Northampton, Massachusetts Town Seal Northampton, Massachusetts
Incorporated: 1654
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"Names and Related Information Extracted from the Book "City Document No. 5: Annual Reports of Officers of the City of Northampton, Mass. for the Year Ending November 30, 1888." Published Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, No. 24 Franklin Street. 1889. Transcribed and submitted 6/30/99 by Kathy Stice, kms2135@aa.net. Information provided includes name; title, if any; position with the City, if any; age; occupation; residence; comments.

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Northampton City Clerk

City Hall, 210 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060-3110
Phone: 413 587-1224, 413-587-1222
413-587-1275 fax
cclerk@city.northampton.ma.us
M-Fr: 8:30a-4:30p

Vital Records

Northampton, MA - Deaths in Vital Records to 1840 Deaths in the Vital Records for Northampton, MA from the town's first record, to around 1840. Data from the microfiche typed version and the photographed version of the original handwritten copy prepared by Jay Mack Holbrook.
Northampton, MA - Marriages from first record to 1840, by Groom Submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Jay Mack Holbrook
Northampton, MA - Marriages from first record to 1840, by Bride Submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Jay Mack Holbrook

Available in the Walter E. Corbin Collection (Reels 11, 12, 13, 13A, 14, 15, 16).

Family Histories and Genealogies

Edward Strong, "Elder John Strong and His Descendants." NEGHR 32 (1869): 294-96.

Local Histories

Betty Allen Chapter, D.A.R. (Northampton, Massachusetts). Early Northampton (Springfield: F.A. Bassette Co., 1914).
Thomas Bridgman. Inscriptions on the Grave Stones in the Grave Yards of Northampton, and of Other Towns in the Valley of the Connecticut, as Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield, &c., with Brief Annals of Northampton. (1850).
Solomon Clark, Antiquities, Historicals and Graduates of Northampton (1882).
The Meadow City's Quarter-Millenial Book. A Memorial of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town of Northampton: Massachusetts, June 5th, 6th and 7th,1904 (1904).
The Tercentenary History Committee,The Northampton Book: Chapters from 300 Years in the Life of a New England Town, 1654-1954. (1954).
James R. Trumball, History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from Its Settlement in 1654. Vol.2. (1902).
Charles F. Warner, Representative Families of Northampton. A Demonstration of What High Character, Good Ancestry and Heredity Have Accomplished in a New England Town. Vol.1. (1917).

Churches and Religious History

Northampton First (Congregational) Church was gathered June 18, 1661. It was organized as the First Parish in 1826. A number of famous ministers served during the 17th and early 18th centuries, including Rev. Solomon Stoddard (ordained 1672, died 1729) and his grandson, Rev. Jonathan Edwards (colleague 1726/27, dismissed 1750, died 1758).
"First Church Records 1661 to 1896 - Old 1st Book"
"Minutes of the proceedings of the Church in Northampton 1821-1888"
"Church book 3. . . " 1845-1924
Parish Records vol. 1 1826-1844
"Records Volume Two First Paris" 1845-1880
"Records, Volume 3 First Parish" 1880-1909
Solomon Clark, Historical Catalogue of the Northampton First Church, 1661-1891 (1891).
The First Congregational Church is discussed in Richard H. Taylor, The Churches of Christ of the Congregational Way in New England (Benton Harbor, Mich., self-published 1989).
Edwards Church (Congregational) was gathered in 1833.
Florence Congregational Church was founded in 1861; may have merged or been dissolved about 1970.

Historic Sites, Societies & Other Places of Interest

Historic Northampton (three houses) information plus a bibliography.

Northampton Historical Society, 46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA 01060-2406 Phone: (413)584-6011

Lyman Plant House & Botanic Gardens, 15 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 413-585-2740. The Lyman Plant House and its adjoining botanical gardens contain plant species from all over the world. Open daily 8a.m.-4:00p.m.

Smith College Museum of Art
Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Route 9, Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 585-2760. The museum collection numbers approximately 24,000 objects from a variety of cultures and in a wide spectrum of media ranging in date from 2500 BC to the present. Open September - June, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm. Sunday noon-4:00pm. Thursday from noon-8:00pm.

Other Pertinent Links

Official Northampton Home Page
Forbes Library
Lilly Library (Florence)
Northampton Chamber of Commerce
Northampton Community Site
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton Published Newspaper
State of Massachusetts, Northampton Commonwealth Community Information
Massachusetts State Community Profile of Northampton
Smith College
Coolidge and the Northampton Irish, A Strange Alliance
Illustrated Guide to Downtown Northampton
Words and Pictures Museum
Calvin Coolidge Site (30th President, from Northampton)


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