Place:Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

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NameShelburne
Alt namesSchelburne Centresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001433
Shelburne Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001433
TypeTown
Coordinates42.583°N 72.683°W
Located inFranklin, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Arms Cemetery
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Shelburne is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,893 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The village of Shelburne Falls is located partly in Shelburne and neighboring Buckland.

History

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Shelburne was first settled in 1756 as part of Deerfield, Massachusetts, known then as "Deerfield Northwest". It was initially organized as the district of Shelburne in 1768, named in honor of William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, an Irish-born British politician, who later served as Prime Minister during the American Revolutionary War. Shelburne was officially incorporated as a town in 1775. Its character has always been two-sided; the main body of town has farmland among the low hills, while the area around Shelburne Falls has mostly been a milling community.

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