Hampshire county. This is a wealthy agricultural township, noted for its good soil and fine beef cattle. It lies on the W. side of Connecticut river, 5 miles N. from Northampton and 95 W. from Boston.—Incorporated, 1670. Population, 1837, 937. The manufactures of the town consist of corn brooms, boots, shoes, palm-leaf hats, and carriages; annual value about 450,000.
There is an elm tree in Hatfield which is said to measure, two feet from the ground, thirty four feet in circumference.