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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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Town Clerk
8 Conway St.
South Deerfield 01373
(413) 665-2130

On-Site Resources

Vital Records of Deerfield, Massachusetts To The Year 1850, Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.D. Boston, MA, 1920. Complete Transcription of Births, Marriages and Deaths available. (added 03 Sep 2006)

Deerfield: Old Pocumtuck Valley, by George Sheldon. Adapted from Historic Towns of New England, 1898. An illustrated twenty-page history of Deerfield. (added 14 May 2006)

The Little Brown House on The Albany Road, by George Sheldon. Originally published in 1898, this narrative that focuses upon several owners of the same house in Deerfield. Interesting profiles of a few Deerfield residents and of social-cultural vignettes appropriate to the time. (added 11 Feb 2006)

Historic profile of Deerfield, 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: Deerfield's role in the Rebellion and more.

George Fuller, by Sidney Dickinson, 1884. Originally published in New England Monthly. George Fuller was born in Deerfield in 1822 and went on to become a well-respected painter. This article was published shortly after Fuller's death in 1884, in recognition of Fuller's life and work.

An Old Deerfield Letter. From New England Monthly, 1890. Four page letter by Ebenezer Grant written sometime after 1710 from events relayed to him by Lieutenant Childs and Mr. Hoit regarding a company led by Mr. Write [sic] who left Deerfield in 1710 to pursue Indians in Canada.

Off-Site Links

Historic Deerfield

Deerfield, MA, 1790 Census. In 1790, Deerfield was part of Hampshire County because Hampden County had not yet been established.

Deerfield Community Profile (PDF Format), from Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

Commonwealth Community Profile & Links related to the town including addresses of libraries.

Franklin County
Western Mass History & Genealogy

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Last Update 22 Sep 2006