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Welcome to Belchertown ...

Belchertown is located in Hampshire County<1>.

The location of Belchertown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Belchertown: belch-er-town<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belchertown has a population of 15,098 people<4> (see below for details).

Belchertown was settled in 1731 and was incorporated in 1761.

Belchertown is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Belchertown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Belchertown is located in the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Belchertown: 01007<6>

Websites for Belchertown ...

Official Website: www.belchertown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belchertown had an population of 15,098 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belchertown had a population of 14,649 people (which is 9.27% of the total population of Hampshire County). This makes Belchertown the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Belchertown represents 0.22% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,649 people, the population of Belchertown increased 12.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,968 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belchertown.

Adding Belchertown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belchertown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Belchertown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Belchertown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Belchertown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belchertown.

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
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  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
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    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
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  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
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  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Belchertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
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      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
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    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,625 people
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    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
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      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Belchertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belchertown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belchertown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belchertown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belchertown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belchertown. See our Newspapers Page for Belchertown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belchertown ...

Looking for more information about Belchertown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Belchertown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Belchertown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Hampshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Belchertown: www.belchertown.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Belchertown. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belchertown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belchertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Belchertown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belchertown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belchertown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belchertown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BelchertownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belchertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2770, Longitude: -72.4009       In this case, the coordinates for Belchertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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