Feeding Hills, Agawam, Massachusetts

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Feeding Hills
Subsection of the city of Agawam, Massachusetts
Feeding Hills Congregational Church
Feeding Hills Congregational Church
Location of the Town of Agawam in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Location of the Town of Agawam in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°4′5.30″N 72°40′43.32″W / 42.0681389°N 72.6787000°W / 42.0681389; -72.6787000Coordinates: 42°4′5.30″N 72°40′43.32″W / 42.0681389°N 72.6787000°W / 42.0681389; -72.6787000
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden
City/Town Agawam
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,568
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01030
Area code(s) 413
Website http://www.agawam.ma.us

Feeding Hills is a subsection of the town of Agawam, Massachusetts with its own zip code (01030) and post office. Line Street in Agawam is generally accepted by residents as being the pseudo-border. In the early- to mid-19th century, a ditch was dug here to separate the two sections. Feeding Hills contains one quarter of the total population, as well as Provin Mountain, the highest point in the town, and many moderate-sized farms.

Today, Feeding Hills is under extensive land development in and around the Provin Mountain communities. Several farms have been split up and sold to developers, resulting in an increased real estate market. Older sections of Feeding Hills, such as those closer to Line Street and Agawam High School, have remained much the same, although in recent years have experienced an exodus of businesses to other parts of town. Feeding Hills contains several churches, shopping centers, and a variety of eateries. It is home to WWLP-TV's transmitting site atop Provin Mountain (their studio has since moved to Chicopee). Agawam's police station can be found on Springfield St., one of the subsection's most populous roads.

Although Agawam High School is just over Line Street (therefore considered to be in Agawam), the Junior High School and two of the four elementary schools are located in Feeding Hills.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annie M. Sullivan". Retrieved 2007-08-03.