Clarksburg, Massachusetts, USA (Briggsville) - 1845 - CLARKSBURG. [Pop. 370. Inc. 1798.]
This town was named after the family of Clark, which is numerous in the settlement.
The mountain land is cold and rocky. A branch of the Hoosick waters the central part, but the principal resource of the inhabitants is lumber.
Distance from Lenox, 27 miles; from Boston, 125.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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