Introduction to Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 30 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 80 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area. Greenfield has a population of 18,168.
Greenfield was first settled in 1686 by the English. At that time it was a part of Deerfield and was repeatedly attacked by the Indians until 1756. The town of Greenfield was incorporated in 1753. It was named after the Green River. The town developed into a trade center during 1795, when the South Hadley Canal was opened. The Green River Works was established in 1834 by John Russell. The Connecticut River Railroad was the first railway that entered the town.
Greenfield and nearby Attractions
- Poets Seat Tower Park
- Greenfield Energy Park
- Pumping Station Bridge (a covered bridge)
- Guiding Star Grange
- Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus
- Gravity Hill
Things To Do In Greenfield
Greenfield offers a number of scenic spots. The town several playgrounds, restaurants, historical sites, parks and other recreational activities. Other than these, the town also organizes events like the annual Fourth of July fireworks, which takes place at the Poet's Seat overlooking Beacon Field.
Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport is nearby.
Greenfield Higher Education
Greenfield Community College is the local college.