Northfield History

·This Walking Tour of Main Street was created by the Northfield Historical Commission and the Northfield Historic Society in 1983.

·Curious about the history of your house or other Northfield landmarks? Visit  the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System database for information on historic properties and areas. 

·Tour Northfield's Historical Monuments, Markers and Plaques.
Pictures and descriptions by J. Wiggin, Northfield.

·Explore Dickinson Memorial Library's Local History Collection through the online catalog.

·This finding aid is an index to additional local history housed in the Northfield Local History Room.

·Temple and Sheldon's History of Northfield online

·Northfield postcard images from SmugMug

·From the State Library of Massachusetts a digitized copy of Atlas of Franklin Co., Massachusetts : from actual surveys, published by F.W. Beers & Co., 1871 (Click on View/Open) or try this link.


Stop in to see the Historical Document Restoration Project
Dr. Philip Hall · LibraryLand Deed · King Philip Document
1858 Franklin County Map · Chronology