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Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

In 1778, the town was officially incorporated as Adams, named in honor of Samuel Adams, a revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence. kids.kiddle.co

Included in Adams are: Maple Grove (Arnoldsville), Renfrew, Siggsville, and Zylonite (Howlands).


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  • 1762 - Adams is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1778 - Adams is incorporated
    October 15, 1778, Adams established as a town.
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1839 - Flourishing
    A letter from a manufacturer in Adams, Mass., to a gentleman in this city, says that the business men of that very flourishing place (second only to L...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - ADAMS. [Pop. 3,703. Inc. 1778.]
    It was called East Hoosick or Hoosack, until it was incorporated, and named after the patriot Samuel Adams.

    Adams was settled from Connect...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Adams
    Adams, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, 120 miles W. N. W. of Boston comprising two villages, North and South Adams, is intersected...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ADAMS, a town of Massachusetts, U.S., 20 m. N of Pittsfield, 40 E of Albany, on the Hoosack rivers. Pop. in 1840, 3,703; in 1850, 6,172. There is a na...Read MORE...


  • 1878 - Town Split
    April 16, 1878, part of Adams established as North Adams.

    ma-vitalrecords.org/ MA/ Berkshire/index.shtml#Adams

  • Adams, Massachusetts, 1890
    Adams (so named in honor of the patriot Samuel Adams) is an important and flourishing agricultural and manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
    North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last n...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Adams
    Adams, a post-village of Berkshire co, Mass., in Adams township, on the Pittsfield & North Adams Railroad, 15 miles N.N.E. of Pittsfield, and 5 miles ...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
    ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as the guests of Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, is at a...Read MORE...


  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

    William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown.

    In 1830 their father bought the Adams South Village Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Co., ... Read MORE...

  • News 1902 - Wind Storm
    Adams, Mass., March 20. - A high wind which had prevailed all Tuesday night suddenly assumed cyclone proportions yesterday and considerable damage res...Read MORE...


  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Adams, Mass., Mt. Greylock, 1907
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    "Homestead of The Late Susan B. Anthony"
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Trolley over Bassett Brook
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    The Highest Point in Mass.
    Summit House and Tower on Greylock Mt.
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Boston and Albany Depot
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Thomas Catholic Church
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Cotton Mills and Mt. Greylock, 1915
  • 1916
    Adams, a banking post-village and township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 5 miles S. of North Adams. It has machine-shop...Read MORE...


  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    The Armory
  • Adams, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
  • News 1943 - Boy Drowns At Adams
    Herman Olekskiewicz, jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Olekskiewicz, of Adams, Mass., was drowned Tuesday, his second birthday, in a small pond near his ...Read MORE...




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Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.

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Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.

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Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown.

In 1830 their father bought the Adams South Village Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Co., ... Read MORE...



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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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Adams, Mass., Mt. Greylock, 1907

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"Homestead of The Late Susan B. Anthony"

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Trolley over Bassett Brook

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The Highest Point in Mass.
Summit House and Tower on Greylock Mt.

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Boston and Albany Depot

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St. Thomas Catholic Church

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Berkshire Cotton Mills and Mt. Greylock, 1915


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The Armory

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Public Library
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  • 1762 - Adams is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1778 - Adams is incorporated
    October 15, 1778, Adams established as a town.
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1839 - Flourishing
    A letter from a manufacturer in Adams, Mass., to a gentleman in this city, says that the business men of that very flourishing place (second only to... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - ADAMS. [Pop. 3,703. Inc. 1778.]
    It was called East Hoosick or Hoosack, until it was incorporated, and named after the patriot Samuel Adams.

    Adams was settled from... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Adams
    Adams, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, 120 miles W. N. W. of Boston comprising two villages, North and South Adams, is... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ADAMS, a town of Massachusetts, U.S., 20 m. N of Pittsfield, 40 E of Albany, on the Hoosack rivers. Pop. in 1840, 3,703; in 1850, 6,172. There is a... Read MORE...

  • 1878 - Town Split
    April 16, 1878, part of Adams established as North Adams.

    ma-vitalrecords.org/ MA/ Berkshire/index.shtml#Adams
  • Adams, Massachusetts, 1890
    Adams (so named in honor of the patriot Samuel Adams) is an important and flourishing agricultural and manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Adams
    Adams, a post-village of Berkshire co, Mass., in Adams township, on the Pittsfield & North Adams Railroad, 15 miles N.N.E. of Pittsfield, and 5 miles ... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
    North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
    ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as the guests of Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, is at... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - Wind Storm
    Adams, Mass., March 20. - A high wind which had prevailed all Tuesday night suddenly assumed cyclone proportions yesterday and considerable damage... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Adams, a banking post-village and township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 5 miles S. of North Adams. It has... Read MORE...

  • News  1943 - Boy Drowns At Adams
    Herman Olekskiewicz, jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Olekskiewicz, of Adams, Mass., was drowned Tuesday, his second birthday, in a small pond near his ... Read MORE...

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