Leyden — Geographical
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
LEYDEN is one of the smallest towns in northern Franklin, its population being 524, and its area 9684 acres. It is bounded north by the Vermont State line, south by the town of Greenfield, east by the town of Bernardston, and west by the town of Coleraine.
Green River, which winds along the western border of the town, is the only stream of any consequence. The nearest railway-stations are Bernardston village, on the Connecticut River Railroad, seven miles, and Greenfield village, in the town of that name, nine miles, from Leyden Centre.