Northampton

Northampton, Massachusetts mapSettled in 1654. 

Explore

Bridge Street Cemetery (1661), Bridge Street. Some of Mary Parsons’ descendants are buried here. Accused witch Mary (Bliss) Parsons of Northampton died in Springfield, however, some of her descendants are buried here.

Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street. Local historical society “connecting the past with the present through restoration, lectures, active exploration, art and so much more.” Digital collections catalog. Archives and manuscripts.

Cornet Joseph and Mary (Bliss) Parsons home site, corner of Bridge and Market streets, near Historic Northampton’s properties.

Nathaniel Parsons home (1719), Bridge Street. Grandson of Cornet Joseph and Mary (Bliss) Parsons. Owned by Historic Northfield. Closed to public during renovations. Archaeological dig conducted 2015. Check out the history and research about the house.

Research

Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections.

Goody Parsons Educational Website.

Goody Parsons Witchcraft Case: A Journey to 17th Century Northampton.

Historic House Inventory by street.

Meadow City Historians. A group for people interested in and doing research on local history related to Northampton.

Online Books & Records

History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from its settlement in 1654 by James Russell Trumbull (1898)

Inscriptions on the grave stones in the grave yards of Northampton, and of other towns in the valley of the Connecticut, as Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield, &c. by Thomas Bridgman (1850)