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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Hampshire County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hampshire County, MA (64) Berkshire County, MA (149) Franklin County, MA (49) Hampden County, MA (112) Worcester County, MA (343)  HampshireCounty(64) Hampshire County (64)  BerkshireCounty(149) Berkshire County (149)  FranklinCounty(49) Franklin County (49)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  WorcesterCounty(343) Worcester County (343)
Northampton is the county seat for Hampshire County
Adjacent to Hampshire County, Massachusetts
      Berkshire County (149)  
      Franklin County (49)  
      Hampden County (112)  
      Worcester County (343)  
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1Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Belchertown — Belchertown Honor Roll
Honor Roll To Its Sons and Daughters Who Answered the Call of Country in Its Hour of Need Belchertown, in Grateful Memory, Dedicates this Memorial at Its Bicentennial September 23, 1961, A.D. Where’er they sleep in distant clime . . . Map (db m199430) WM
2Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Belchertown — Belchertown Soldiers Memorial
[Front plaque] Dedicated to the memory of those who fought and died from this town in the Rebellion 18691 – 1865 and all soldiers now citizens of Belchertown. Also to the memory of all those from Belchertown who served . . . Map (db m198096) WM
3Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Belchertown — Belchertown Veterans of Middle East Wars Monument
Belchertown Honors Our Veterans Who Served in the Midle East Wars Phillip Leab · Daniel Bellerose · Matthew Aliberti · Kevin Bowen · Stephen Gallant · Ronald Ryczek · Patrick Loftus · Vincent Engel · Bernard Schliemann · Matthew Blais · . . . Map (db m199391) WM
4Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Belchertown — Belchertown Vietnam Monument
Belchertown Honors The Men and Women Who Served Their Country During the Vietnam Period ( back ) Anderson, Robert K. · ★Austin, Michael P. · Austin, Paul F. · Barnes, Frederick W. · Barrett, Warren R. · Barry, William P. Jr. · . . . Map (db m199388) WM
5Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Easthampton — Easthampton Civil War Memorial Tower
Easthampton 1869 erects this tower memorial to these, her sons who died for their country during the Great Rebellion Maj. Gen. George Crockett Strong, Maj. in U.S. Army and Maj. General of Vol's. A student at Williston Seminary. . . . Map (db m198093) WM
6Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Easthampton — Easthampton Korean War Memorial
. . . Map (db m194994) WM
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7Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Easthampton — Easthampton Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam 1959   —   1975 PFC John J. Rabideau   U.S. Army   7 July 1948   4 Dec. 1967 L/Cpl. Bruce W. Monska   U.S. Marines   21 March 1949   2 May 1968 Sgt. Charles J. Robinson   U.S. Army   4 April 1947   16 Jan. 1969 CWO George F. Lapan . . . Map (db m194992) WM
8Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Easthampton — Easthampton World War I Monument
In Honor of Those who Served in 1917   The World War   1918 These Gave Their Lives Charles Bromley · Michael C. Cameron · Abner Laurens Clark · Leo Courtemanche · Louis Cummings · Leonard Dalton · Joseph J. Dineen · Joseph Gilarowski · . . . Map (db m195167) WM
9Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Easthampton — Easthampton World War II Monument
World War II In honor of those who served 1941 – 1945 These made the Supreme Sacrifice Beyer Edward · Bien Carl · Bostic Joseph Jr. · Boucher Raymond · Bozek Walter · Bridges Ralph · Brooks Albert · Campbell John · Carver Samuel · Chrabasczc . . . Map (db m195002) WM
10Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Florence — Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists
The major industries established in Florence during the 19th century were founded by reform-minded individuals who championed progressive causes throughout their lives. Their success in business was matched by their generosity in giving. Many of the . . . Map (db m168919) HM
11Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Florence — Florence Manufacturing
Florence, or Broughton’s Meadow as it was originally called, was one of America’s early manufacturing centers. In 1837, Samuel Whitmarsh established the area’s first silk mill along the Mill River. Importing silk worms fed on homegrown mulberry . . . Map (db m65761) HM
12Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Florence — The Anti-Slavery Community
Present-day Florence is the site of one of the most active centers of the anti-slavery movement in America. In 1842, members of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, among them Samuel L. Hill and George Benson, established a utopian . . . Map (db m168866) HM
13Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Florence — The Florence Eagles
The Florence Eagles were once one of the legendary teams of early baseball history. In 1865, as the Civil War drew to a close, the Army of the Potomac had its own championship team composed mainly of youths from Western Massachusetts. One of the . . . Map (db m65746) HM
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14Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Flood Levels
. . . Map (db m194757) HM
15Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hadley1630 - 1930
Indian land called Norwottock. Settled in 1650 by families from Hartford. The Regicides Generals Goffe and Whalley were concealed for fifteen years in the Pastor's house.Map (db m48174) HM
16Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hadley1630 - 1930
Indian land called Norwottock. Settled in 1650 by families from Hartford. The Regicides Generals Goffe and Whalley were concealed for fifteen years in the Pastor's house.Map (db m48757) HM
17Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hadley Veterans Monument
In Memory of Hadley Veterans of All WarsMap (db m194754) WM
18Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Holyoke Range and Skinner State Parks
The park’s westernmost peak, Mt Holyoke, was the site of North America’s first summit house (1821) and the state’s first mountain tramway (1854). Located in the towns of Hadley, South Hadley, Amherst, Belchertown, and Granby, the two parks were . . . Map (db m65741) HM
19Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hooker School
Hooker School Named in Honor of Major General Joseph Hooker Born at Hadley, Mass., Nov. 13, 1814 Educated at Hopkins Academy Cadet U. S. Military Academy 1833 - 37 Served Gallantly in Mexican War Commander of Army of The Potomac . . . Map (db m194733) HM
20Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hopkins Academy
Hopkins Academy One of the oldest secondary schools in the country; founded in 1664 through the bequest of Governor Edward Hopkins (1601 – 1607); first classes held at various sites throughout the town including West Street, North Hadley and . . . Map (db m194751) HM
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21Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Hopkins Academy Memorial Park
Established in May 2014 Commemorating the 350th anniversary of Hopkins Academy founded in 1664. The bell in the gazebo hung in 1894 in Hopkins Academy which was then located in the Russell School building. The rock that holds this plaque was part . . . Map (db m194752) HM
22Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Porter-Phelps-Huntington Historic House Museum
Preservation Works! The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Historic House Museum This property which is listed in the state register of places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth William . . . Map (db m194755) HM
23Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Third Hadley Meeting House
The Third Hadley Meeting House built in 1808 on West Street Common and moved in 1841 to where it now standsMap (db m194753) HM
24Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hadley — Village of Hockanum
The Village of Hockanum Has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m194756) HM
25Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Hatfield — Hatfield1630 - 1930
Before 1670 part of Hadley. Thrice attacked by Indians during King Philip's War.Map (db m48175) HM
26Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Huntington — In Memoriam
Erected by the citizens of this town in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their country in the time of war to the dead-a tribute to the living- a memory to posterity- an emblem of loyalty to the flag of . . . Map (db m111665) WM
27Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Huntington — Westfield RiverKnightville Dam - East Branch
( upper left inset ) A Wild River Splashing over waterfalls, nourishing farmland and flowing past deep forests and historic New England towns, the Westfield is one of America's great rivers. Over 78 miles of its branches and . . . Map (db m157956) HM
28Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — BPOE Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice Of Our Men and Women Who Served Our Country In All Wars Erected by B.P.O.E. No. 997 Dedicated June 9 1985Map (db m194967) WM
29Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
To perpetuate the memory of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski an American Revolutionary War Hero, who, from wounds received at the siege of Savannah, Georgia, died on October eleventh, 1779. This memorial is erected in testimony of . . . Map (db m138431) WM
30Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Calvin Coolidge
1872   Born Plymouth, Vt. 1895   Graduate, Amherst College 1897   Admitted Mass. Bar Assoc. 1898   City Councilor, N'ton 1901   City Solicitor, N'ton 1906, 1907   State Rep, Mass. 1909, 1910   Mayor, City Of N’Ton 1911--1914   State . . . Map (db m194792) HM
31Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Cornet Joseph ParsonsA Founder of Northampton, Massachusetts
In Memory of Cornet Joseph Parsons c. 1618-1683 A founder of Northampton and his wife Mary (Bliss) Parsons c. 1628-1711/12Map (db m24863) HM
32Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Daley & Halligan
Orators ... are usually flattered by having a numerous audience, but I am ashamed of the one before me.... Are there men to whom, the death of their fellow beings is a spectacle of pleasure, an object of curiosity? So preached Father . . . Map (db m194800) HM
33Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — First Meeting House
Here Stood The First Meeting House 1654 — 1661 Betty Allen Chapter D.A.R. 1912Map (db m194856) HM
34Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Hampshire County
Northampton is the "Shire Town" or county seat for Hampshire County. When it was officially established in 1662, Hampshire County became the fifth county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The county originally included all of Western Massachusetts. . . . Map (db m194797) HM
35Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards is often remembered as the stern Puritan who preached fire and brimstone sermons such as his notorious "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Yet Edwards was also America's preeminent thinker of the 18th century. Besides being a . . . Map (db m194872) HM
36Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Liberty Tree Memorial
Liberty Tree Memorial Planted in honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic events on September 11, 2001 The American Liberty elm was named after The Liberty Tree" : Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom. On the morning of August 14, 1765, . . . Map (db m194969) HM
37Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Nonotuck
For Native Americans of Southern New England in the 17th century, life was centered in the village, a kinship grouping of extended families rarely numbering more than 300 to 500. There were no formal "tribes," but cooperation among villages took . . . Map (db m194799) HM
38Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Northampton Gulf War Monument
. . . Map (db m194855) WM
39Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Northampton Remembers
( west side ) Spanish-American War Barbour, Frank E. · Barrett, Thomas J. · Belleville, Alfred · Cole, Eugene F. · Collins, Henry · Cranston, Charles H. · Crowley, John R. · Dragon, Raoul F. · Eastwood, Daniel W. · Farnham, Fred S. · . . . Map (db m194942) WM
40Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Pomeroy
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths becoming a symbol of the . . . Map (db m194966) HM
41Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — 152 — Pomeroy Terrace
Pomeroy Terrace Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m194970) HM
42Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Pulaski
To perpetuate the memory of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, an American Revolutionary War hero, who, from wounds received at the Siege of Savannah, Georgia, died on October eleventh, 1779. This memorial is erected in testimony of respect by . . . Map (db m194943) HM
43Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Pulaski Park
During the late 18th century, the site of Pulaski Park was used extensively for public auctions and as a congregating place for horse traders. Public announcements were made there, and tradition has it that news of the British attack on Lexington . . . Map (db m138434) HM WM
44Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Shays' Rebellion
During the years 1786 and 1787, a series of confrontations took place between desperate debtor-farmers and state government authorities in western Massachusetts. The events that became known as Shays' Rebellion came to symbolize the widespread . . . Map (db m194795) HM
45Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Shop Row
Until the mid-eighteenth century, Northampton was primarily a market town, with few commercial establishments. The first shop to open on "Merchants' Row," directly across lain Street, was an apothecary established in1769 by Levi Shepherd. Benjamin . . . Map (db m194871) HM
46Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — The Abolition Era: Elm Street & Round Hill
Lydia Maria Child: Garrisonian Marooned Maria was one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation and a thoroughly committed abolitionist. She and her husband David moved to Northampton in 1838 in an attempt to produce beet . . . Map (db m194990) HM
47Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — The First Church
The Puritan settlers of Northampton built their first meeting house in 1655 on a site near the present-day Courthouse. Eleazar Mather, cousin of Boston's Cotton Mather, became the town's first minister in 1658. A new meeting house was built . . . Map (db m194874) HM
48Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — The Manse
(Private Residence, Not Open to the Public). The original structure on this site was built by Rev. The Manse as it appeared in the 1930s: included most of the land on the southeasterly side of Round Hill. Stoddard was called to Northampton in 1669 . . . Map (db m194971) HM
49Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — The Musante Mile
Start of “The Musante Mile” Honoring David B. Musante, Jr. the “Walking Mayor” who inspired the renaissance of downtown Northampton 1980 – 1992Map (db m194965) HM
50Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — The Old Bank
On the corner across Center Street, at 135 Main, stands the Old Bank, designed by William Fenno Pratt and built in 1866. Its cast iron front was a modern innovation at the time. It was here that the largest bank robbery in the history of the . . . Map (db m194870) HM
51Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Third Meeting House Step
The semi-circular stone below was the step of The Third Meeting House 1737   •   1812 Here Rev. Jonathan Edwards Preached 1727   •   1750Map (db m194925) HM
52Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Town Center
By the mid 19th century the simple elegance of Northampton's buildings began to give way to the tastes and fashions of a new era of commercialism. William Fenno Pratt, who designed many of the Victorian buildings on Main Street, conceived of the . . . Map (db m138436) HM
53Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — Upper Main Street
Commercial development along upper Main Street followed the industrial expansion spurred by the Civil War. As Northampton became a manufacturing center, its business district expanded to accommodate a growing and changing population. In the 1860s . . . Map (db m138438) HM
54Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — USS Northampton
USS Northampton CLC-1 – – CC-1 ( inscribed on the bell ) U.S. Map (db m194926) WM
55Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Northampton — West Main Street
The Academy of Music, built in 1891, was a gift to the city from Edward H.R. Lyman. It was designed as an opera house by William Brockelsby. With its rich terra cotta facade, it echoes the neo-classical style of the Italian Renaissance. In 1912, a . . . Map (db m138493) HM
56Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — First Meeting House
Original Site First Meeting House 1733 Dolly Woodbridge Chapter D.A.R. 1931Map (db m194765) HM
57Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — Fred M. Smith Memorial Green
Dedicated to the memory of a local and patriotic citizen whose efficient and untiring service won the esteem, confidence and love, of the people whom he served 1862 — 1928Map (db m194791) HM
58Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — South Hadley Civil War Monument
This Monument is Erected to Commemorate the Loyalty and Patriotism of our Citizen Soldiers Who Fought For Liberty and the Union In the Great Rebellion of 1861 — 1865 ( east face ) Presented by William H. Gaylord A.D. . . . Map (db m194764) WM
59Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — South Hadley Korean Conflict Monument
1950   Korea   1955 To honor those men and women of South Hadley who served their country in the Korean ConflictMap (db m194768) WM
60Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — South Hadley Vietnam Monument
1964   Vietnam   1975 To Honor those Men and Women of South Hadley Who Served Their Country in the Vietnam ConflictMap (db m194766) WM
61Massachusetts, Hampshire County, South Hadley — South Hadley World War II Monument
1941   World War II   1945 To Honor those Men and Women who Served in the Armed Forces and in Memory of those Men and Women Who Made the Supreme SacrificeMap (db m194767) WM
62Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Worthington — General LaFayette
General LaFayette, friend of America in its struggle for liberty, visited Worthington June 13, 1825. Was a guest overnight at the tavern then located on this site.Map (db m155524) HM
63Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Worthington — In Honor Of
In honor of Clement F. Burr 1849-1939 and his son Franklin H. Burr 1875-1955 and his son Franklin G. Burr 1912-1976 They were born and lived one third mile northwest of this corner, and were elected officials of this town for over 75 . . . Map (db m155651) HM
64Massachusetts, Hampshire County, Worthington — Town of Worthington Honor Roll
World War I Ames, John T. · Bates, Frank W. · Briggs, Irving P. · Brown, William E. · Buxton, Walter H. · Cole, Leland P. · Cudworth, Charles L. · Cudworth, S. Stillman · Cutler, Elisha P. · Dodge, Homer D. · Fairman, Malcolm I. · Gurney, Orson . . . Map (db m158111) WM
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