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Mount Washington, Berkshire, MA

Mt. Washington, Mass. was named for George Washington, not the highest peak in New Hampshire, and with a population of fewer than 150 souls, is the least populated town of Berkshire county.

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Mount Washington was first settled in 1692

Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
Mount Washington was officially incorporated in 1779

Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1845 - MOUNT WASHINGTON. [Pop. 438. Inc. 1779.]
This town was formerly called Taconic Mountain; and it was claimed by New York, as part of the Livingston Manor.

The whole town is very elevated, rocky, and barren.

The inhabitants keep some sheep, make some charcoal, and make up in health and contentment for many things that their climate and soil deny them.

Distance from Lenox, 22 miles; from Boston, 135.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1857 - Mount Washington - A portion of the town that was much less accessible from the rest of Mount Washington than from the adjacent town of Ancram, New York, was ceded to New York state
and added to Ancram's territory; it is now the hamlet of Boston Corner within Ancram.
Mount Washington Massachusetts, 1890
Mount Washington, a mountainous and beautiful town of about 25 square miles, forms the southwestern angle of Berkshire County and of the State of Massachusetts. Situated on the Taconic range of mountains, its noble elevations stand as sentinels between the Hudson and the Housatonic, both within view. On the north and northeast this town is bounded by Egremont; on the east by Sheffield; on the south by Salisbury in Connecticut; and west by Aneram and Copake, in New York. The Copake station on the New York and Harlem Railroad, four miles distant, is the nearest railroad connection for the town.

There are 9,127 acres of forest (more than half the area), consisting mostly of chestnut and yellow birch The chief elevations are Alander, Bare, Cedar and Mount Everett, the last being 2,624 feet high. Mount Everett is sometimes called the Taconic Dome, from its elevation and position in this range, and from its peculiar form. In altitude it excels all other mountains in the State, except... Read MORE...

1895 - Mount Washington
Mount Washington, the southwesternmost township of Berkshire co., Mass., on the New York and Connecticut lines. It contains Mount Everett, which is 2624 feet high. Pop. 182.
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
Mount Washington, the southwesternmost township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the New York and Connecticut boundary-line. It contains Mount Everett, which is 2624 feet high. Pop. in 1900, 122.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of things to do and places to visit in and around Mount Washington:
Mount Everett State Reservation: This is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Hike to the summit of Mount Everett for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. There are several trails of varying difficulty levels, making it suitable for both novice and experienced hikers.

Bash Bish Falls State Park: Just a short drive from Mount Washington, this park is home to Bash Bish Falls, one of the most dramatic waterfalls in Massachusetts. You can take a hike to the falls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool beneath them during the warmer months.

Taconic State Park: This park offers excellent opportunities for camping, picnicking, and fishing. The park's serene lakes and wooded areas are perfect for a day of relaxation and outdoor recreation.

Hiking and Trail Exploration: Mount Washington and the surrounding area are a haven for hikers. Besides Mount Everett and Bash Bish Falls, there are numerous trails to explore, such as the South Taconic Trail and Alander... Read MORE...

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female ancestorHannah BENJAMIN (1776, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 1 February 1856, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorLorenzo AYERS (1804, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1864, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorManly WILBER (1811, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 11 April 1848, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorEnsign RACE (1823, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 26 November 1863, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorEmeline LEE (1826, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 20 March 1878, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorTruman SLATER (6 May 1845, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorElizabeth A. SHAVER (1849, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 13 May 1878, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorEdward FIELD (9 July 1849, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - , )
male ancestorGeorge S WHITBECK (4 November 1851, Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA - 1947, )

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