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Our Genealogy Helper for Westfield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Westfield (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Westfield. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Westfield is located in Hampden County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hampden County: Hartford (CT), Litchfield (CT), Tolland (CT), Berkshire, Hampshire & Worcester.

Below are the counties that are near Westfield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Westfield:

  • Hampden County     (The home county of Westfield)
    • Hampton Village [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton Village
      • Hampton Village [Hampden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton Village
    • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer Corner
      • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosmer Corner
    • Southwick [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
      • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwick
    • Woronoco [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woronoco
      • Woronoco [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woronoco
    • Feeding Hills [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feeding Hills
      • Feeding Hills [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feeding Hills
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Montgomery [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Chicopee [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
    • Russell [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Aldenville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldenville
      • Aldenville [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldenville
  • Berkshire County
    • East Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otis
      • East Otis [Berkshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Otis
    • Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis
      • Otis [Berkshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otis
    • North Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Otis
      • North Otis [Berkshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Otis
    • Sandisfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandisfield
      • Sandisfield [Berkshire County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandisfield
    • South Sandisfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sandisfield
      • South Sandisfield [Berkshire County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sandisfield
    • Becket [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Becket
      • Becket [Berkshire County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Becket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Becket
    • Monterey [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Berkshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • New Marlborough [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Marlborough
      • New Marlborough [Berkshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Marlborough
    • Southfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southfield
      • Southfield [Berkshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southfield
    • Tyringham [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyringham
      • Tyringham [Berkshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyringham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyringham
    • Washington [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Berkshire County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Hartsville [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Berkshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
  • Franklin County
    • Whately [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whately
      • Whately [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whately
    • South Deerfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Deerfield
      • South Deerfield [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Deerfield
    • Sunderland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunderland
      • Sunderland [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunderland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunderland
    • Leverett [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leverett
      • Leverett [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leverett
    • Smiths [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smiths
      • Smiths [Franklin County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiths have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Conway [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Ashfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashfield
      • Ashfield [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashfield
    • Shutesbury [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shutesbury
      • Shutesbury [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shutesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shutesbury
    • Deerfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
    • Montague [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
      • Montague [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • Locks Village [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locks Village
      • Locks Village [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locks Village
    • Hawley [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
      • Hawley [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawley
  • Hampshire County
    • Southampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southampton
      • Southampton [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southampton
    • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
      • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easthampton
    • Huntington [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Westhampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhampton
      • Westhampton [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhampton
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hadley
      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hadley
    • Granby [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Hampshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
    • Florence [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Leeds [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
      • Leeds [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Haydenville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haydenville
      • Haydenville [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haydenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haydenville
    • West Hatfield [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hatfield
      • West Hatfield [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hatfield
    • Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
      • Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
  • Worcester County
    • West Warren [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warren
      • West Warren [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warren
    • Greenwich [Worcester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Worcester County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warren [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Worcester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Gilbertville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertville
      • Gilbertville [Worcester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbertville
    • Greenwich Village [Worcester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich Village
      • Greenwich Village [Worcester County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Brookfield
      • West Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Brookfield
    • Hardwick [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwick
      • Hardwick [Worcester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardwick
    • Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Sturbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturbridge
      • Sturbridge [Worcester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturbridge
    • New Braintree [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Braintree
      • New Braintree [Worcester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Braintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Braintree
    • North Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brookfield
      • North Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Brookfield
    • East Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brookfield
      • East Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brookfield
  • Hartford County (CT)
    • Rising Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Corner
      • Rising Corner [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Corner
    • West Suffield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Suffield
      • West Suffield [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Suffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Suffield<3>
    • North Granby [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Granby
      • North Granby [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Granby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Granby<3>
    • Suffield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield
      • Suffield [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffield
    • Granby [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granby<3>
    • Salmon Brook [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Brook
      • Salmon Brook [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Brook
    • Suffield Depot [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield Depot
      • Suffield Depot [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield Depot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffield Depot
    • Suffield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield
      • Suffield [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffield<3>
    • Thompsonville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
      • Thompsonville [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
    • East Hartland [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hartland
      • East Hartland [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hartland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Hartland<3>
    • East Granby [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Granby
      • East Granby [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Granby
    • East Granby [Hartford County]
  • Litchfield County (CT)
    • Hampsted [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampsted
      • Hampsted [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampsted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampsted
    • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County]
    • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkhamsted
      • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barkhamsted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkhamsted
    • Riverton [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Litchfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
    • Colebrook [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colebrook
      • Colebrook [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colebrook
    • Colebrook [Litchfield County]
    • New Hartford [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hartford
      • New Hartford [Litchfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hartford<3>
    • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Meadow
      • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Meadow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Meadow<3>
    • Puddle Town [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puddle Town
      • Puddle Town [Litchfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puddle Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puddle Town
    • Winsted [Litchfield County]
    • Winchester [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Litchfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Browns Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Corner
      • Browns Corner [Litchfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Corner
  • Middlesex County (CT)
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • New Haven County (CT)
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott [New Haven County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<3>
  • Tolland County (CT)
    • Somersville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersville
      • Somersville [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersville<3>
    • Somers [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
    • Somers [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Somers has also been known as:
      • Central Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somers<3>
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellington<3>
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Rockville [Tolland County]
    • Stafford [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Tolland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Stafford [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Tolland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stafford<3>
    • Stafford Springs [Tolland County]
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
  • Windham County (CT)
    • Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Windham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Woodstock Valley [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock Valley
      • Woodstock Valley [Windham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock Valley<3>
    • Ashford [Windham County]
    • Eastford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastford
      • Eastford [Windham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastford
    • Eastford [Windham County]
    • Woodstock [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaplin
      • Chaplin [Windham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaplin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaplin
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
    • North Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Windham
      • North Windham [Windham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Windham<3>
    • Willimantic [Windham County]
    • East Woodstock [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Woodstock
      • East Woodstock [Windham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Woodstock<3>
  • Columbia County (NY)
    • Austerlitz [Columbia County]
    • Copake Falls [Columbia County]
    • Canaan [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Columbia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
    • Canaan [Columbia County]
    • Austerlitz [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austerlitz
      • Austerlitz [Columbia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Austerlitz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austerlitz
    • Copake [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copake
      • Copake [Columbia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copake
    • Hillsdale [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Columbia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
  • Dutchess County (NY)
    • Millerton [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerton
      • Millerton [Dutchess County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millerton<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Westfield, see our County-by-County Page for Westfield.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Westfield ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 179 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Westfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Westfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Westfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Westfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Westfield:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Westfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westfield.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Westfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Pine Hill Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Paucatuck Cemetery
  • Middle Farms Cemetery
  • Northeast Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Northeast Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Northeast Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Cemetery
  • New Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Southwick Cemetery
    • St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Smith Family Cemetery
    • Park Street Cemetery
    • Ashley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ashley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Rock Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Valley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley Cemetery
    • Forestdale Cemetery West

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Westfield had a population of 9,578 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Westfield had a population of 41,204 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Westfield, with the one closest to Westfield listed first.

  • Westfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9,578 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Southwick [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
    • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Southwick had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwick
  • Feeding Hills [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feeding Hills
    • Feeding Hills [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 730 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Feeding Hills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feeding Hills
  • Mittineague [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mittineague
    • Mittineague [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,000 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mittineague had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mittineague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mittineague
  • West Springfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
    • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
  • Merrick [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrick
    • Merrick [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,800 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Merrick had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrick
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    • Brightwood [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brightwood
      • Brightwood [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brightwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brightwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwood
    • Montgomery [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Ingleside [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
      • Ingleside [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Westfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ingleside had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Granville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Agawam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • Chicopee [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8,000 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chicopee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
    • Southampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southampton
      • Southampton [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,171 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Southampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southampton
    • Russell [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,792 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Russell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44,179 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Westfield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westfield.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Westfield ...

While our initial data about Westfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Westfield in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Westfield.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Westfield:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Westfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Westfield for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Westfield. See our Misc Page for Westfield for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westfield: www.ci.westfield.ma.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westfield) 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 Westfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1243, Longitude: -72.7481    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Westfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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