The Judah Cooley House was built in 1831 by Judah Cooley
who was a member of one of the original families of Longmeadow. Mr. Cooley
was a successful farmer. In 1839 the house was sold to Cyrus Newell who
operated a dairy farm and apple orchard. In 1842 Charles Newell, son of
Cyrus, was born in this house. Charles was active in local politics,
serving as Town Assessor for many years as well as Town Moderator from
1866 to 1882 and then as Representative to the Massachusetts House
representing the Sixth District.