Cummington, Mass. Hampshire co. Located 110 miles W. from Boston, and 20 W.N.W. from Northampton. Incorporated, 1779. Population, 1837, 1,204. In this town are good mill seats on Westfield river. It is a mountainous township but excellent for grazing. It produced, in 1837, 12,486 pounds of merino wool, the weight of 4,162 fleeces, valued at $7,492. The manufactures of Cummington consist of cotton and woolen goods, leather, palm-leaf hats, and scythe snaiths. Total value in one year, $98,000. Iron ore and soapstone. — John Hayward, The New England Gazetteer, 1839.