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Russell, Massachusetts, USA

Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

Russell includes: Crescent Mills, Fairfield, and Woronoco.

The town of Russell, originally part of the "New Addition" section of Westfield was
incorporated into a town in 1792. The early settlement was around Hazard Pond (now known as
Russell Pond) with small grist mills, tanneries and saw mills making use of plentiful water. townofrussell.us

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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • 1782 - Russell is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1792 - The town of Russell is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - RUSSELL. [Pop. 955. Inc. 1792.]
    Russell was once a part of Westfield and Montgomery.

    This town is watered by Westfield and Little River, and it manufactures some cotton and other ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Russell
    This town was incorporated in 1792. It was formerly a part of Westfield, and was called the New addition. The first settlers in this town were two...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Russell
    Russell, a post-village in Hampden co., Massachusetts, on the Western railroad, 116 miles W. by S. from Boston. Population of the township, 521.
    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.

  • News 1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible
    The Irish Catholics at Russell, Mass., have forbidden their children to read the Bible in the schools, and demanded that the teachers shall not...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Russell Massachusetts
    Russell is a small farming town abounding in wild and romantic scenery, on the Green Mountain range, in the westerly part of Hampden County, and...Read MORE...


  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station, Russell, Mass.
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  • 1895 - Russell
    Russell, a post-village in Russell township, Hampden co., Mass., on the Westfield River, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 18 miles W.N.W. of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Russell, a post-village and township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on the Westfield River and on the Boston and Albany R., 18 miles WNW. of...Read MORE...


  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Great Falls, Westfield River, Russell, Mass., 1907
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Approaching the Berkshire Hills, near Russell, Mass.
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Scene near Russell, Boston & Albany R.R.
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Russell House, Russell, Mass.
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Woronoco, Mass., looking at Strathmore Paper Mill
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Russell, Mass., 1915
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  • Russell, Massachusetts, USA
    New Bridge. (1915)
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  • News 1930 - FIRES SWEEP 2000 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL
    High Wind Whips Flames, Blamed on Sparks From Locomotive, a as More Than 750 Men and Boys Battle for Hours to Check Blazes--Farmers Driven From Homes ...Read MORE...




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Railroad Station, Russell, Mass.
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Great Falls, Westfield River, Russell, Mass., 1907
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Approaching the Berkshire Hills, near Russell, Mass.
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA
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Scene near Russell, Boston & Albany R.R.
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA
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Russell House, Russell, Mass.
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA
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View of Woronoco, Mass., looking at Strathmore Paper Mill
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA
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New Bridge. (1915)
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Main Street, Russell, Mass., 1915
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