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One Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Tel: 413 863 3211
Fax: 413 863 3224
(or check the official Montague site, see link below)
A brief historic profile of Montague, extracted from Volume II of History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, by Louis H. Everts, 1879. Topics include geographical, natural features, early settlement, town records, noteworthy incidents, Manufacturing interests, selectmen, town clerks, villages, churchs, schools, burial-places, Military: Montague's role in the Rebellion and more.
Siteowner's Montague genealogy connections: Many of my Irish immigrated from Mill Street, Cork County, Ireland between 1850-1860 and settled first in Sunderland (close to Montague) but later in Turners Falls. My surnames include the following: Crowley (Maggie 1855-1925, dau of Patrick & Ellen), Murphy (Dennis W., 1850-1905, and Timothy 1844-1894). I am a direct descendant of Dennis W. Murphy. Surnames related to this family include Black, Keefe, Ahearn, Moylan, Sullivan, Moynihan and O'Leary to name but a few. Some of this extended Murphy family eventually moved to Bridgeport, CT. Many who remained in Montague/Turners Falls are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. I will attempt to get more details of my research-in-progress online when time permits, but I welcome contact from anyone conducting similar research — any help in sorting them all out would be appreciated! I may be reached at LaurelO [at] gmail.com. — Laurel O'Donnell.
Off-Site Links & Resources
Official Montague site.
Montague Community Website
Montague Community Preservation
Montague Community Profile (PDF Format), from Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Montague, MA, 1790 Census. In 1790, Montague was part of Hampshire County.
Commonwealth Community Profile & Links related to the town including addresses of libraries.