About the Town of Rowe
Rowe lies along the northern border of Franklin County western Massachusetts, bordered on the north by Whitingham, VT. Rowe, with a population of 424 citizens, has a total area of 24.0 square miles. It is nestled in an area of scenic beauty, with wooded mountains, clear brooks and the Deerfield River on its western border. Rowe is close to ski areas and enjoys great hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing and kayaking. Rowe has its own elementary school for grades Pre-K to 6, a school of choice. Grades 7-12 attend the Mohawk Trail Regional High School or Franklin County Technical School.
Rowe has a 3-member Board of Selectmen and Annual Open Town Meeting form of government. A newly completed broadband network built by the down
The Rowe Historical Society maintains an excellent small historical museum, containing antiques, artifacts and numerous photographs documenting the history of the town, including the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, and the operation of both the Davis Mine and the decommissioned Yankee Nuclear Power Station. The close knit community enjoys a solid tax base provided by several hydro-electric facilities located in Rowe on the Deerfield River.