Shutesbury — Geographical

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      SHUTESBURY, like a majority of the towns of eastern Franklin, covers a hilly region, and includes within its borders many elevations of more than ordinary magnitude. It occupies one of the southeastern sections of Franklin County, and by the projection of its southern border makes a conspicuous break, and the only one in the otherwise straight line described on that portion of the southern border of Franklin. It is bounded on the north by Wendell, on the south by Hampshire County, on the east by New Salem and Hampshire County, and on the west by Leverett and Hampshire County. It is untouched by railways, nor is it possessed of water-courses more important than mountain streams. The town contains about 26 square miles of territory, covering 16,120 acres.

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