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Hancock, Massachusetts, USA

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Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Hancock, a post-village of Berkshire co, Mass, in Hancock township, on Kinderhook Creek, 8 miles N.N.W., of Pittsfield. The township has 2 churches, a tannery, and 3 woollen-factories. It is bounded W. by the New York line, and contains a Shaker village. Here the Taconic Mountains afford fine views of the Berkshire and Hudson valleys. Pop. of the township, 506."

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

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Main Street Hancock Shaker Village (1907)

"Hancock Shaker Village began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on... Read MORE...

Hancock, Massachusetts, USA

Shaker Village, West Pittsfield, Mass.
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22. HANCOCK. [Pop. 922. Inc. 1776.]
Before its incorporation, this long strip of land was called Jericho, because walled in by...Read MORE...

1859
HANCOCK, a township of Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, 143 m. W of Boston, bounded on ...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Shakers Elope
One of the latest excitements is that of an elopement among the Shakers of Hancock, Mass. The...Read MORE...

Hancock Massachusetts, 1890
Hancock is a long, narrow, and mountainous township in the northern half of the western side of...Read MORE...

1916
Hancock, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Hancock township (town), on Kinderhook Creek, 8 ...Read MORE...

1960 - The (Hancock) village was closed by the Shakers in 1960, and sold to a local group, who now operate the property as a museum.

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