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  • 1767 - Ephraim Avery arrives in Montgomery
    The exact date of the earliest settlement in this area cannot be determined, but it is known that settlers came here as early as 1767. It was in that ...Read MORE...


  • 1780 - Montgomery was incorporated as a town on November 28, 1780, and was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery, who died fighting at Quebec in 1775.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • In 1792, small portions of the towns of Norwich(Huntington) and Southampton, now in Hampshire County, were added, and as thus made up the town as it has remains to this day.

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html

  • 1845 - MONTGOMERY. [Pop. 740. Inc. 1780.]
    Montgomery was once a part of Westfield and Southampton.

    This town was named after General Montgomery, who was slain in an unsuccessful...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Montgomery
    This town was incorporated in 1780. A Congregational church was organized here in 1797; it consisted at the time it was organized of five male...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a post-township of Hampden co., Mass., on the Western railroad, about 14 miles N. W. from Springfield. Pop., 395.
    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.

  • Montgomery was strictly an agricultural town, and its inhabitants depend heavily upon the soil for support. In 1865, 62 farms were recorded employing 85 people.

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html

  • Around 1874, the Westfield Reservoir was built on Moose Meadow Brook. This eliminated the existing grist and sawmill and Moore’s whip shop. (Montgomery, MA)

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html

  • 1879 - (Montgomery, MA) - Mrs. Avery arrested for murder
    A sensational incident in the history of the town came to light in January, 1879, when Mrs. Louisa Avery was arrested and charged with murder for the ...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Montgomery Massachusetts
    Montgomery is a small, mountainous and exclusively farming town on the Westfield River, in the northwesterly part of Hampden County, 115 miles from...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a post-township of Hampden co., Mass, on the Boston & Albany Railroad, about 16 miles N.W. of Springfield. It is bounded on the W. by the ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Montgomery, a post-township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., about 16 miles NW. of Springfield. Pop. in 1900, 273.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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  • 1767 - Ephraim Avery arrives in Montgomery
    The exact date of the earliest settlement in this area cannot be determined, but it is known that settlers came here as early as 1767. It was in that ... Read MORE...

  • 1780 - Montgomery was incorporated as a town on November 28, 1780, and was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery, who died fighting at Quebec in 1775.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • In 1792, small portions of the towns of Norwich(Huntington) and Southampton, now in Hampshire County, were added, and as thus made up the town as it has remains to this day.

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html
  • 1845 - MONTGOMERY. [Pop. 740. Inc. 1780.]
    Montgomery was once a part of Westfield and Southampton.

    This town was named after General Montgomery, who was slain in an unsuccessful... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Montgomery
    This town was incorporated in 1780. A Congregational church was organized here in 1797; it consisted at the time it was organized of five male... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a post-township of Hampden co., Mass., on the Western railroad, about 14 miles N. W. from Springfield. Pop., 395.
    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.
  • Montgomery was strictly an agricultural town, and its inhabitants depend heavily upon the soil for support. In 1865, 62 farms were recorded employing 85 people.

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html
  • Around 1874, the Westfield Reservoir was built on Moose Meadow Brook. This eliminated the existing grist and sawmill and Moore’s whip shop. (Montgomery, MA)

    gatewayhilltownhistory.com/Gateway_Hilltown_History/Montgomery.html
  • 1879 - (Montgomery, MA) - Mrs. Avery arrested for murder
    A sensational incident in the history of the town came to light in January, 1879, when Mrs. Louisa Avery was arrested and charged with murder for the ... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Montgomery Massachusetts
    Montgomery is a small, mountainous and exclusively farming town on the Westfield River, in the northwesterly part of Hampden County, 115 miles from... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a post-township of Hampden co., Mass, on the Boston & Albany Railroad, about 16 miles N.W. of Springfield. It is bounded on the W. by the ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Montgomery, a post-township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., about 16 miles NW. of Springfield. Pop. in 1900, 273.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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