Mercer County Community College
Mercer County Community College is a public, community college in Mercer County, New Jersey. More than 13,000 students enroll in more credit courses each year. Established in 1966, MCCC has an open-door admission policy; the 292-acre West Windsor Township Campus was opened in 1971 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. The main buildings on campus feature brutalist architecture, once popular in 1960s college campus construction; the newly expanded James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents. Students can enroll in a dual admissions program, which guarantees transfer into the junior year at six New Jersey colleges: Rutgers University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Thomas Edison State College, they recently added the program for the Virginia school James Madison University. Mercer County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the State of New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education to award associate degrees. Many academic programs are accredited by national professional associations and their boards of certification; the nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and approved by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners; the Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association; the Legal Assistant program is approved by the American Bar Association. The Funeral Service program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
Aviation Flight Technology is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Mercer has a program for students with special needs, called the DREAM program, run by the offices of Special Services located on the West Windsor Campus; the program has students who are in the college work as mentors to the students who need help for the semester. In 2006, the Academic Theatre and Dance programs at the college assumed new direction under Program Coordinator Jody P. Person. In partnership with the Entertainment Technology program, the Theatre and Dance programs set out to offer students two-year training in the performing arts after the model of a four-year conservatory. In September 2008, the programs adopted a new logo and moniker, "MCCC On Stage," to represent the combined output of the Theatre and Entertainment Technology Programs Theatre and Entertainment Technology programs faculty include Jody Gazenbeek-Person, Janell Byrne, Robert Terrano, M. Kitty Getlick, Kate Pinner, Alex DeFazio, Louis Wells.
The Theatre program is home to the college's Drama Club, which produces Late Night Series, a twice-monthly open-mic night on campus. MCCC is a member of the Garden State Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association, its teams are known as the Mercer Vikings. It fields teams in baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's tennis. MCCC is home to a wide variety of clubs and student activities boards. Chess Club Christian Fellowship Disney Club Drama Club Future Teachers Club Go Green Club International Student Organization L. G. B. T. F Club - Lesbian, Bisexual, Friends Music Club Muslim Student Association Phi Beta Lambda Phi Theta Kappa Philosophy Club Programs for Academic Services and Success Club Student Government Association The College VOICE - student newspaper Viking 89 Radio Station Mercer County Television channel 26 is an Educational-access television station in West Windsor, New Jersey, United States and operated by Mercer County Community College.
The Student television station is transmitted to all of Mercer County, New Jersey, via cable TV channel 26 on the Comcast, reaching an excess of 90,000 households. In January 2009, MCTV became available on Verizon FiOS channel 20 in Mercer County. Jim Adams, soccer goalkeeper who most played for the Cincinnati Excite in the American Indoor Soccer League. Bill Andracki, soccer goalkeeper who had an extensive professional career playing both indoor and outdoor soccer. Antron Brown, drag racer Heath Fillmyer, professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Dave Gallagher, former Major League Baseball player Stern John Daouda Kanté Darin Lewis Evans Wise Ken Wolski New Jersey County Colleges WWFM Official website
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables. This contrasts with broadcast television, in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a television antenna attached to the television. FM radio programming, high-speed Internet, telephone services, similar non-television services may be provided through these cables. Analog television was standard in the 20th century, but since the 2000s, cable systems have been upgraded to digital cable operation. A "cable channel" is a television network available via cable television; when available through satellite television, including direct broadcast satellite providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network and Sky, as well as via IPTV providers such as Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-verse is referred to as a "satellite channel". Alternative terms include "non-broadcast channel" or "programming service", the latter being used in legal contexts.
Examples of cable/satellite channels/cable networks available in many countries are HBO, Cinemax, MTV, Cartoon Network, AXN, E!, FX, Discovery Channel, Canal+, Fox Sports, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, CNN International, ESPN. The abbreviation CATV is used for cable television, it stood for Community Access Television or Community Antenna Television, from cable television's origins in 1948. In areas where over-the-air TV reception was limited by distance from transmitters or mountainous terrain, large "community antennas" were constructed, cable was run from them to individual homes; the origins of cable broadcasting for radio are older as radio programming was distributed by cable in some European cities as far back as 1924. To receive cable television at a given location, cable distribution lines must be available on the local utility poles or underground utility lines. Coaxial cable brings the signal to the customer's building through a service drop, an overhead or underground cable. If the subscriber's building does not have a cable service drop, the cable company will install one.
The standard cable used in the U. S. is RG-6, which has a 75 ohm impedance, connects with a type F connector. The cable company's portion of the wiring ends at a distribution box on the building exterior, built-in cable wiring in the walls distributes the signal to jacks in different rooms to which televisions are connected. Multiple cables to different rooms are split off the incoming cable with a small device called a splitter. There are two standards for cable television. All cable companies in the United States have switched to or are in the course of switching to digital cable television since it was first introduced in the late 1990s. Most cable companies require a set-top box or a slot on one's TV set for conditional access module cards to view their cable channels on newer televisions with digital cable QAM tuners, because most digital cable channels are now encrypted, or "scrambled", to reduce cable service theft. A cable from the jack in the wall is attached to the input of the box, an output cable from the box is attached to the television the RF-IN or composite input on older TVs.
Since the set-top box only decodes the single channel, being watched, each television in the house requires a separate box. Some unencrypted channels traditional over-the-air broadcast networks, can be displayed without a receiver box; the cable company will provide set top boxes based on the level of service a customer purchases, from basic set top boxes with a standard definition picture connected through the standard coaxial connection on the TV, to high-definition wireless DVR receivers connected via HDMI or component. Older analog television sets are "cable ready" and can receive the old analog cable without a set-top box. To receive digital cable channels on an analog television set unencrypted ones, requires a different type of box, a digital television adapter supplied by the cable company. A new distribution method that takes advantage of the low cost high quality DVB distribution to residential areas, uses TV gateways to convert the DVB-C, DVB-C2 stream to IP for distribution of TV over IP network in the home.
In the most common system, multiple television channels are distributed to subscriber residences through a coaxial cable, which comes from a trunkline supported on utility poles originating at the cable company's local distribution facility, called the "headend". Many channels can be transmitted through one coaxial cable by a technique called frequency division multiplexing. At the headend, each television channel is translated to a different frequency. By giving each channel a different frequency "slot" on the cable, the separate television signals do not interfere with each other. At an outdoor cable box on the subscriber's residence the company's service drop cable is connected to cables distributing the signal to different rooms in the building. At each television, the subscriber's television or a set-top box provided by the cable company translates the desired channel back to its original frequency, it is displayed onscreen. Due to widespread cable theft in earlier analog systems, the signals are encrypted on m
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, United States. It is the 231st largest city in the United States; as of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 118,032 and is the fastest growing city in all of Pennsylvania. It is the largest city in the metropolitan area known as the Lehigh Valley, which had a population of 821,623 residents as of 2010. Allentown constitutes a portion of the New York City Combined Statistical Area and is the county seat of Lehigh County. In 2012, the city celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1762. Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities, in Northampton and Lehigh counties, that make up a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley, the other two cities being Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allentown is 50 miles north-northwest of Philadelphia, the sixth most populous city in the United States, 90 miles east-northeast of Harrisburg, the state capital, 90 miles west of New York City, the nation's largest city.
The Norfolk Southern Railway's Lehigh Line, runs through Allentown heading east across the Delaware River. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Reading Line runs through Allentown heading west to Reading, Pennsylvania. Allentown was cited as a "national success story" in April 2016 by the Urban Land Institute for its downtown redevelopment and transformation, one of only six communities in the country to have been named as such. In the early 1700s, the land now occupied by the city of Allentown and Lehigh County was a wilderness of scrub oak where neighboring tribes of Native Americans fished for trout and hunted for deer and other game. In 1736, a large area to the north of Philadelphia, embracing the present site of Allentown and what is now Lehigh County, was deeded by 23 chiefs of the five great Native American nations to John and Richard Penn, sons of William Penn; the price for this tract included shoes and buckles, shirts, scissors, needles, looking glasses and pipes. The land, to become Allentown was part of a 5,000-acre plot William Allen purchased on September 10, 1735 from his business partner Joseph Turner, assigned the warrant to the land by Thomas Penn, son of William Penn, on May 18, 1732.
The land was surveyed on November 23, 1736. A subsequent survey done in 1753 by David Schultz for a road from Easton to Reading, of which present-day Union and Jackson streets were links, shows the location of a log house owned by Allen, situated near the western bank of Jordan Creek, believed to have been built around 1740. Used as a hunting and fishing lodge, here Allen entertained prominent guests including his brother-in-law, James Hamilton, colonial Pennsylvania governor John Penn; the area, today the center of Allentown was laid out as Northampton Town in 1762 by William Allen, a wealthy shipping merchant, former mayor of the city of Philadelphia and then-Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania. It is that a certain amount of rivalry with the Penns prompted Judge Allen to decide to start a town of his own in 1762. Ten years before, in 1752, Northampton and Berks counties had been formed, each with a county seat and Reading, respectively, it is recorded that, in 1763, the year after the founding of Allentown, an effort was made to have the county seat moved from Easton to the new town.
To this effort William Allen lent all his influence as Chief Justice and as the son-in-law of Andrew Hamilton. The influence of the Penns, however and Easton was retained as the county seat of all that vast area which the notorious "Walking Purchase" had opened up; the original plan for the town, now in the archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, comprised forty-two city blocks and consisted of 756 lots 60 feet in width and 230 feet in depth. The town was located between present-day Fourth and Tenth Streets, Union and Liberty Streets. Many streets on the original plan were named for Allen's children: Margaret, James and John. Allen Street was named for Allen himself, was the main thoroughfare. Hamilton Street was named for James Hamilton. Gordon Street was named for Sir Patrick Gordon, Deputy Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania from 1726–1736. Chew Street was named for Benjamin Chew, Turner Street was named for Allen's business partner, Joseph Turner. Allen hoped that Northampton Town would displace Easton as the seat of Northampton County and become a commercial center due to its location along the Lehigh River and its proximity to Philadelphia.
Allen gave the property to his son James in 1767. Three years in 1770, James built a summer residence, Trout Hall, in the new town, near the site of his father's former hunting lodge. On March 18, 1811, the town was formally incorporated as the borough of Northampton Town. On March 6, 1812, Lehigh County was formed from the western half of Northampton County, Northampton Town was selected as the county seat; the town was renamed "Allentown" on April 16, 1838, after years of popular usage. Allentown was formally incorporated as a city on March 12, 1867; the beginnings of the American Revolutionary War began in Northampton County on December 21, 1774 when a Committee of Observation for Northampton County was formed by American patriots. At the time, there were 54 homes in Northampton, the number of inhabitants was around 330. With the Decla
Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, in the United States east of Portland. Though it began as a settlement in the mid-1800s, it was not incorporated as a city until 1905; the city's early economy was sustained by farming, by the mid-20th century the city experienced a population boom, growing from 4,000 residents to over 10,000 between 1960 and 1970. The population was 105,594 at the 2010 census; the area now known as Gresham was first settled in 1851 by brothers Jackson and James Powell, who claimed land under the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850. They were soon joined by other pioneer families, the area came to be known as Powell's Valley. In 1884, a local merchant petitioned the United States Post Office Department for a post office in his store, offered to name it after Postmaster General Walter Q. Gresham if his request was granted. At the same time, other members of the community secured a post office called "Campground", another name for the area, referencing the religious camp meeting ground located there and the valley's usefulness as a stop-off for travelers on their way to Portland.
Once the Post Office Department realized its mistake, it revoked the Campground post office. Gresham was incorporated in 1905, the year of the Clark Centennial Exposition. Lewis Shattuck, son of a pioneer family, was the first mayor; the town's economy was fueled by farming, including berries and vegetables. At the time, trains ran between Portland on an hourly basis. Gresham's early settlers would go on to form the outlying communities of Boring, Sandy and Estacada. Gresham's city library, which began as a small book collection in the town's general store, was established as the Gresham Branch Public Library in 1913 with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie library fund. Gresham General Hospital opened in 1959 in downtown Gresham. In 1984, the hospital became Mount Hood Medical Center. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.43 square miles, of which 23.20 square miles is land and 0.23 square miles is water. The total area includes parts of Johnson Creek. Gresham is located twelve miles from downtown Portland.
Gresham's north and south borders are divided along U. S. Route 26 known as the Mount Hood Highway, which begins on its western border along Powell Boulevard continues on Burnside Street before returning to the Mount Hood Highway in east Gresham; the city is located seventy miles east of the Oregon Coast. Though much of Gresham is flat, it is characterized by a hill on its eastern border. Northeast Gresham is hilly where the city meets Troutdale toward the Columbia River, its elevation is 325 feet. Johnson Creek, which begins at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, runs westward through Gresham, with 23 percent of the creek's watershed running through the city. Climate type by Köppen classification: Csa; as of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $43,442, the mean income for a family was $51,126. Males had a median income of $37,701 versus $27,744 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,588. About 8.4% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older.
2005-2007 American Community Survey Estimates83.9% - White 18.3% - Hispanic or Latino 5.1% - Asian 5.1% - Some other race 4.7% - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.7% - African American or Black 0.3% - Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander As of the census of 2010, there were 105,594 people, 38,704 households, 25,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,551.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 41,015 housing units at an average density of 1,767.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 76.0% White, 3.5% African American, 1.3% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 9.8% from other races, 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.9% of the population. There were 38,704 households of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.2% were non-families.
25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.22. The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female. The City of Gresham operates under the council-manager form of government; the mayor and city council are elected to be the policy-making body for the city. The council appoints a city manager, responsible for the daily operations of the city; the city manager of Gresham is Erik Kvarsten, appointed to the position on August 1, 2004. The city council consists of six councilors, all of whom serve four-year terms. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. In election years divisible by four, three councilors are elected. In
Magoffin County, Kentucky
Magoffin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,333, its county seat is Salyersville. The county was formed in 1860 from adjacent portions of Floyd and Morgan Counties, it was named for Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky. The area now encompassed by Kentucky's Magoffin County was first bounded in 1772, when all of what is now the state of Kentucky was in the frontier county of Fincastle County, Virginia. Fincastle was divided with the western portion named Kentucky County, Virginia. In 1780, the Virginia legislature set aside all land in Kentucky County for soldiers who had served in the Revolutionary War. In 1780, Kentucky County was divided into 3 counties, Jefferson and Lincoln. Fayette County was divided with part becoming Bourbon County. In 1792, the lower part of Bourbon County was partitioned off to form Clark County; the area was further divided in 1796 to form Montgomery County, with Fleming County being partitioned from the area in 1798.
In 1800, Floyd County was created from portions of Fleming and Montgomery Counties. In 1843, Johnson County was carved out of the previous Bath County area, created in 1811 from Montgomery County, which lost a portion of its territory in 1843 for the creation of Johnson County. In 1860, the Kentucky Legislature partitioned parts of Johnson and Morgan Counties, to create Magoffin County, its boundaries have remained unchanged since that time. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 309 square miles, of which 308 square miles is land and 0.7 square miles is water. It is watered by Licking River. Morgan County Johnson County Floyd County Knott County Breathitt County Wolfe County As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,333 people residing in the county. 98.6% were White, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% of some other race and 0.7% of two or more races. 0.7% were Hispanic or Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,332 people, 5,024 households, 3,858 families residing in the county.
The population density was 43 per square mile. There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 99.29% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% from other races, 0.27% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There is a significant Melungeon or Black-Dutch population in Magoffin County, known locally as the "Brown People of Magoffin County". In a 2007 study by the U. S. Census Bureau, Magoffin County, along with Mitchell County in Iowa, was cited as the U. S. county having the largest percentage of individuals in the demographic category of "Non-Hispanic white alone."There were 5,024 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.20% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $19,421, the median income for a family was $24,031. Males had a median income of $27,745 versus $18,354 for females; the per capita income for the county was $10,685. About 31.20% of families and 36.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.90% of those under age 18 and 29.10% of those age 65 or over. The last active coal mine in Magoffin County closed in 2015. Major employers now include several coal truck businesses. Jimmy Flynt, Co-Founder of Hustler magazine Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine Big Sandy Area Development District National Register of Historic Places listings in Magoffin County, Kentucky Magoffin County Schools The Magoffin County Historical Society Sandy Valley Transportation Services, Inc.
Magoffin History & Ancestry
Marist College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1905, Marist was formed by the Marist Brothers, a Catholic religious institute of Brothers, to prepare brothers for their vocations as educators. In 1929, Marist became accredited by the state to offer a wider range of degrees in the arts and sciences and is considered as a Little Ivie. Today, Marist offers a comprehensive liberal arts education, offering 56 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 21 certificate programs. Marist's 180-acre main campus is situated along its east banks. Marist has a branch campus in Florence and maintains study sites in 26 countries. A member of the NCAA's Division I, Marist sponsors 23 collegiate sports; the Marist Brothers, a Catholic society founded in France by Saint Marcellin Champagnat in 1816, focused on educational work throughout the world. In 1905, members of the order arrived in the Mid-Hudson Valley to establish the first Marist house of studies in the United States.
On the east bank of the Hudson River, just north of Poughkeepsie, they purchased property and a house from Thomas McPherson. They named the building and property "Saint Ann's Hermitage", in memory of Champagnat's Hermitage in France, began training young men for a life of "study, work and service". In 1908, the Brothers purchased the Edward Bech estate to enable the Hermitage to expand, increasing the size of their property to 150 acres. By 1929, the training center at the Hermitage had evolved into the Marist Normal Training School, offering college-level courses under the auspices of Fordham University; the charter for the Marist Normal Training School was obtained by Brother Leo Brouilette. In 1946, the State of New York granted the institution an official four-year college charter under the name "Marian College", led by Brother Paul Ambrose Fontaine, FMS. Marian College continued the mission of training Marist Brothers as teachers of the congregation's schools. From 1947 to 1957, the Brothers began working on the weekends, during summers, in their spare time to build a gymnasium, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, Adrian Hall, a residence for the student Brothers.
The Marist College Library was housed on the top floor of Greystone in 1928. In 1945, reference and work areas took over the second floor as well, in 1949, the library claimed Greystone's lowest level; the library remained in Greystone for 35 years. In 1958, Marist Brother Linus Richard Foy took charge of the college. At 28, he was the youngest college president in the United States. Two years Marian College became Marist College and the mission of the college broadened to include the wider community. An evening division was introduced to serve the educational needs of the surrounding communities. Sheahan Hall, the first residence hall, opened in 1962, it was named for Monsignor J. F. Sheahan without whom the Marist Brothers might not have been able to purchase the Bech Estate that now comprises the entire south campus area, it was followed by Leo Hall in 1963 and Champagnat Hall in 1965. They were named for Saint Marcellin Champagnat respectively. Donnelly Hall, a dormitory at the time, was built in 1962 by the brothers themselves.
Women were admitted to the evening division classes in 1966 to the day classes in 1968. Marist's president, Brother Linus Foy, resigned from the Marist Brothers around this time but continued serving as president. Benoit House and Gregory House were erected in 1968 as a residence for the Marist Brothers living on campus. Benoit House honored the memory of Brother Francis Xavier Benoit who taught at Marist for nineteen years, while serving as Director of Construction for the Marist Brothers. Gregory House was named in memory of Brother Joseph Gregory Marchessault, chairman of the Physics Department at Marist at the time of his death in 1969. Benoit and Gregory Houses became African American and Free University centers during the sixties and seventies, they functioned as residences before being removed to make way for the Hancock Technology Center in 2009. In 1969, due to the institution's rapid expansion and laws regulating federal aid to religiously affiliated educational institutions in New York State, ownership of the College was transferred from the Marist Brothers to the Marist College Educational Corporation with an independent, predominantly lay board of trustees.
In the 1970s, programs for the educationally disadvantaged were expanded, a computer center was added, graduate programs in business administration and community psychology were instituted, the James J. McCann Recreation Center was completed. In 1973, President Foy began a cooperative program with area secondary schools, in which selected high school seniors would take freshman courses and "bridge" into college. In fall 1974, the college expanded its commitment to continuing education by increasing course offerings in the evening division and summer session and in 1984, opened an off-campus extension center in Fishkill; the burgeoning library known as The Spellman Library, was moved from Greystone to Donnelly Hall, in the area now occupied by the Computer Center and DN256, in 1963. Space constraints required moving the library again to Fontaine Hall in 1975. On February 18
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Turners Falls is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in the town of Montague in Franklin County, United States. The population was 4,470 at the 2010 census, it is part of Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its name is used as a metonym for the entire town of Montague. Turners Falls is located at 42°35′56″N 72°33′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles, of which 1.9 square miles is land and 0.39 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,441 people, 1,995 households, 1,153 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 866.0/km². There were 2,145 housing units at an average density of 418.3/km². The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.93% White, 0.74% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population. There were 1,995 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.2% were non-families.
35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,243, the median income for a family was $38,041. Males had a median income of $30,997 versus $25,444 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,446. About 13.4% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. The village of Turners Falls was founded in 1868 as a planned industrial community according to the plan of Alvah Crocker, a prominent man from Fitchburg who envisioned in the immense power of the waterfalls the means of establishing a great city.
Crocker was influenced by other and successful experiments in Lowell and elsewhere. Crocker's vision was to attract industry to the town by offering cheap hydropower, made by the harnessing of the Connecticut River, through the construction of a dam and canal, his development concept was to sell mill sites along the power canal to those companies and to sell individual building lots to mill workers who would come to work in the mills. The rest of the village was laid out in a horizontal grid pattern with cross streets numerically. Avenue A, the main commercial district, was designed as a grand tree lined avenue; the Turners Falls Massacre The largest of five villages, Turners Falls was named after Captain William Turner, who played a key role in the region's Indian Wars. In 1676, during King Philip's War, Captain Turner led a group of about 160 mounted soldiers from Hadley and made a surprise attack on an Indian encampment located near the falls; the attack on a sleeping village of Native Americans on the Gill side of the Great Falls lasted several hours and resulted in the death of many people including many women and children.
The area by the falls was traditionally shared by the Pocumtuk Confederacy, the Narragansetts, the Nipmucs, the Wampanoag, the Wabanaki tribes because of the abundance of salmon and shad available there. Of the 160 participants, at least 40 were killed on the retreat; some had to find their way alone. Captain Turner's body was found about a month and was buried on a bluff west of where he fell. A tablet marks the spot today; the Turners Falls massacre was called the Battle of Turner's Falls at the time and is viewed as a turning point in the King Philip's War. As the historian Russell Bourne points out, “After the Peskeompskut massacre, allied sachems discussed the strategy of King Phillip, the name given to the Native American leader Metacom, sending his head to the English as a prelude to peace negotiations”. Within one month of the massacre, the English offensive in the Connecticut Valley ended suddenly; the end of King Philip's War came not long afterward. In recognition of the tragic nature of the Turners Falls massacre, the Board of Selectmen and Town of Montague, as part of its 250th anniversary, joined with representatives of various Native American tribes on May 19, 2004, in a Reconciliation Day ceremony.
The central portion of the village is a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Known as the Turners Falls Historic District, it is bounded by the Connecticut River, Power Canal, 9th Street and L Street; the Renaissance Community owned several properties and businesses in downtown Turners Falls from 1972 to 1980. Turners Falls Canal Great Falls Discovery Center Gill–Montague Bridge The Shea Theater Turners Falls Bikeway Robert E. Bourdeau and Explorer 8 Project Manager Rico Brogna, former Major League baseball player Philip H. Hoff, 73rd Governor of Vermont Walter Kostanski, Massachusetts state representative and funeral director National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Massachusetts Renaissance Community Turners Falls Water Department Turners Falls Fire Department Great Falls Discovery Center Town of Montague Shea Theater