Agawam is a city in Hampden Area, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES. The people was 28,438 at the 2010 demographics. Agawam sits on the western side of the Connecticut River, straight throughout from Springfield, Massachusetts. It is thought about part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Location, which is contiguous with the Comprehending Hallway location, the 2nd biggest city in New England. Agawam has a subsection, Feeding Hills.
On May 15, 1636, William Pynchon acquired arrive at both sides of the Connecticut River from the regional Pocomtuc Indians described as Agawam, that included present-day Springfield, Chicopee, Longmeadow, as well as likewise West Springfield, Massachusetts. The purchase price for the Agawam section was 10 coats, 10 hoes, 10 hatchets, 10 knives, in addition to 10 fathoms of wampum. Agawam and West Springfield divided from Springfield to end up being the church of Springfield in 1757; Agawam as well as West Springfield split in 1800. Agawam integrated as a community on May 17, 1855.
In 1771, John Doorperson moved to Agawam MA and started a gin distillery 9 years later. After he passed away, his grand kid, Harry, continued to function the business as the H. Concierge Distilling Firm. The plant was supplied in 1917, as well as throughout Prohibition, the main products produced in the structure were potato chips as well as cider. After the Volstead Act was reversed, the mill started producing gin again yet closed permanently in 1938. The framework, on Trick Road near River Roadway, worked as Agawam’s Department of Public Works garage till it came under disrepair.
Agawam outfitted 172 males that managed in the American Civil Battle, 22 of whom died in fight or of disease.
The initial town hall, constructed in 1874 beside Key as well as Organization Streets, housed the town government departments as the existing one does today, in addition to the initial town library located in the structure’s Tower Room. A little school structure lay near the properties and likewise held qualities one via three. The structure was knocked down in 1938, and also the house is currently the site of Benjamin Phelps Primary School.
The Feeding Hills town hall, created in 1906, was practically the exact same to the Agawam city center along with lay at the edge of Springfield as well as additionally South Westfield Streets. The framework was damaged in 1950, as well as also the Clifford M. Granger Primary school opened up in 1946 currently populates that land.
Might 29, 1930, and June 1, 1931, saw “grand openings” of Bowles Agawam Flight terminal with the latter day including a check out from 100 biplanes of the U.S.A. Military Air Corps Eastern Air Arm. A scheduled air service operated out of Bowles for approximately one year, prior to finishing. The airport terminal stayed to run as a civil flight terminal until 1982. A pari-mutuel horse auto racing track, including grandstand in addition to stables, was constructed beside Bowles Airport terminal. Seabiscuit won the Springfield Handicap at Agawam Mass. in record time in October 1935. The racetrack ran up until gaming house wagering was refused by vote in Hampden County in November 1938. The flight terminal additionally had approaches in the extremely early 1960s to end up being a business flight terminal and also host airlines for the city of Springfield, yet techniques were shelved. The airport as well as racetrack were knocked down in the late 1980s as well as the location is presently an industrial park.