Greenwich Massachusetts
Among the four lost valley towns Greenwich was the oldest. Greenwich was incorporated in 1754; it was settled as Narragansett Township #4. Most of the towns population centered around its central village (Greenwich Plains) and Greenwich village. Greenwich's population grew to around 1500 in early 1800's but like the other town its population dwindled in the 1920's. In 1925 less than 500 people lived in Greenwich. The East Branch of the Swift River was near the town. Route 21 passed through Greenwich.
Agriculture provided most of the income to Greenwich residents as its soil was of good quality. There were a few mills in the town. Summer tourist camps did well in the early 20th century as Greenwich boasted a large number of lakes and ponds. These sunken lakes and ponds are easy to spot if you have a sonar unit on your boat as the depth increases suddenly when you go over them. Greenwich boasted a golf course whose clubhouse still sits above water on an island on The Big Lady.
This photograph shows the towns selectmen erasing Greenwich from the globe. The photographer had talked them into this pose and they regretted doing so later.
Greenwich village.
Greenwich Town hall. This building also served as a schoolhouse.
Moving a house out of Greenwich.
The former town common at Greenwich Massachusetts.
The Greenwich Goldmine
Thanks to Jim Pelletier for the Entering Greenwich sign