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Encyclopedia > East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°03′52″N 72°30′47″W / 42.06444, -72.51306
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden
Settled 1740
Incorporated 1894
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 13.0 sq mi (33.7 km²)
 - Land 13.0 sq mi (33.6 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,100
 - Density 1,087.1/sq mi (419.7/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01028
Area code(s) 413
FIPS code 25-19645
GNIS feature ID 0618182
Website: http://www.eastlongmeadow.org/

East Longmeadow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States situated in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. East Longmeadow is bordered by Enfield and Somers, Connecticut, on the south; Hampden on the east; Wilbraham on the northeast; Springfield on the north and northwest; and Longmeadow on the west. East Longmeadow is 25 miles north of Hartford, 5 miles south of Springfield, 88 miles southwest of Boston, and 142 miles north of New York City. Image File history File links East_Longmeadow_ma_highlight. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Contents

History

East Longmeadow was first settled in 1740 and was officially incorporated in 1894. East Longmeadow and Longmeadow compete in an annual Thanksgiving Day football game that has been nicknamed the Super Bowl. The town is also the home to the 2007 WMASS champs in baseball. Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ...


East Longmeadow hosts an annual Fourth of July Parade. It is the largest Fourth of July parade in western Massachusetts. East Longmeadow High School also serves as host to an annual Fourth of July fireworks display, traditionally held on July 3. These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...


East Longmeadow's central rotary is featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not! for being an intersection between seven roadways and featuring no traffic lights. Because of the danger of no traffic lights, accidents occur quite frequently at the rotary. A roundabout is a type of road junction at which traffic enters a one-way stream around a central island. ... Ripleys Believe It or Not! deals in the bizarre—events and items so strange and unusual that it is often hard to believe that they actually exist--but they do: believe it. ...


East Longmeadow seperated from Longmeadow because Longmeadow was taking the Red Stone from the slaves of East longmeadow. East Longmeadow finally decided to break off from Longmeadow because they became an independent people. They kept the Redstone for themselves and east longmeadow was tired of it, so they broke off from Longmeadow.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.7 km² (13.0 mi²). 33.6 km² (13.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


East Longmeadow is bordered on the north by Springfield, on the east by Wilbraham and Hampden, on the south by Somers, Ct and Enfield, CT, and on the west by Longmeadow and Springfield.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,100 people, 5,248 households, and 3,988 families residing in the town. The population density was 419.7/km² (1,087.1/mi²). There were 5,363 housing units at an average density of 159.7/km² (413.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.52% White, 0.74% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,248 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $62,680, and the median income for a family was $70,571. Males had a median income of $51,062 versus $32,267 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,659. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

A point of interest in East Longmeadow is Heritage Park. Heritage Park has a lake with swans and fish, as well as baseball fields and a picnicking area. Historic places in East Longmeadow include the sandstone quarries and the Norcross House.
Another point of interest is the area around the central rotary. Here, there are small shops, including many restaurants such as DeNardo's, Fazio's, Romito & Sons, the Pizza Shoppe, and recently Spoleto's. Also an integral part of East Longmeadow are the many churches, such as St. Michael's (Catholic), St. Paul's, St. Marks, the Congregationalist church at the rotary, and many more. Also, East Longmeadow was home to Milton Bradley Corporation for many years, and still houses one of their biggest facilities even after the Hasbro takeover.


There isn't really any points of interest at all.


Government

East Longmeadow has an annual open town meeting held on the third Monday in May. Special town meetings may be held throughout the rest of the year if a minimum of signatures are gathered or one is called for by the town's chief executive board.


The chief executive board in the town is the Board of Selectmen. It consists of three members who hold three year staggered terms.


Current Members of the Board of Selectmen - Jack Villamaino, Chairman - Joe Townshend - Jim Driscoll



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Notable residents

Tim Daggett an american olympic gold medalist in gymnastics UCLA Graduate who competed in the 1984 Olympics as a gymnast. ...

Brad Shepard, Radio Personality


Kathleen Childs, a pastry chef of global proportions.


References

  • "East Longmeadow Massachusetts, 1894-1994 : Centennial edition", Heather Ewell Huntley. (Editor). [East Longmeadow, Mass. : s.n.] : State College, PA : Jostens Printing & Publishing Division, 1994.
  • "History of the Town of East Longmeadow", prepared by the Town History Group to commemorate the Town's seventy-fifth anniversary, 1894-1969. Springfield, Mass. : New England Blue Print Paper Company, 1969.

External links

  • Official website

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (705 words)
East Longmeadow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States situated in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts.
East Longmeadow is bordered by Enfield and Somers, Connecticut, on the south; Hampden on the east; Wilbraham on the northeast; Springfield on the north and northwest; and Longmeadow on the west.
East Longmeadow is 5 miles south of Springfield, 88 miles southwest of Boston, and 246 miles north of New York City.
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