The area around the Hampshire and Mountain Farms Malls along Route 9 is a major shopping destination for the surrounding communities. Hadley's transformation from an old agricultural order to the new form is the direct result of expansion of the nearby University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 1960s.

Hadley is also home to the historic Bow String Bridge over the Sacandaga River. Lowe's then sued the town because it didn't want to pay the required sewer hookup fees.
[5] Its settlers were primarily a discontented group of families from the Puritan colonies of Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, who petitioned to start a new colony up north after some controversy over doctrine in the local church.


Current big-box retail includes a Wal-Mart, a Target, a Home Depot, and a Lowe's, plus more than a dozen other stores. [18] This is on Mount Hitchcock at an elevation of 990 to 1,000 feet (300 to 300 m). According to the World Monument Fund 165 acres (0.67 km2) are zoned for residential and commercial use, providing no long-term protection for the historic landscape. [4] It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The developer of the site (Hampshire Mall) filed and lost numerous appeals but continued its legal challenges of the commission's findings.

It was founded in 1664 through money that was donated by Edward Hopkins, a wealthy London merchant.

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The Town Meeting takes place the first Thursday in May. Hadley is an EO/AA employer. Van R. Rhodes Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Water Districts Information. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail traverses the Holyoke Range with panoramic vistas from several locations. About 4.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

The settlement was led by John Russell.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The area around the Hampshire and Mountain Farms Malls along Route 9 is a major shopping destination for the surrounding communities. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population. As of the census[19] of 2000, there were 4,793 people, 1,895 households, and 1,248 families residing in the town.

The Civil War general Joseph Hooker was a longtime resident of Hadley. Hadley is governed by open Town Meeting, a form of government most common to New England. [6] In the following century, these were broken off into precincts and eventually the separate towns of Hatfield, Amherst, South Hadley, Granby and Belchertown. In 2003, an organization called Hadley Neighbors for Sensible Development[10] was formed that opposed continued large-scale commercial development in Hadley by emphasizing the down side of such growth. The former Norwottuck was renamed for Hadleigh, Suffolk. The bridge has been on the National Historic Register since 1977 and has recently been restored and reopened by Saratoga County.

There is also a tiny river border in the southwest with Holyoke and Easthampton. VETERANS. The landscape of Hadley is largely open-field farming, which was only used in the earliest New England settlements and had mostly disappeared by the 18th century; its survival in Hadley on such a large scale is unusual.

Hadley (/ˈhædli/ (listen), HAD-lee)[3] is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States.

Route 116 was redirected in an attempt to solve traffic congestion. The Mount Holyoke Range forms the boundary with South Hadley and is where the highest point of Hadley is found. Watch listing seeks to raise awareness about this rare survivor of 17th-century agriculture, promote visitation, and engage the local community in its stewardship. The racial makeup of the town was 95.91% White, 0.75% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races.
There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 83.8 per square mile (32.3/km2). The Town of Hadley is located on the northeast corner of Saratoga County at the confluence of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.6 square miles (63.7 km2), of which 23.1 square miles (59.8 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), or 6.18%, is water. Hadley is also home to the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School. The median income for a household in the town was $51,851, and the median income for a family was $61,897. Levi Stockbridge, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst), was also from Hadley where he was a farmer. Town of Hadley Cemetery. However, many local residents support commercial development, and about 1,000 people signed a petition asking for a new Wal-Mart, saying it would save them money on their groceries. The early histories of these towns are, as a result, filed under the history of Hadley. At the time, Hadley encompassed a wide radius of land on both sides of the Connecticut River (but mostly on the eastern shore) including much of what would become known as the Equivalent Lands.

The first settler inside of Hadley was Nathaniel Dickinson, who surveyed the streets of what is now Hadley, Hatfield, and Amherst.

The population density was 205.7 people per square mile (79.4/km2).

The Town of Hadley is located on the northeast corner of Saratoga County at the confluence of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. However, the rezoning passed in 2004 and the store was built in 2009.

[11] In 2008, Wal-Mart pulled its plans to build the Supercenter after the Conservation Commission ruled that the plan did not comply with wetlands regulations.

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Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. [4] The land boundaries of Hadley are Hatfield to the northwest, Sunderland to the north, Amherst to the east, and South Hadley to the south.