Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy
Establishment and former town name(s
17 May 1855: Incorporated as a town, from part of West Springfield
16 November 1971: Town charter adopted which established city form of government
Archiac name: Feeding Hills
Section/Villages within the town: Agawam Center, Feeding Hills, Hubbard Corners
2 May 1960: Bounds between Agawam and West Springfield restablished.
- Agawam, Massachusetts: a town history FHL Collection
- Record of cases of midwifery, 1827-1882 FHL Collection
Includes records of births in Suffield, Connecticut; South Hadley, Granby, Northampton, West Springfield and Agawam, Massachusetts.
- Vital records [Agawam, Massachusetts], 1855-1905 FHL Collection
Inventory of town and city archives of Massachusetts, no. 7, Hampden County, vol. 1, Agawam FHL Collection
- Springfield (Massachusetts) suburban directories FHL Collection
- Cemeteries of Agawam and Feeding Hills [Massachusetts] : five cemeteries for public use and two small private cemeteries FHL Collection
Old North Burying Ground
- Connecticut River a navigable river stretching from the border of Quebec, New Hampshire, and Vermont flowing south to through Connecticut into Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean at Old Saybrook, Connecticut
- Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Ancram (NY) Turnpike 1805, also sometimes called the Catskill Road, from Salisbury, Connecticut to Catskill, New York
- Catskill Road 1750s from Springfield, Massachusetts to Catskill, New York    
- Catskill Turnpike (aka Susquehannah Turnpike ) from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.   
- Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Greenwood Road 1799 from Hartford, Connecticut to Albany, New York
- Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike 1826
- Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from Alford, Massachusetts to Albany, New York
- Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike 1809
- King's Highway, also known as the upper fork of the Boston Post Road, from Boston, Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina 1650s
- Massachusetts 10th Turnpike 1800
- Massachusetts 12th Turnpike 1812
- Old Connecticut Path   1630 from Boston, Massachusetts to Hartford, Connecticut
- Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike 1801-1829
- Ulster and Delaware Turnpike 1802 from Salisbury, Connecticut to Bainbridge, New York
Libraries and Historical Societies
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
- Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
- List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
- Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
- Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
- Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
- Huntting, 97-99.
- List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
- Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
- Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
- Old Connecticut Path in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
- Wood, 25.
- Boston Post Road in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.