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Egremont, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Eg'remont, a township of Berkshire co, Mass, on the New York line. Pop, 896."

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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Olde Egremont Tavern
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South Egremont, Mass.

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Recreation Hall, JUGEND BARN, So. Egremont, Mass.

"Jug End was another historic area in the extreme SW part of Massachusetts. The name comes from the German "jugend" meaning "youth". It lasted for about 40 years, from the late 1930's into... Read MORE...
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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Mass... Read MORE...

  • 18. EGREMONT. [Pop. 1,038. Inc. 1760.]
    The soil is generally good, though somewhat mountainous, and the inhabitants are farmers.

    Some small streams, that finally reach the Housat... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    EGREMONT, a township in Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, intersected by the Housatonic river. Pop. 1,038. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1870 - A worthy farmer in Egremont, Mass., sitting at his fireside the other evening, was disturbed by a heavy, suspicious movement outside, and came to the conclusion it was a bear.
    Peering through the darkness he saw a large black object, and he set his dogs on it, but the supposed bear beat them off. Getting his gun he leveled t... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - A Woman Returns to Life While on a Dissecting Table.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec 10. - A strange story has come from Egremont, among the Berkshire hills, near the New-York line. The town and the surrounding ... Read MORE...

  • Egremont Massachusetts, 1890
    Egremont is situated on the eastern slope of the Taconic section of Berkshire County, 140 miles south by southwest of Boston. Its nearest railroad sta... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Egremont, a township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the New York line. Pop. in 1900, 758. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

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