Easthampton, Massachusetts Town Seal Easthampton, Massachusetts
Incorporated: 1785
Parent Towns: Northampton, Southampton

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Town Hall

413-529-1460
413-529-1488 fax
Town Hall - 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA 01027
M-Fr: 8a-4p; Wed. Evenings: 7p-8p

Vital Records

Some materials available in the Walter E. Corbin Collection, comp. by Walter E. and Lottie S. Corbin, available from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society: Reel 6: Easthampton

Churches and Religious History

The Easthampton First Congregational Church was gathered Nov. 17, 1785; the parish was organized in 1835. There are no surviving records before 1853.
Payson Congregational Church was organized in 1852, and merged back with the First Parish church in 1918 to form the Easthampton Congregational Church.
"Record." 1853-1918
"Parish Book . No. 1. Easthampton" 1835-1851.
"Records. 1st Parish, Easthampton." 1850-1889.
Parish Records, 1889-1918.
Payson Society Records, 1851-1888.

Local Histories

Payson W. Lyman, The Historical Address delivered by Rev. Payson W. Lyman on the One Hundreth Anniversary of the Founding of the First Church, Easthampton, Mass. Nov. 17, 1885 (Easthampton, 1887).

Historic Sties & Societies

Historical Society, 7 Holyoke Street (P.O. Box 727), Easthampton, MA 01027
The Society was formed in 1972 with 44 charter members. Their present home, the Rapalus House, was donated in 1976 with the Fred A. Worm Memorial Room added in 1992. In these 13 rooms, the society preserves Easthampton's past for the future. They care for scrapbooks, photographs, paintings, pianos, porcelain, clothing and much more. The house is open on Mondays between 2-4 PM, with open house Sunday afternoons in the summer. Membership dues are just $5 and the men and women of the Society always welcome new friends.

Other Pertinent Links


Official Town of Easthampton Web Site
Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
State of Massachusetts, Easthampton Commonwealth Community Information
Massachusetts State Community Profile of Easthampton


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