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Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA
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Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Bel'chertown, a post-village of Hampshire co., Mass., 10 miles by rail S.E. of Amherst, and about 18 miles N.E. of Springfield. It has 3 churches, a high school, a hotel, and a carriage-factory. Pop. of township in 1890, 2120."

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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Congregational Church, Belchertown, Mass.

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Park View Hotel

"...The Park View Hotel started out as a Classical School, which was not a financial success. The school closed and the building... Read MORE...

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Post Office Row. Belchertown, Mass.

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1727 - In 1727 the "equivalent lands" were sold by Connecticut to seven persons who resided in Boston.
The land was divided into six equal parts, the 1/ 7th part being granted to Jonathan Belcher, later...Read MORE...

1812 - Early stores were simple trading posts. The first store to do considerable business is said to have been owned by Caleb Clark. During the War of 1812 there were five stores in town.
Those of Philo Dickinson, Morris and Clark, Henry Helen and Wright Bridgeman occupied the southwest ...Read MORE...

News  1843 - Giant Cow
Ira Fenton, of Belchertown, Mass., has raised a Durham cow, which is now eight years old, and...Read MORE...

2. BELCHERTOWN. [Pop. 2,554. Inc. 1761.]
Belchertown, with Ware and Pelham, were once granted to Connecticut as an equivalent for four...Read MORE...

News  1860 - SHOCKING DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN.
A correspondent of the Worcester (Mass.) Spy gives the following particulars of a fatal accident...Read MORE...

1861 - The Old Town Hall on Park Street was built in 1861 for about $8,735 and was used as the town meeting place until better facilities were constructed at Lawrence Memorial Hall.
In older days such activities as May fairs, dances and plays were given here. This building...Read MORE...

Belchertown Massachusetts, 1890
Belchertown lies in the easterly part of Hampshire County, about 75 miles west of Boston. Pelham...Read MORE...

1916
Belchertown, a post-village and township (town) of Hampshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine...Read MORE...


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