The Town of Sunderland Massachusetts was founded in 1718 and is located in Franklin County. Originally Swampfield Sunderland was renamed in honor of Charles Spencer, the Earl of Sunderland and former prime minister of England.
The town contains about 4000 year round residents.
Sunderland is home to Mount Toby State Forest which is a favorite hiking, biking and trail-riding spot for visitors and residents alike. The towns “Buttonball Tree” which is over 350 years old located on North Main Street is also a large tourist attraction.