Welcome to Leyden Massachusetts

Annual Town Meeting May 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Election 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Town Hall Information

16 W. Leyden Road
Leyden, MA 01337

Phone:  (413) 774-4111
    Fax:  (413) 772-0146
Email: leydenselectboard@crocker.com

Town Hall Office Hours

Selectboard's Office: Monday 12:00pm - 5pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm,
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm (Friday hours vary - call ahead)
Meetings every other Thursday (dates & times posted)
phone (413) 774-4111

Town Clerk's Office: Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm and
every Wednesday 4:30pm - 6:00pm
phone (413) 774-7769

Tax Collector's Office: Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:00pm
phone (413) 774-7769     

Assessors' Office: Assessor's Clerk - Wednesday 2:00pm - 8:00pm.
Board of Assessors meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 6:30pm.
phone (413) 774-4111

A complete contact list of Town departments and officials can be viewed or downloaded here.

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A Brief History

Leyden was first settled in 1737 as part of "Fall Town," which also included Bernardston and Colrain. The town was set off from Bernardstown in 1784, but it was not incorporated until February 22, 1809. The town was named for the city of Leiden, Netherlands, refuge of the Pilgrims before colonizing the Americas. Leyden had several small industries in the eighteenth century, including grist mills, wood product mills, and dairying, but today the largest industry is maple sugar production. The town also has a reservoir which supplies the town of Greenfield.[1] The Brotherhood of the Spirit commune was founded in Leyden in 1968. --Wikipedia