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Tyringham was formally incorporated in 1762 and Governor Bernard chose the name to honor a wealthy cousin, Jane Tyringham, who had just left him an estate. It is the only town in Massachusetts named for a woman, and there is no other place in the United States called Tyringham.

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1839 - Tyringham
Tyringham, Massachusetts
Berkshire county. There are several ponds in this town, from which issues a branch of Housatonick river.

Tyringham lies 125 miles W. from Boston, 14 S.E. from Lenox, and 35 E. from Hudson, N.Y. Incorporated, 1762. Population, in 1837, 1,288.

The manufactures of the town consist of paper, iron castings, boots, shoes, leather, forks, rakes, palm-leaf hats, chair stuff, and wooden ware: annual value, about $35,000.

The surface of the town is uneven, and in some parts mountainous. "Hop Brook Valley" is a beautiful and romantic spot. There is a society of "Shakers" in Tyringham. See Canterbury, N.H.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - TYRINGHAM. [Pop. 1,477. Inc. 1762.]
Tyringham was named after a town in England.

It is hilly, and watered by ponds and their outlets, which run into the Housatonic.

Hop-Brook Valley is a beautiful spot, and near it is a considerable village of Shakers.

The manufactures, on a small scale, are various, but the chief business is agriculture.

Distance from Lenox, 14 miles ; from Boston, 125.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
Tyringham Massachusetts, 1890
Tyringham is a small, mountainous farming town in the southerly part of Berkshire County, 142 miles southwest of Boston; having Great Barrington and Lee on the northwest, Becket and Otis on the east, and Monterey on the southwest. It has 457 inhabitants, settled mainly in the valley of Hop Brook; which runs diagonally through the town from southeast to northwest, and enters the Housatonic River in Lee; furnishing, with its branches, the motive-power for two saw mills and two or three rake mills. The borders of this stream formerly abounded in wild hops. Goose Pond, in the northern part, is a beautiful sheet of about 225 acres, whose outlet is also an affluent of the Housatonic. Toby's Mountain, in the southwestern section of the town, was taken as a point of observation in the Trigonometrical Survey of the State. The soil, through rough and hard, is fertile; and the air is salubrious and the water pure.

The total product of the 76 farms in 1885 was $68,327. Tobacco was raised to... Read MORE...

1895 - Tyringham
Tyringham, téér'ing-ham, a post-township of Berk shire co., Mass., about 15 miles S. by E. of Pittsfield. It has 2 churches and a paper-mill. Pop. 517.
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
Tyringham, a post-township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., about 15 miles S. by E. of Pittsfield. Pop. in 1900, 386.
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 places to go and things to do in and around Tyringham:
Tyringham Cobble: Start your exploration with a hike at Tyringham Cobble, a beautiful natural area with well-maintained trails. The views from the top are worth the climb, and it's a great way to connect with nature.

Ashintully Gardens: If you have a green thumb or just appreciate beautiful landscapes, Ashintully Gardens is a must-visit. The gardens are well-maintained and offer a peaceful place to stroll and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Goose Pond: For water enthusiasts, Goose Pond is a serene spot for kayaking, fishing, or just lounging by the shore. It's a great escape for those looking to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum: If you're a history buff, the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in nearby Lenox is a short drive away. Explore vintage trains and learn about the rich railroad history of the region.

Historic Tyringham Church: Take a step back in time by visiting the Historic Tyringham Church. This charming building dates back to... Read MORE...

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