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Welcome to Montague ...

Montague is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montague has a population of 8,214 people<2> (see below for details).

Montague was settled in 1715 and was incorporated in 1775.

Montague is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Montague is within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Montague: 01351<4>

Websites for Montague ...

Official Website: www.montague.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montague had an population of 8,214 people. This is a decrease of 2.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montague had a population of 8,437 people (or 11.82% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Montague the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Montague represents 0.13% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,437 people, the population of Montague has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,489 people).

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

Communities Also Named Montague ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Montague - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2) and Yukon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Montague.

Communities near Montague ...

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

  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Montague
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Montague
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
  • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hadley
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Montague
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,539 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hadley
  • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
    • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Montague
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
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      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
    • Athol [Worcester County]
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      • Athol [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
    • Orange [Franklin County]
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      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Granby [Hampshire County]
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      • Granby [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
    • Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
      • Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
    • Winchester [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<7>

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 Montague. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montague.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montague. 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 Montague.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montague ...

Looking for more information about Montague? 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 Montague, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Montague.

Adding Montague to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montague 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 Montague was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Montague on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montague: www.montague.net/

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 Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montague.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montague - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Montague). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montague or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montague) 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 Montague. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontagueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montague. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5336, Longitude: -72.5321    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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