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Greenfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town of Greenfield

 
 
Town of Greenfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
1. Town of Greenfield Marker
Inscription. Settled 1686 by Deerfield residents, incorporated 1753 & made county seat 1811. A major industrial & commercial center at crossroads of major North/South & East/West transportation routes. Home of first American cutlery factory & world's largest tap and die industry.
 
Erected by Greenfield Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 42° 35.265′ N, 72° 36.039′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main St. (Massachusetts Route 2A) and US5 & Hwy 2A, on the right when traveling east on Main St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Court Sq., Greenfield MA 01301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. William Turner (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Deerfield (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nature's Puzzle (approx. 2.8 miles away); Waterfowl Migration (approx. 2.8 miles away); Songbirds (approx. 2.8 miles away); Factory Hollow (approx. 3 miles away); Captain William Turner (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenfield.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Downtown Greenfield image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
2. Downtown Greenfield
Greenfield at Federal and Main Sts. image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
3. Greenfield at Federal and Main Sts.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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