2nd Hampshire District

The 2nd Hampshire District consists of Easthampton, Granby, Hadley, and South Hadley.


Founded in 1785, Easthampton is noted for retaining its mill town soul, while fostering innovation and cultural development. Community members treasure the abundant resources, dynamic downtown, and vibrant neighborhoods. Over the years, Easthampton has evolved to be sustainable, inclusive, balanced, and a great place to live.


Incorporated in 1768, Granby has working farms, open spaces, and a traditional New England town center.  All of this helps to preserve the rural character of this small town. A community of over 6,000 people, Granby is conveniently located minutes away from everything that the lower Pioneer Valley has to offer.


With a rich history dating back to 1659, Hadley is the site of countless relics of the past, from colonial houses and cemeteries to museums containing artifacts from days gone by. Since its founding, over three hundred years ago, Hadley has grown both residentially and commercially, while retaining a magnificent landscape of some of the valleys most bountiful farmland and scenic views.

South Hadley

The town of South Hadley, founded in 1775, is home of the first navigable canal and one of the first women's colleges, Mount Holyoke College. The college’s campus, which is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful in America, matches the town’s picturesque landscape. South Hadley is rich in history, culture, agriculture and rural charm in the heart of the Pioneer Valley.

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