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Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Agawam in Hampden County, Massachusetts.


Town Hall[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Agawam Town Hall
36 Main St
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: 413-786-0400 x 215
Fax: 413-786-9927
Email: clerk@agawam.ma.us
Website

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
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Establishment and former town name(s

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), WorldCat 49562661 FHL Collection.

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.

Town History[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Includes records of births in Suffield, Connecticut; South Hadley, Granby, Northampton, West Springfield and Agawam, Massachusetts.

Inventory of town and city archives of Massachusetts, no. 7, Hampden County, vol. 1, Agawam FHL Collection

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cemeteries of Agawam and Feeding Hills [Massachusetts] : five cemeteries for public use and two small private cemeteries FHL Collection

Agawam

Old North Burying Ground

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 608970
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Migration[edit | edit source]

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy included:[1]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  5. 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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  7. 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.
  8. Huntting, 97-99.
  9. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  10. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  11. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  12. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  13. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  14. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  15. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  16. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  18. Old Connecticut Path in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
  19. Wood, 25.
  20. Boston Post Road in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
  21. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.

Adjacent towns: Hampden Co.: Longmeadow | Southwick | Springfield | West Springfield | Westfield | Connecticut: Hartford Co.: Suffield