Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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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
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
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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