Introduction to South Hadley, Massachusetts
South Hadley, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 7 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Springfield metropolitan area. There are an estimated 17,196 people in South Hadley.
South Hadley History
This region was settled in 1725. It achieved limited self-governance in 1732 and was named ’south Precinct of Hadley". The town was officially incorporated as South Hadley in 1753. It was home to the country’s first navigable canal which was commercially successful. The canal started operating in 1795 and closed in 1862 once the railroads started developing.
South Hadley and nearby Attractions
- The Orchards Country Club
- Eliot House
- Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
- Old Firehouse Museum
- Joseph Skinner Museum
- 1837 Hall
Things To Do In South Hadley
The Firehouse Museum is a great place to get to know the long and glorious history of this community. There are a couple of other museums in the area which are worth a visit. Every Thursday night the Village Commons arrange musical concerts. There is a local theatre group which enacts plays at regular intervals.
South Hadley Transportation
Bradley International Airport offers air transportation.
South Hadley Higher Education
Mount Holyoke is the local college.