Russell — Geographical
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
Russell, one of the smaller towns of Hampden County, is about 115 miles distant from Boston, and is traversed by the Westfield River and the Boston and Albany Railroad, the latter touching the town at Russell village. Its boundaries are Montgomery on the north, Granville on the south, Westfield on the east, and Blandford on the west. Hills and valleys dot its surface, and numerous streams coursing down its hillsides furnish water-power for several manufactories.
The area of the town is about 8430 acres, of which a considerable portion is woodland.
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