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 History

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.

Greenfield Transportation

Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport is nearby.

Greenfield Higher Education

Greenfield Community College is the local college.

Greenfield Almanac

County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes1301
P.O. Box Zip Codes1302
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-72.59

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Greenfield Public Libraries

Greenfield Public Library
402 MAIN ST.
Greenfield, Massachusetts
(413) 772-1544

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Greenfield Hospitals

Baystate Franklin Medical Center
164 High Street

Greenfield Public Schools

Discovery School At Four Corners
21 Ferrante Avenue
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1378
Total Enrollment 207
Federal Street School
125 Federal Street
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1380
Total Enrollment 206
Four Rivers Charter Public School
248 Colrain Road
ZIP: 1301
(413) 775-4577
Total Enrollment 217
Green River
62 Meridian Street
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1313
Total Enrollment 9
Greenfield High
21 Barr Avenue
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1350
Total Enrollment 498
Greenfield Middle
195 Federal Street
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1360
Total Enrollment 506
Massachusetts Virtual Academy At Greenfield Commonwealth Vir
278 Main St., Ste. 205
ZIP: 1301
(413) 475-3879
Total Enrollment 692
Newton School
70 Shelburne Rd
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1370
Total Enrollment 220
The Academy Of Early Learning At North Parish
15 Place Terrace
ZIP: 1301
(413) 772-1390
Total Enrollment 105

Greenfield Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian School
385 Chapman St
ZIP: 1301
Total Enrollment 52
Greenfield Center School
71 Montague City Rd
ZIP: 1301
Total Enrollment 92
Stoneleigh Burnham School
574 Bernardston Rd
ZIP: 1301
Total Enrollment 131
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