Satans Kingdom, Massachusetts

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Satans Kingdom, Massachusetts
Unincorporated community
River Road
River Road
Satans Kingdom, Massachusetts is located in Massachusetts
Satans Kingdom, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°42′45″N 72°28′48″W / 42.71250°N 72.48000°W / 42.71250; -72.48000Coordinates: 42°42′45″N 72°28′48″W / 42.71250°N 72.48000°W / 42.71250; -72.48000
CountryUnited States
371 ft (113 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)413
GNIS feature ID609340[1]

Satans Kingdom is an unincorporated community in the town of Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. Satans Kingdom is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of the Northfield CDP and is near the Vermont border.

It was named Satan's Kingdom because when settlers came into the area in the 1670s during King Philip's War, there were reportedly Native American villagers there who defended their land. It was attacked numerous times along with Deerfield. It was also known for its rough terrain and wildlife, preventing settler-colonialists from settling its potentially dangerous grounds.