The Town of Buckland, Massachusetts is a small, rural, predominately agricultural community with a population of approximately 2,000 people. There is some light manufacturing in town, with Mayhew Steel and the Lamson & Goodnow Cutlery Manufacturing Company as the largest employers.
The main employer in Buckland is the Mohawk Trail Regional School. Buckland shares a downtown business district, known as Shelburne Falls, with the Town of Shelburne. The Route 112 corridor bisects the town and is a scenic highway consisting of a number of small farms and open space.
Originally part of the towns of Charlemont and Ashfield, Buckland’s first settlers arrived in 1742. By 1779, the residents of what is now Buckland found it inconvenient and sometimes dangerous to cross the Deerfield River to attend church, school and town functions in Charlemont and surrounding towns, so they petitioned the General Court for incorporation. The Town of Buckland was incorporated April 14, 1779.
Located in northwestern Massachusetts, Buckland is 10 miles west of Greenfield, 42 miles northeast of Pittsfield and 105 miles west northwest of Boston. It is bordered on the north by Charlemont, the south by Ashfield and Conway, the west by Hawley and the east by Shelburne.