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Granby, MA Town Information

Granby is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,420 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town partially overlaps with the census-designated place of Granby.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.1 square miles (72.7 km²), of which 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (0.71%) is water. Granby is bordered by South Hadley to the west, Amherst to the north, Belchertown to the east, and Ludlow and Chicopee to the south. Two highways pass through the town; U.S. Route 202 runs eastward though town from South Hadley to Belchertown on East State Street and West State Street. Route 116 runs northeastward from South Hadley to Amherst along Amherst Road.


The Holyoke Range is in the northern part of Granby. Major peaks within the town are Long Mountain and Mount Norwottuck. Norwottuck is the highest point in town at 1106 feet above sea level. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail runs along this mountain range as it passes through Granby. The Horse Caves are geological ledges along this trail.


The Public School system consists of West St. Elementary, East Meadow, and Granby Jr/Sr High School. Grades Pre-k to 3 take place in West St., grades 4-6 take place in East Meadow, and grades 7-12 take place in Granby Jr/Sr High School.


Source: Wikipedia


Image: "Kellogg Hall, Granby MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.