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Cheshire, Berkshire, MA

The Berkshires town of Cheshire, Mass. boasts a 500 acre lake, spectacular views from Stafford Hill, and one of the most unusual monuments anywhere, which celebrates the 1,235 pound cheese presented to President Jefferson by Cheshire farmers. berkshirelinks.com

Cheshire includes: Cheshire Harbor and Farnams.
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  • 1766 - Cheshire is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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...


  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Cheshire
    Cheshire, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, about 120 miles W. by N. from Boston ; intersected by the Pittsfield and North Adams...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...


  • 1895 - Cheshire
    Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township, on the Pittsfield & North Adams Branch Railroad, 10 miles N.N.E. of...Read MORE...


  • Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA
    Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
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  • Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA
    Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 1766 - Cheshire is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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...

  • 1845 - 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...

  • 1854 - Cheshire
    Cheshire, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, about 120 miles W. by N. from Boston ; intersected by the Pittsfield and North Adams... 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...

  • 1895 - Cheshire
    Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township, on the Pittsfield & North Adams Branch Railroad, 10 miles N.N.E. of... 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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