Northfield is a small town of about 3,000 located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. It was first settled in 1670 by a group of settlers from Northampton, MA. The original two settlements failed because of frequent attacks by the natives, a tribe called the Squakheags, and the permanent settlement that became the Northfield of today was authorized in 1714. It’s the only town in Massachusetts that borders both New Hampshire and Vermont and the only town to be split by the Connecticut River. The town’s largest industry is agriculture and the largest employer is Northfield Mount Hermon School.