Hatfield is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1660 on land granted to General Daniel Dennison and Governor William Bradford and was formally incorporated as a town in 1670 and has a Board of Selectmen and annual town meeting.
As a center for agriculture the region produced cattle, sheep, corn, and tobacco. At first their relations with the local Indians were very welcoming on both sides. But on October 16, 1675 a substantial part of the town was destroyed in King Philip's War, and surviving settlers sought refuge at Springfield.
During the American Revolution, Hatfield was an important source of supplies
and men for the rebels. In 1786 the town was used as an assembly area for the
discontented who became involved in Shays' Rebellion.