Agawam Massachusetts is located in southern Hampden County, on the Connecticut state line. It was settled in 1636 and founded in 1855. It is located at the confluence of the Connecticut and the Westfield Rivers.
Agawam: By the Numbers
Lattitude: 42.069444 & Longitude: -72.615278
Area: 62.8 square miles
Median Household Income: $49,390
AGAWAM, WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO:
Where to go and what to see:
- Six Flags New England: This historic amusement park opened in 1870 as Riverside Park. It is the region’s largest amusement park. It is famous for its roller coasters.
- Robinson State Park: The park is an 852-acre park that runs alongside the Westfield River. Recreational activities include cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, picnicking and fishing.
- Metacomet-Monadnock Trail: This trail is a 110-mile hiking trail.
- 4 Golf Courses: For a town of this size, it has ton of options for those that love to golf. The courses include: The Crestview Country Club, St. Anne Country Club, Oak Ridge Golf Club and the Municipal Golf Course.
- Historical & Fire House Museum: The museum features antique fire engines and fire fighting equipment.
- Historic Homes: The Captain Charles Leonard House pictured above hosts weddings and meeting. The Thomas Smith House was built in 1757. Both homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.
What to do:
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Easter Egg Hunt: School Street Pavilion
- Applause Series: The series features free concerts & performances at the library or the senior center.
- Memorial Day Parade
- Summerfest: This celebration of summer that last from early July to August features free concerts (acoustic, pop, country, oldies) clowns, magicians, face painting, puppet shows, dance and more.
- Harvest Festival: Mid-October
- Golf Tournaments
- Town website
- Libary: The library is very active and hosts events all year long
- Historical Society Photo Gallery & more
FAMOUS FOR OR KNOWN AS:
- Town is famous for having the first zip code in the nation.
- Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher was born in the Feeding Mills section of town.
- Creighton Abrams commanded military operations in the Vietnam War, grew up here.
AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS WALKSCORE & LOCAL BUSINESS INFO
The Skyline Photo is from Flickr and it was taken by Rusty Clark. It features the Boat Ramp at Bondi’s Island, looking over the Connecticut River.
Hero Feature Photo Information: The photo features the Captain Charles Leonard House. It was taken in July of 2010 by award winning Wikipedia contributor John Phelan. It is from Wikipedia and it is a Creative Commons photograph. See the original photo here.
The Six Flags photo is from the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. For other photo credits and copyright info, see our Photo Credits page.