About Deerfield

Incorporated in 1673, the Town of Deerfield is located in Franklin County, along the Connecticut River and Deerfield River Valleys in Western Massachusetts.
General Features
  • An area of 33.57 square miles.
  • 82 miles of Town Roads, maintained by the Deerfield Highway Department.
  • 17 miles of State Highways, maintained by Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
  • Contiguous to the Towns of Conway, Montague, Shelburne, Sunderland, Whately, and by the City of Greenfield.
  • Open Town Meeting form of government, with a Selectboard that oversees daily operations.
  • Code of the Town of Deerfield stipulates:
  • Annual Town Meeting on the Last Monday in April, at Frontier Regional School.
  • Annual Elections on the First Monday in May, at the Municipal Offices.
  • Population 5125 (as of the 2010 Federal Census).
  • Registered voters 3484.
Public Institutions
  • Franklin County Technical School, Turners Falls, Mass., grades 9 - 12.
  • Regional School Union #38 (includes Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately)
  • Deerfield Elementary School, grades Pre-K - 6.
  • Frontier Regional School, grades 7 - 12.
  • Tilton Library
Public Safety & Services
  • Highway Department, staffed by the Director and a full-time, six-member crew.
  • Transfer Station, operated by three part-time attendants on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Wastewater Treatment facilities in specific areas of South Deerfield and Deerfield; operated by a Chief Operator and two Certified Operators.
  • Police Department, staffed by the Chief of Police, seven full-time and twelve part-time officers, and a full-time Administrative Assistant/Matron, operated 24 hours per day, seven days a week.