Egremont, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
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18. EGREMONT. [Pop. 1,038. Inc. 1760.]
The soil is generally good, though somewhat mountainous, and the inhabitants are farmers.
Some small streams, that finally reach the Housatonie, water the town.
Many of the people of Egremont engaged in the rebellion of Shays, and this long destroyed the harmony of the town.
Distance from Lenox, 15 miles ; from Boston, 130.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1870 - A worthy farmer in Egremont, Mass., sitting at his fireside the other evening, was disturbed by a heavy, suspicious movement outside, and came to the conclusion it was a bear.
EGREMONT, a township in Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, intersected by the Housatonic river. Pop. 1,038.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge,
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Peering through the darkness he saw a large black object, and he set his dogs on it, but the supposed bear beat them off. Getting his gun he leveled the animal, and found on handling the carcass that he had slaughtered his old and valuable black hog.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 15, 1870
1884 - A Woman Returns to Life While on a Dissecting Table.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec 10. - A strange story has come from Egremont, among the Berkshire hills, near the New-York line. The town and the surrounding villages are in great excitement. The story runs that Estelle Newman, about 30 years old, died in Egremont in 1878, and, after the funeral service in the little Methodist church was buried in the town cemetery and forgotten. The sensation comes from the dying testimony of H. Worth Wright, in Connecticut, who is said to have confessed to his brothe...
Egremont Massachusetts, 1890
Egremont is situated on the eastern slope of the Taconic section of Berkshire County, 140 miles south by southwest of Boston. Its nearest railroad stations are Great Barrington and Sheffield, on the Housatonic Railroad, eastward, — and Hillsdale, in New York, on the Harlem Railroad. It is bounded on the north by Alford, east by Great Barrington and Sheffield, south by the latter and the town of Mount Washington., and west by Copake and Hillsdale, in New York. The area is 11,437 acres; of which 2...
Egremont, a township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the New York line. Pop. in 1900, 758.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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