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Huntington, Massachusetts, USA - Huntington, Mass., in the Berkshires

Huntington, Hampshire, MA

Originally Plantation Number 9 by the Court of Massachusetts Bay, Huntington has a colorful history, hinted at by the town's incorporation date of March 5, 1855, decades later than the towns around it. The town was assembled from pieces of surrounding towns, which were grafted onto the towns of Norwich, Murrayfield, and Knightville. The present village center sits on what was the meeting point of three towns and two counties. The location of the village created a tangle of jurisdictional confusion. With the coming of the railroad in the 1840s and the expansion of industry and population that came with it, the political difficulties that the boundaries presented became untenable.

The solution that resulted in the present town was crafted by a Northampton attorney named Charles Huntington. Once the new town was incorporated, Mr. Huntington presented it with a gift that was the foundation of the town's library. After some discussion, the newly formed town voted to adopt the name of "Huntington", in honor of its recent architect and benefactor. wikipedia

Huntington includes: Huntsville, Knightville, North Bridge, Norwich, and Birchville.
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1855 - March 5 - Huntington is incorporated

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Huntington Massachusetts, 1890
Huntington is a long, narrow, mountainous township in the extreme southwesterly part of Hampshire County; having, for its boundaries, Chesterfield on the north, Westhampton and Southampton on the east, Montgomery on the south, and Chester on the west. The assessed area is 14,794 acres. The northern part, being broken and mountainous, is without inhabitants, except along the valleys of the streams. The area of forest is 4,054 acres; the trees being chiefly beech, maple and chestnut.

The villages are Norwich (the centre), Knightville, Norwich Bridge, and Huntington Village in the southwest. The first is a post-office and the last a post-office and railway station. It is 119 miles west of Boston on the Boston and Albany Railroad. Rock House and two or three other hills on the east and west sides of the town have considerable altitude. Between them flows the Westfield River, slightly west of south; receiving near the border the nearly parallel affluents, Pond and Roaring brooks, on its ... Read MORE...

1895 - Huntington
Huntington, a post-village of Hampshire co, Mass., in Huntington township, on the Westfield River, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 21 miles N.W. of Springfield. It has 4 churches, a newspaper office, woollen-mills, and paper-mills. Pop. of the township in 1890, 1355.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1916
Huntington, a post-village of Hampshire co., Mass., in Huntington township (town), on the Westfleld River and on the Boston and Albany R., 21 miles NW. of Springfield. It has woollen-, oil-, and paper-mills. Pop. of the town (which includes Norwich) in 1900, 1475.
Lippincotts 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
2023 - Here's a list of places to see and things to do in and around Huntington:
Knightville Dam:

Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and fishing at Knightville Dam. The reservoir is a picturesque spot for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful getaway.

Littleville Fair:

Check out the annual Littleville Fair if you're in town during the right time. It's a classic New England fair featuring livestock, tractor pulls, and fun activities for the whole family.

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary:

Explore the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its diverse habitats and walking trails. It's a great place for bird watching and connecting with nature.

Bash Bish Falls State Park:

Take a short drive to Bash Bish Falls State Park, located in nearby Mount Washington. The park boasts the highest waterfall in Massachusetts and offers hiking trails with stunning views.

Huntington State Forest:

If you're into hiking, Huntington State Forest provides a range of trails amid beautiful forested landscapes. It's an excellent destination for a day of outdoor... Read MORE...

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