Place:Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

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NameLongmeadow
Alt namesMasacksicksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001821
TypeTown
Coordinates42.05°N 72.583°W
Located inHampden, Massachusetts, United States     (1644 - )
Also located inSpringfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States     (1644 - 1783)
Contained Places
Inhabited place
East Longmeadow ( 1783 - 1894 )

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Longmeadow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 15,784 at the 2010 census.

History

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Longmeadow was first settled in 1644, and officially incorporated on October 17, 1783. The town was originally farmland within the limits of Springfield. It remained relatively pastoral until the street railway was built about 1910, when the population tripled over a fifteen-year period. After Interstate 91 was built in the wetlands on the west side of town, population tripled again between 1960 and 1975.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Longmeadow was best known as the site from which Longmeadow brownstone was mined. Several famous American buildings, including Princeton University's Neo-Gothic library are made of Longmeadow brownstone. In 1894, the more populous and industrialized "East Village" portion of the town containing the brownstone quarries split off to become East Longmeadow.

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