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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Franklin 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> Franklin County, MA (95) Berkshire County, MA (156) Hampshire County, MA (69) Worcester County, MA (355) Cheshire County, NH (54) Bennington County, VT (63) Windham County, VT (75)  FranklinCounty(95) Franklin County (95)  BerkshireCounty(156) Berkshire County (156)  HampshireCounty(69) Hampshire County (69)  WorcesterCounty(355) Worcester County (355)  CheshireCountyNew Hampshire(54) Cheshire County (54)  BenningtonCountyVermont(63) Bennington County (63)  WindhamCounty(75) Windham County (75)
Greenfield is the county seat for Franklin County
Greenfield is in Franklin County
      Franklin County (95)  
      Berkshire County (156)  
      Hampshire County (69)  
      Worcester County (355)  
      Cheshire County, New Hampshire (54)  
      Bennington County, Vermont (63)  
      Windham County, Vermont (75)  
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1 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Bird Hovey Block
Earliest commercial structure, built in 1812 by Jonathan Bird, was two stories tall until 1874, when expanded in Queen Anne style.Map (db m230577) HM
2 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Capt. William TurnerTown of Greenfield — 1753 —
A military commander during King Phillip's War. Capt. Turner was killed near here in a retreat after leading a massacre of Indians fishing at the Great Falls of the Conn. River in Gill on May 19, 1676.Map (db m51133) HM
3 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Civil War Memorial
In honor of the men who enlisted from the Town of Greenfield, Mass. to serve their country in the War for the Union 1861 - 1865 Agin, Thomas 20th Inf. • Allen, Chas. 52nd Reg't. • Allen, Franklin 34th Inf. • Allman, Samuel 57th Inf. . . . Map (db m231103) WM
4 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Eunice Williams1630 - 1930
Eunice Williams, wife of the Reverend John Williams "The Redeemed Captive," was killed at this place on March 1, 1704, during the Deerfield massacre.Map (db m29069) HM
5 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Factory HollowTown of Greenfield — 1753 —
An original industrial area of Greenfield and site of mills from 1784. In four story granite factory buildings built in 1830 woolens were made for union army during Civil War. Operations ceased in 1872 and factory burned in 1933. The bell tower . . . Map (db m65769) HM
6 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Greenfield Civil War Monument
Greenfield erects this monument in grateful honor to her patriotic sons who offered their lives in suppressing the Great Rebellion and for the preservation of the National Union. 1861-5Map (db m198091) WM
7 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Greenfield's 3rd Town Hall
Built as 2nd county courthouse, it was renovated twice with distinctive changes. Built 1848Map (db m198088) HM
8 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — J. Russell Cutlery & GtdTown of Greenfield — 1753 —
Sites of J. Russell Co., first American cutlery factory, which made the famous "Green River" knives, and Greenfield Tap & Die. World's largest thread-cutting firm, which manufactured the adjustable die invented near here.Map (db m230578) HM
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9 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Leavitt-Hovey House 1797Town of Greenfield — 1753 —
Attributed to Greenfield resident Asher Benjamin who here, in 1797 published first American architectural book, adapting English Georgian architecture to American styles and craftsmen. Became Greenfield Public Library in 1909.Map (db m59929) HM
10 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Masonic Hall
Italian Renaissance building was home to Masonic lodge established here in 1795 with Paul Revere charter. Built 1896.Map (db m230575) HM
11 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — River Works Parkabove and underneath — Town of Greenfield, Massachusetts —
1936 - 1990 The Food & Fuel gas station/convenience store is in business. Leaking underground tanks contaminate the property and the adjacent Green River. 1995 The Town of Greenfield, with the help of the MA Department of . . . Map (db m230613) HM
12 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — River Works Parkmeet Brookie! — Town of Greenfield, Massachusetts —
Brookie was created by John Sendelbach of nearby Shelburne Falls. It celebrates the industrial roots of Greenfield , the location of the first cutlery factory in the United States to use the American factory system. The John Russell . . . Map (db m230665) HM
13 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — River Works Parkknives, forks, & spoons — Town of Greenfield, Massachusetts —
John Russell dreamed of creating a source of metal tool products in the United States. He starts with a small facility, J. Russell & Company, on land just east of the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage in Greenfield. The factory runs on steam . . . Map (db m230667) HM
14 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Spanish-American War Memorial
In Memoriam to members Lieut. Charles H. Field Camp No. 51 U.S.W.V. Greenfield, Mass. Honor Roll Company L, 2nd Reg. Mass. Inf'y U.S.V. Frederick E. Pierce Capt. • Charles H. Field 1st Lieut. • Fayette B. Mason 2nd . . . Map (db m231066) WM
15 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Town of Greenfield
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 . . . Map (db m59927) HM
16 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — U.S. Post Office
Terracotta reliefs in lobby by Helen Sardeau were commissioned by fine arts federal agency. Opened 1916Map (db m198089) HM
17 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by citizens of Greenfield in grateful memory of those who served town and nation in World War I These honored dead gave their lives Akey, John H. • Blake, Herbert E. • Carley, John L. • Ceteroni, Edward • Clifford, . . . Map (db m231134) WM
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18 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Vietnam Veterans War Memorial1961 - 1975
This story shall the good man teach his son… From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother… . . . Map (db m231138) WM
19 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Greenfield — Women Veterans Memorial
This tree is dedicated to the women veterans of all warsMap (db m230576) WM
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Dec. 5, 2023