Brimfield, Massachusetts

Founded 1714. || Brimfield, Mass. Hampden co. This town lies 19 miles E. by N. from Springfield, 50 W.N.W. from Providence, R.I., and 70 W. by S. from Boston. Population, 1837, 1,599. First settled, 1714. Incorporated, 1731. This is a fine farming town, with a good soil, and is well watered by Chickopee and Quinebaugh rivers. The articles manufactured in this town, in one year, amounted to $105,262. The manufactures consisted of cotton goods, boots, shoes, leather, palm-leaf hats, chairs and cabinet ware. The value of wool grown, in one year, was $4,067. John Hayward, The New England Gazetteer, 1839.