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West Stockbridge, Berkshire, MA

West Stockbridge is both a typical and atypical Berkshire town. Located at the western gateway to the Berkshires, the area was settled in the 1670’s by Mohicans fleeing the aftermath of King Phillip’s War. Dutch traders from New York and later farmers from Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts moved in and bought land from the Mohicans. Through the early colonial period, the community became more established —with a local church and tavern in the West Center area. By the mid 1770’s they petitioned the General Court to allow it to separate from the larger, more powerful Stockbridge Township. The primary motivation was to keep their own tithing (taxes) and select their own preacher. By March of 1774, the General Court granted West Stockbridge its charter and become independent from the other Stockbridge. visitweststockbridge.com

West Stockbridge includes: Williamsville, Cheever, Moscow, Quarry, Rockdale Mills, and State Line.
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  • 1766 - West Stockbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - WEST STOCKBRIDGE. [Pop. 1,448. Inc. 1774]
    This town was taken from Stockbridge, and before its incorporation was called Queensborough. It belonged to the Stockbridge tribe of Indians.

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  • 1854 - West Stockbridge
    West Stockbridge, a post-township of Berkshire co., Massachusetts, bordering on New York, by railroad 100 miles W. from Boston. Three railroads meet...Read MORE...


  • West Stockbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    West Stockbridge lies midway of the western border of Berkshire County and of the State, 162 miles west of Boston. The Boston and Albany Railroad...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - West Stockbridge
    West Stock'bridge, a post-village in West Stock bridge township, Berkshire co., Mass., on a branch of the Housatonic Railroad, 14 miles S.S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the Connecticut River and on the Boston and Albany R.,...Read MORE...


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  • 1766 - West Stockbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - WEST STOCKBRIDGE. [Pop. 1,448. Inc. 1774]
    This town was taken from Stockbridge, and before its incorporation was called Queensborough. It belonged to the Stockbridge tribe of Indians.

    ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - West Stockbridge
    West Stockbridge, a post-township of Berkshire co., Massachusetts, bordering on New York, by railroad 100 miles W. from Boston. Three railroads meet... Read MORE...

  • West Stockbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    West Stockbridge lies midway of the western border of Berkshire County and of the State, 162 miles west of Boston. The Boston and Albany Railroad... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - West Stockbridge
    West Stock'bridge, a post-village in West Stock bridge township, Berkshire co., Mass., on a branch of the Housatonic Railroad, 14 miles S.S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the Connecticut River and on the Boston and Albany R.,... Read MORE...

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