Buckland was originally a part of Ashfield and Charlemont. However by 1779, its residents were tired of crossing the Deerfield River and traveling in inclement weather to get to church, school, and town functions. So they petitioned the General Court to have their own town instead of being “No Town,” the name previously used for the area that today is Buckland.
Buckland is located in West Franklin County and lies in a valley with beautiful hills surrounding it: Walnut Hill, Drank Hill, Snow Mountain to the west and Mary Lyon Hill and Moonshine Hill to the east. The town is South of Route 2 and Route 112 is the major through road.