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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 1700s 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)

The County seat is Pittsfield.

Congregational Church in Sheffield, MA
Congregational Church in Sheffield, MA

Cities and Towns
Adams * Alford * Becket * Cheshire * Clarksburg * Dalton * Egremont * Florida * Great Barrington * Housatonic * 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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Berkshire County Data


Census

Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles and Records

History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2014:  1883 Pensioners
Aug 2014:  Lanesborough Births;  obits for KING, STEVENS, FAY
July 2014: Bios for CRANE, BISHOP, BABBITT;  obits for GREEN, NELSON, TUCKER, CHAPIN, BLODGETT


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Surrounding 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)


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