Northfield — Geographical
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
Northfield, one of the largest and most populous towns in eastern Franklin, with a taxable area of 19,860 acres, borders upon the States of Vermont and New Hampshire, and has for its northern boundary parts of the southern lines of those States. On the south it has the town of Erving, on the east the town of Warwick, and on the west the towns of Bernardston and Gill. The New London Northern Railroad follows the course of the Connecticut until just beyond Northfield village, and then, crossing the river, joins the Connecticut River Railroad at West Northfield, the latter railway traversing the northwestern corner of the town from Bernardston to the Vermont line.
The Connecticut River divides the northern portion of Northfield as far south as the southeast corner of Bernardston, and from thence forms Northfield's western boundary.
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