🇺🇸 Sunderland is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States, part of the Pioneer Valley. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Sunderland was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated in 1718. It was first known as Swampfield, a name which is now honoured by Swampfield Road, but the name was changed to attract more residents. It was renamed in honour of Charles Spencer, the Earl of Sunderland. Historically, the land was largely used for farming. Before the incorporation of Leverett in 1774, that town was a part of Sunderland's territory.
Sunderland has a population of over 3,663 people. Sunderland also forms part of the wider Springfield Metropolitan Area which has a population of over 153,606 people.