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Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Registrar Of Voters
210 Main Street RM 8
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-587-1291
Fax: 413-587-1308
Email: wmazza@northamptonma.gov
Website

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Modern town borders of Northampton in Hampshire County, Mass.


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Northampton, originally called Nonotuck was founded by settlers from Springfield, Massachusetts in 1654. The original purchase from the Indians of Northampton included territory now known as Northampton, Easthampton, Westhampton, Southampton, and parts of Hatfield and Montgomery. The land purchased from the Indians cost about $200.00 in wampum and was about 100 square miles. The purchase was organized and completed by John Pynchon, Elizer Holyoke and Samuel Chapin. The oldest cemetery in Northampton is the Bridge Street Cemetery.

Famous Residents
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Northampton's most famous residents were 18th Century preacher Jonathan Edwards and was the home and place of death of United States President Calvin Coolidge.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Bridge Street Cemetery

B'Nai Israel Cemetery

Park Street Cemetery

Spring Grove Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery

West Farms Cemetery

Links Of Interest[edit | edit source]

Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Hampshire Co.: Easthampton | Hadley | Hatfield | Westhampton | Williamsburg