The Town of Montgomery is a rural, residential town located in Hampden County and situated in the Berkshire foothills. Montgomery’s land area is approximately 15 square miles, bordered on the north by Huntington, on the south by Westfield, on the west by Russell and on the east by Southampton.
The Town lies atop a high plain that reaches into neighboring Huntington, framed by Lizzie Mountain to the northeast and Tekoa and Shatterack Mountains to the south and west, respectively. The latter two mountains rise from the banks of the Westfield River, which makes up a portion of the town’s border with Russell. The elevation at the Town’s center is 1,050 feet above sea level. Within the Town, Moose Meadow Brook runs from north to south, with the Westfield Reservoir atop the plain and the smaller Tekoa Reservoir near the bottom of the slope of its namesake mountain. Several other small brooks run through the town.
First settled in 1767, and incorporated in 1780, the Town is named after General Richard Montgomery, who died in the Battle of Quebec. Its population in 2012 was 858, and was until fairly recently a farming community. There are a few small home businesses and local artisans as well as a commercial marketplace with a restaurant, consignment shops, beauty parlor and other small businesses. The children of Montgomery are students of the Gateway Regional School District. There is an historic small town center comprised of mostly 19th century buildings that includes the Town Hall, Library, Fire Department, Highway Department and the Old Town House, home to the community’s historical society.