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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA? 

Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Cheshire was first settled in 1766 and was officially incorporated in 1793. It is named after the county of Cheshire in England.
The valley town was founded by Baptists from Rhode Island, the first settlers in the region who were not of the established Puritan Church. The early colonists were mostly descendants of those who had followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island in their quest for religious freedom.
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.

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1793 - Cheshire was founded in 1793. Its parent towns were Adams, Lanesborough, Windsor and New Ashford District.
The vital records for the period of 1750-1865 were destroyed by fire. Marriage intention records...Read MORE...

20. CHESHIRE. [Pop. 985. Inc. 1793.]
This town was formed from parts of Lanesborough, New Ashford, Adams, and Windsor.

The town rises ...Read MORE...

1859
CHESHIRE, a township in Berkshire co., in Massachusetts, 130 m. W by N of Boston. Pop. 985.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
News  1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire,...Read MORE...

Cheshire Massachusetts, 1890
Cheshire is a fine grazing town in the northerly part of Berkshire County, about 150 miles west,...Read MORE...

1916
Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township (town), on the Boston and...Read MORE...

News  1926 - NINE INJURED AS CAR TURNS TURTLE. Locomobile Owned by Lester Carpenter, Overturns in Car Tracks. CHILD IN HOSPITAL.
Gertrude Carpenter, Two Years Old, Has Possible Concussion - Others Not Injured

Nine Adams...Read MORE...


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