Place:Leeds, Massachusetts, United States

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NameLeeds
TypeVillage
Located inMassachusetts, United States


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Leeds is a village in the western portion of the city of Northampton, Massachusetts, United States, bordering Williamsburg—along the Mill River—and Florence.

In the 19th century, Leeds was known for its textile manufacturing, including broadcloth, silk, and vegetable ivory buttons, as well as extensive manufacturing of farm implements and household goods.

In 1874, a dam on the Mill River broke, flooding Leeds and Williamsburg and killing 139 people.

Today, Leeds is home to the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Chartpak, manufacturer of art and graphics supplies, which includes Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth, etc.

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