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Berkshire County is a county located on the western edge of Massachusetts. As of 2000, the population was 134,953. Its county seat is Pittsfield. The Berkshire Hills are centered on Berkshire County.


First Baptist Church in Lanesborough
First Baptist Church in Lanesborough


Berkshire County was originally inhabited by the Mahican (Muh-he-ka-neew) Native American tribe, until the early 1700 s when the first English settlers and frontiersmen appeared around this time and began setting up farms and homesteads.
On April 25th 1724 The English finally paid the Indians 460 pounds, 3 barrels of cider, and 30 quarts of rum for what is today Berkshire County

This deal exempted modern Sheffield, Stockbridge, Richmond and Lenox, which were collected at various other dates into English territory.
(page 5. Wood, David H. Lenox Massachusetts Shire Town. Published by the town of Lenox, 1969. and Wikipedia.org)



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April 12, 2014: Death of Mrs. Nancy Brown

April 9, 2014: Obituaries for Wall, Wilkinson & Toby

Mar 14, 2014: Korean War Casualties

Mar 8, 2014: WWII Casualties

Mar 8, 2014: Births 1851-1912

Adjacent Counties
Bennington County, Vermont (north)
Franklin County (northeast)
Hampshire County (east)
Hampden County (southeast)
Litchfield County, Conn. (south)
Columbia County, NY (west)
Rensselaer County, NY (northwest)

Cities, Towns and Villages
Adams
Alford
Becket
Cheshire
Clarksburg
Dalton
Egremont
Florida
Great Barrington
Housatonic (a village of Great Barrington)
Hancock
Hinsdale
Lanesborough
Lee
Lenox
Monterey
Mount Washington
New Ashford
New Marlborough
North Adams
Otis
Peru
Pittsfield
Richmond
Sandisfield
Savoy
Sheffield
Stockbridge
Tyringham
Washington
West Stockbridge
Williamstown
Windsor



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