of the hotel... Read MORE...

  • 1874 - May 16 - The Mill Creek disaster occurred west of Northhampton MA. Dam slippage resulted in a flash flood which claimed 143 lives, and caused a million dollars property damage.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1878 - Tornado
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 17.- The town is almost despoiled of its beautiful shade trees, mostly large elms, for which it is noted, there being some... Read MORE...

  • 1883 - Northampton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Northampton Massachusetts, 1890
    NORTHAMPTON is a beautiful city of large territory, situated on the west side of the Connecticut River, in the midst of Hampshire County, of which it ... Read MORE...

  • March 22, 1893: First women's basketball game was played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    www.almanac.com
  • 1895 - Northampton
    Northampton, a beautiful post-village, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., nearly 1 1/ 2 miles W. of the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
    Serious Accident to J. F. Barry in a Northampton Hotel Last Evening.

    J. F. Barry of the firm of J. S. Barry & Son, proprietors of the Hampton... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - Fires at Northampton and Amherst.
    The engine-house number was struck on the fire alarm bell at Northampton at 1 o'clock yesterday because of a forest fire near Park hill. Several... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Northampton, a city, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., on the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New ... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - RUNAWAY AT NORTHAMPTON - Horses Dash Along Railroad Tracks for a Mile and Scatter People at Union Station.
    A sensational runaway, in which a span of horses scattered the people standing about the union station at Northampton and ran for a mile on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1924 - FUNERAL SERVICES BE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FOR PRESIDENT'S SON
    CALVIN COOLIDGE, JR., DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT WALTER REED HOSPITAL

    By Associated Press.
    Washington, July 8. - Tentative plans for the funeral of... Read MORE...

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Ancestors buried in Northampton - Cemeteries in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

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Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts


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