Origin of the town of Greenfield, Massachusetts

The town of Greenfield, Franklin County, was established as a district June 9, 1753, from a part of Deerfield.

  • August 23, 1775, the district was made a town by general act.
  • September 28, 1793, part was established as Gill.
  • April 14, 1838, part was annexed to Bernardston.
  • May 2, 1896, part of Deerfield was annexed to Greenfield.

Population by Census

1765 –     368
1776 –     735
1790 –   1498
1800 –   1254
1810 –   1165
1820 –   1361
1830 –   1540
1840 –   1756
1850 –   2580
1855 –   2945
1860 –   3198
1865 –   3211
1870 –   3598
1875 –   3540
1880 –   3903
1885 –   4869
1890 –   5252
1895 –   6229
1900 –   7927
1905 –   9156
1910 – 10427

Other Greenfield, Massachusetts Resources

  • Address delivered at the opening of court in the new court house in Greenfield, Mass., March 18, 1873
  • Ancestry and descendants of Colonel Daniel Wells (1760-1815) of Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • Greenfield, one hundred and fifty years old
  • History of Greenfield : shire town of Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • The Third Congregational (Unitarian) Society of Greenfield, Mass.
  • Vital records of Greenfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850
  • Willard’s history of Greenfield, Mass.