Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

"The Curtis, located in the heart of the Lenox Historic District, has been in continuous operation since 1776. Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and both Roosevelts were among... Read MORE...



Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - Shadow Brook, Lenox, Mass.
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Shadow Brook, Lenox, Mass.

"Shadowbrook was built in 1893 for Anson Phelps Stokes, with Frederick Law Olmsted designing the 900 acre estate. It was purchased in 1917 by Andrew Carnegie, who died... Read MORE...


Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.


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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Lenox, Massachusetts, USA? 

Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
With mountains to the east and west, the area remained wilderness into the 18th-century. Hostilities during the French and Indian Wars discouraged settlement until 1750, when Jonathan and Sarah Hinsdale from Hartford, Connecticut established a small inn and general store. The Province of Massachusetts Bay thereupon auctioned large tracts of land for 10 townships in Berkshire County, set off in 1761 from Hampshire County.

For 2,250 pounds Josiah Dean purchased Lot Number 8, which included present-day Lenox and Richmond. After conflicting land claims were resolved, however, it went to Samuel Brown, Jr., who had bought the land from the Mahican chief, on condition that he pay 650 pounds extra. It was founded as Richmond in 1765. But because the Berkshires divided the town in two, the village of Yokuntown (named for an Indian chief) was set off as Lenox in 1767. The town was intended to be called Lennox, probably after Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (Scottish Gaelic "Leamhnachd"), but the name was misspelled by a clerk at incorporation.

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13. LENOX. [Pop. 1,313. Inc. 1767.]
Lenox was the family name of the Duke of Richmond, in honor of whom, Richmond, to which Lenox once belonged, was named. The Indian name was Yokun.

Lenox is the county or shire town of Berkshire county.

The town is situated on the Housatonic: the mountain-scenery is picturesque,...Read MORE...

News  1866 - Cruel Teacher
The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a word. The child is not quite four years old, and he was pounded on the 18th day of July, with a...Read MORE...

News  1867 - Attempted to Untie Shoe With Fork
A girl named Lydia Bliven put out one of her eyes at Lenox, Massachusetts, last week, while attempting to untie her shoe string with a fork.
Weekly Progress
Raleigh, North Carolina
May 9, 1867
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Lenox Massachusetts, 1890
Lenox, noted as a select fashionable resort, is situated among the hills of Berkshire County, directly west of Boston, and separated only from the State of New York by the town of Richmond, which forms its western boundary. The Richmond Station on the Boston and Albany Railroad is the nearest to...Read MORE...

Aerial views of Lenox MA and the Berkshires

Aerial views of Lenox MA and the Berkshires (www.youtube.com)

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News  1905 - Modest Summer Home
J. J. Hill has purchased a simple and inexpensive summer residence at Lenox, Massachusetts, instead of the elegant mansion which he was expected to select. What an astonishing change would be made in the United States, if millionaires, their wives and daughters, should copy modesty and simplicity.
The Arizona Sentinel
Yuma, Arizona
June 14, 1905
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Save Contents of R. C. Dixey's Costly Stables at Tanglewood.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., July 6. - Fire to-day destroyed the costly stables at Tanglewood, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dixey, three miles west of here, and gave the society people of Lenox something...Read MORE...

News  1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.
New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the fire which almost wiped out the business section of Lenox early this morning. Four business blocks and ...Read MORE...

News  1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at...Read MORE...

News  1910 - George Westinghouse
New York, Aug. 1 - Almost on the eve of the annual election of officers of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing company Wall street was surprised to get word of a fresh attack on the present management by President George Westinghouse, who is now at his country place at Lenox, Massachusetts...
The San Bernadino County Sun
San Bernadino, California
August 2, 1910
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Lenox, a banking post-township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., near the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., about 33 miles SE. of Albany, N.Y. It is picturesquely situated among the Berkshire Hills. It has the Lenox Academy and numerous fine residences. Pop. in 1900,...Read MORE...


New York, Aug. 11
Mr. Andrew Carnegie died at 7.30 this morning at Lenox, Massachusetts. The cause of death is given as bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Carnegie had been living at his summer home at Lenox ever since the wedding of his...Read MORE...

News  1926 - Deer Jumps Through Window
A deer from nearby mountains stalked through a paper mill at Lenox, Massachusetts, and jumped through a window into the Housatonic River, forty feet below, without injury.
The Van Nuys News
Van Nuys, California
June 11, 1926
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Myron Burnham Mattoon (1 September 1806 - 22 May 1888) & Lovina (Laverna) Deborah Higley (28 August 1806 - 30 January 1882)
married 3 October 1832

Hugh Mcallister ( - ) & Julia Ann Mattoon (11 September 1818 - 24 August 1903)
married 15 August 1839

Samuel Belden (1816 - 21 February 1891) & Abby Jane Mattoon (14 December 1824 - 24 July 1901)
married 8 April 1845

James Holmes (abt. 1854 - ) & Martha Washington Bagard (4 July 1851 - )
married 4 June 1880

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