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Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Sheffield, a post-village in Sheffield township, Berk shire co, Mass., on the Housatonic River and the Housatonic Railroad, 31 miles S. of Pittsfield, and about 45 miles W. of Springfield. It has 2 or 3 churches, an academy, and several mills. The township is noted for its beautiful mountain-scenery and its quarries of white marble. The columns of Girard College, Philadelphia, are formed of Sheffield marble. Pop. of the township, 2233."

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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  • 5. SHEFFIELD. [Pop. 2,322. Inc. 1733.]
    Sheffield was originally the lowest of certain tracts called the Housatonic townships, and originally included the southern part of Great... Read MORE...

  • News  1863 - GREAT HAIL STORM IN SHEFFIELD.
    The town of Sheffield was visited on Sunday afternoon with a terrific hail storm, commencing about 3 o'clock and raging with great fury for nearly... Read MORE...

  • Sheffield Massachusetts, 1890
    Sheffield is a large and beautiful town in the southwest part of Berkshire County, 182 miles from Boston. It contains 453 dwelling-houses and 2,033... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sheffield, a post-village in Sheffield township (town), Berkshire co., Mass., on the Housatonio River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., ... Read MORE...

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