Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 148.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, situated toward the westerly part of Massachusetts, and traversed by Connecticut river. Area, 532 square miles. Face of the country greatly diversified; soil fertile. Seat of justice, Northampton. Pop. in 1830, 30,210; in 1840, 30,897; in 1850, 24,084.