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Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Cheshire, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, about 120 miles W. by N. from Boston ; intersected by the Pitta- field and North Adams railroad. Pop., 1298."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA
Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)

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Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.

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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 were at the home of the Town Clerk at the time of... Read MORE...

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

    The town rises from the centre into hills well adapted for... 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, Mass., proposed that his flock should celebrate the... Read MORE...

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

  • 1916
    Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township (town), on the Boston and Albany R., 10 miles ENE. of Pittsfield. Pop. in... 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 people, riding in a Locomobile touring car, owned by... Read MORE...

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