About This Place
Russell is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,775 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.3 km²), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.5 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) (1.79%) is water. Russell borders Granville to the south, Blandford to the west, Huntington to the north, Montgomery to the northeast, and Westfield to the southeast.
The town has two very different parts. South Quarter is mainly uplands at elevations from 1,000 ft (300 m). (300 m) to 1,400 ft (430 m). (425 m) along the rim of a plateau west of the Connecticut River Valley.