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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Berkshire County, MA (149) Franklin County, MA (49) Hampden County, MA (112) Hampshire County, MA (64) Litchfield County, CT (248) Columbia County, NY (231) Dutchess County, NY (337) Rensselaer County, NY (155) Bennington County, VT (63)  BerkshireCounty(149) Berkshire County (149)  FranklinCounty(49) Franklin County (49)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  HampshireCounty(64) Hampshire County (64)  LitchfieldCountyConnecticut(248) Litchfield County (248)  ColumbiaCountyNew York(231) Columbia County (231)  DutchessCounty(337) Dutchess County (337)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  BenningtonCountyVermont(63) Bennington County (63)
Pittsfield is the county seat for Berkshire County
Adjacent to Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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      Hampshire County (64)  
      Litchfield County, Connecticut (248)  
      Columbia County, New York (231)  
      Dutchess County, New York (337)  
      Rensselaer County, New York (155)  
      Bennington County, Vermont (63)  
 
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1Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — "A Beacon Standing for Peace"
Near Summit Road.
In 1931, the state set aside funds for a memorial to honor Massachusetts men and women who had died during the World War. Originally designed as a lighthouse for Boston's Charles River estuary, the tower's beacon was intended "to shine each night, . . . Map (db m77983) HM
2Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Civil War Memorial
Erected by George E. Sayles Post No 126 and Womans Relief Corps No 160 of Adams Mass, in loving remembrance of Our Soldiers who sleep in unknown graves 1861 — 1865Map (db m118613) WM
3Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Columbia World War I Memorial Park — They Are Not Forgotten
On Columbia Street (Massachusetts Route 8) north of Valley Street, on the right when traveling north.
Originally dedicated Nov. 27, 1922 Rededicated Nov. 2, 2002 There are seventeen trees in this Memorial Park dedicated in memory of our WWI Veterans [who died in service] and all the Veterans of the Great War. . . . Map (db m118634) HM WM
4Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — East Hoosuck Society of Friends Revolutionary War Patriots
In Memory of those members and associates of the East Hoosuck Society of Friends who, laying aside their religious scruples, took up arms, in the War for Independence in defense of their homes and liberties. In the Friends Burial . . . Map (db m118632) WM
5Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Explore Adams History
On Hoosac Street east of Depot Street, on the right when traveling east.
(north face) Big Business of Cotton Cloth This engraving appeared at the top of the company's letterhead c.1921. For 68 years, the Berkshire mills were the largest employer in town and, at one time, the second largest . . . Map (db m185552) HM
6Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Friends Meeting House
Built in 1782 by Quakers who had settled Adams (then East Hoosuc) from Smithfield, R. I. and Dartmouth, Mass. in 1769. Coming together from the farms in this valley, the Friends worshipped here for sixty years before the meeting was laid down upon . . . Map (db m118616) HM
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7Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Maple Street Cemetery — Welcome
On Maple Street west of Forest Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Established c. 1767 Adams' first public burial ground Begun by the Adams Friends Designed in 1869 by Charles F. Sayles, an East Chester native Resting place of Adams laborers civic leaders and industrialists Listed on the National . . . Map (db m118615) HM
8Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet
Near Summit Road.
Take a deep breath, and enjoy the view! You are at the peak of the highest mountain in Massachusetts. The summit of Mount Greylock features the only subalpine environment in Massachusetts. Because of the high elevation and the westerly winds, . . . Map (db m44373) HM
9Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Renfrew Manufacturing Company World War Honor Roll
On Columbia Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Upton Street, on the right when traveling south on Columbia Street.
In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind [Died in service] William Douglas • Martin Lauer • Lambert Lenhardt [Honor Roll of Veterans] Joseph Abraham • Richard Adam • . . . Map (db m118640) WM
10Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — Susan Brownell Anthony — February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906 — Born Adams, Massachusetts —
On Park Street (Massachusetts Route 8) north of the Moosic River, on the left when traveling north.
In recognition of her outstanding leadership as a pioneer crusader for woman's rights and equality. Miss Anthony's life was rooted in the nineteenth century struggle to reform American democracy and society. Her campaign for woman's suffrage . . . Map (db m118588) HM
11Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — War Memorial — Liberty • Victory
On Columbia Street (Massachusetts Route 8) north of Valley Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m118637) WM
12Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Adams — William McKinley
On Park Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Maple Street, in the median on Park Street.
[West Face] "Let us remember that our interest is in concord not conflict - and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace not those of war" From President McKinley's Address at Buffalo September VI MDCCCCI [Bas-relief . . . Map (db m118599) HM WM
13Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — A Monument to the Automotive Age
On Jacobs Ladder Road (U.S. 20) at Johnson Road, on the right when traveling west on Jacobs Ladder Road.
"A Monument to the Automobile Age This section of Route 20 was built to bypass “Jacob's Ladder,” the steep and difficult hill for which the Trail was named. On September 10, 1910, hundreds of spectators and auto club members came . . . Map (db m155459) HM
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14Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Monroe E. Ballou
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Site of Monroe E. Ballou homestead and grist mill. Gift of Joseph C. Ballou 1935Map (db m155467) HM
15Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Railroad
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Railroad came through North Becket 1842Map (db m155466) HM
16Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Town of Becket Korea and Vietnam Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
Korean Conflict 1953 – 1950 Bedell, Richard T. · Broadhurst, Francis I. · Broadhurst, John O. · Chandler, Lester W. · Curtis, Bert L. · Curtis, Victor I. · Davenport, George L · Deming, Grace E. · Engwer, William A. · Gargan, William J. · . . . Map (db m158679) WM
17Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Town of Becket Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
In Honor of those from Becket who served in the Revolutionary War 1775 — 1783 War of 1812 1812 — 1815Map (db m158202) WM
18Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Town of Becket World War II Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
★ Honor Roll ★ The Men From Becket Who Served In The World War II 1941-1945 Baker, Charles · Balch, Charles · Balch, Donald · Barnes, Edward · Bowen, Robert · Broadhurst, Thomas · Carrington, Frank · Carrington, George · Clark, . . . Map (db m158677) WM
19Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Becket — Town of Becket World War Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Prentice Place, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
★ Honor Roll ★ The Men From Becket Who Served In The World War 1917-1918 Ballou, Leon L. · Beck, Edward · Bennett, Howard · Bullard, George M. · Burns, William · Chandler, William F. · Clark, Norman · Crane, George E. · Crochiere, . . . Map (db m158676) WM
20Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Cheshire — Ashuwillticook Rail Trail — Pond for Power
Near Hoosac Drive, 0.6 miles north of Mallard Drive.
Here at the headwaters of the Hoosic River, you are standing beside one of three basins that make up the 500-acre Cheshire Reservoir (also named Hoosac Lake). In 1866 the river was dammed by the Adams-Cheshire Reservoir Company for the purpose of . . . Map (db m185548) HM
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21Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Cheshire — Berkshire County Patriots
On North Street (Massachusetts Route 8) 0.2 miles north of Mountain Road/Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
This bas-relief, the original of which was erected on Bennington Battlefield on Walloomsac Heights in the State of New York by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was dedicated by Eugene Bucklin Bowen to the memory of the six hundred and more . . . Map (db m118586) HM WM
22Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Cheshire — Cheshire’s Mammoth Cheese
On Main Street at Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
Cheshire’s Mammoth Cheese 1235 lbs Presented to President Thomas Jefferson January 1, 1802.Map (db m185506) HM
23Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Dalton — 290 — East Main Street Cemetery
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Jennings Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
East Main Street Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 by the United States Fepartment of the Interior.Map (db m155477) HM
24Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Dalton — First Congregation Church of Dalton
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Otis Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
On the hill north of this spot stood from 1812 to 1889 the second building of the first congregational church in Dalton.Map (db m155549) HM
25Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Dalton — 289 — Main Street Cemetery
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Main Street Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m155470) HM
26Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Egremont — Egremont Veterans Monument
On Massachusetts Route 41 at Sheffield Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 41.
Dedicated to the Citizens of Egremont Who Served in World War I Andrew K. Benjamin · Frederick Brusie · Lorin Brusie · Albert Buckbee · Gerald Donohue · Robert Donohue · Guy Duncan · Clair Foster · Clifford H. Grippen · ★Charles . . . Map (db m205922) WM
27Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Egremont — MA-2 — General Henry Knox Trail
On Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71) at Prospect Lake Road, on the right when traveling south on Egremont Plain Road.
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate . . . Map (db m24017) HM
28Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — A Contribution that No Other Race Can Make — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
”We believe that the Negro people as a race have a contribution to make to civilization and humanity that no other race can make.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Conservation of Races,” 1897 Du Bois travelled widely in Europe, Asia, and . . . Map (db m194759) HM
29Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — A Tireless Explorer of Social Truths — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
”History cannot ignore W.E.B. Du Bois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. Du Bois was a tireless explorer… of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., . . . Map (db m194398) HM
30Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Alternating Current Electrification, 1886 — IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
On Main Street (U.S. 7) at Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
On 20 March 1886 William Stanley provided alternating current electrification to offices and stores on Main Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He thus demonstrated the first practical system for providing electrical illumination using . . . Map (db m154428) HM
31Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Boulder Dedicated to the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 32/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
Placed by the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Committee in 1969, the boulder commemorates the life and work of W.E.B. DuBois, scholar and activist. —————W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Committee, 1969 Shirley Graham Du Bois, Honorary Chairman Edmund . . . Map (db m194761) HM
32Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Democracy and Human Rights — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road, on the right when traveling south.
“There can be no perfect democracy curtailed by color, race, or poverty. But with all, we accomplish all, even peace.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, The World and Africa, 1965 We hope that you have gotten to know W.E.B. Du Bois better . . . Map (db m194760) HM
33Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Devastating Tornado
On S Main Street at Silver Street, on the left when traveling north on S Main Street.
A Devastating Tornado Passed This Way Memorial Day - May 29, 1995 In Memory of the Three Who Died In Recognition of All Who Endured In Gratitude to Fire, Police and Rescue Personnel Who Risked Their Lives To Save Others. In . . . Map (db m138419) HM
34Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — First Congregational Church
On S Main Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling north on S Main Street.
First Congregational Church Gathered in 1743 as the Second Parish of Sheffield, the congregation worshipped in The Meeting House which was located one half mile from here in the Water Street Cemetery near the big bridge. It was one of only three . . . Map (db m138424) HM
35Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — First Court House of Berkshire County
On Main Street (U.S. 7) at Castle Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Near this spot stood the first court house of Berkshire County erected 1764. Here August 16, 1774 occurred the first open resistance to British rule in AmericaMap (db m58957) HM
36Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — First Meeting House
On State Road (Massachusetts Route 23) at East Street, on the right when traveling east on State Road.
Fifty feet to the east stood the First Meeting House of the Town of Great Barrington then known as Upper Ousatonuck. Erected 1742, it was used many years for the public worship of God, and as the Town House. "Our Fathers' God. We . . . Map (db m196001) HM
37Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — MA-3 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On Massachusetts Route 23 at U.S. 7, on the left when traveling east on State Route 23.
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24013) HM
38Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Grass Roots Democracy — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
Du Bois' campaigns for democracy were not always popular, even with those who shared his goals. In 1951, at the height of the Cold War, the United States government alleged that the 83-year-old scholar was an unregistered foreign agent for his . . . Map (db m194399) HM
39Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Great Barrington Bi-Centennial
On S Main Street at Dresser Avenue, on the right when traveling north on S Main Street.
To Commemorate Great Barrington Bi-Centennial 1761 - 1961Map (db m138422) HM
40Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Great Barrington Civil War Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 7) at Castle Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
A Tribute Of honor and Gratitude To Her Citizens Who Fought For Liberty and Union 1861. – 1865. Erected by the Town of Great Barrington. 1876.Map (db m58955) HM
41Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Great Barrington World War I Monument
On Castle Street at Main Street (U.S. 7), on the right when traveling east on Castle Street.
Erected November 11th 1936 By the School Children Of Great Barrington and Housatonic In Honor of the 359 Men and Women Who Served Their Country In the World War. Abel, Harrison G. • Ackerman, Arthur P. • Adams, Ernest W. • Alcott, Bruce . . . Map (db m58960) HM
42Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — I Have A Sentimental Desire to Keep this Place — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
You are entering the House of the Black Burghardts, as Du Bois called his grandparents' home, the place where he had lived as a child. Du Bois maintained a strong attachment to Great Barrington his entire life, and returned frequently to visit. . . . Map (db m194402) HM
43Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Last Battle of Shays Rebellion
On Sheffield-Egremont Road, on the right when traveling north.
Last Battle of Shays Rebellion was here Feb. 27, 1787.Map (db m37487) HM
44Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Laura Ingersoll Secord
On S Main Street at Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling north on S Main Street.
Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775 - 1868 Laura Ingersoll was born in a dwelling which stood on this site until 1913, when Mason Library was built. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dewey) and Thomas Ingersoll, a hatter and miller with privilege nearby . . . Map (db m138423) HM WM
45Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — Memorial Street Light
On Main Street (U.S. 7) at Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Memorial Street Light erected by Massachusetts Electric Company June 28, 1986 in recognition of William Stanley and his contributions to the Electric Utility IndustryMap (db m58987) HM
46Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — The House of the Black Burghardts — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
"It is the first home that I remember. There my mother was born and all her nine brothers and sisters.... [It was the] center of the world... a delectable place — simple, square and low, with the great room of the fireplace, the flagged kitchen, . . . Map (db m194758) HM
47Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — The Mahaiwe Theater
On Castle Street at Main Street (U.S. 7), on the left when traveling east on Castle Street.
The Mahaiwe Theater has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1905Map (db m58958) HM
48Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — The Niagara Movement
Near River Street near near Church Street.
The Niagara Movement was Du Bois’s first attempt to form a civil rights organization. This was the first substantial Black-organized protest movement of the twentieth century. It led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909. The first meeting . . . Map (db m149483) HM
49Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B Du Bois
Near S Main Street at Silver Street, on the left when traveling north.
“In 1950 the month of February had for me special meaning. I was a widower. The wife of 53 years lay buried in the New England hills beside her first born boy” W.Е.В. DuBois (1868-1963) Premier Architect of the American . . . Map (db m149481) HM
50Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois Birthsite
On Church Street near near School Street, on the right when traveling west.
“I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation.” Birthsite of W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963) Premier architect of the American Civil Rights Movement Erected by The Great . . . Map (db m149510) HM
51Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite
On South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m194401) HM
52Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Advocate for Rivers Here at Home
Near River Street near near Church Street.
I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation – W.E.B. Dubois Golden River Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois was an early founder of the Civil Rights . . . Map (db m149482) HM
53Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Architect of the Modern Civil Rights Movement — W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Near South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south.
”Make way for Democracy! We saved it in France, and by the Great Jehovah, we will save it in the United States of America, or know the reason why.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, “Returning Soldiers,” The Crisis, May 1919 William Edward . . . Map (db m194397) HM
54Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers Around the World
Near River Street near near Church Street.
Kindled by his love for the Housatonic River, W.E.B. Du Bois became a champion of rivers around the world. Harlem Renaissance writer and poet Langston Hughes composed “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” when he was only eighteen years . . . Map (db m149484) HM
55Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — William Stanley
On Main Street at Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
William Stanley 1858     1916 Inventor His genius made Great Barrington the first community to be lighted by alternating current in March 1886. Monument erected by the Rotary Club of Great Barrington on its fiftieth anniversary. May 18th . . . Map (db m58972) HM
56Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — William Stanley Overlook — Housatonic River Walk
Near near Dresser Avenue at River Street.
William Stanley (1858-1916) devised an innovative electric distribution system using an alternating-current transformer. His laboratory was in Horace Day’s rambling, vacant rubberwear factory, the foundation of which is just visible on the . . . Map (db m107662) HM
57Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Great Barrington — You Stand Free Because They Served
On Main Street (U.S. 7) at Castle Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
You Stand Free Because They Served In everlasting memory and tribute to the men and women of Great Barrington who, in defense of their country and the human rights of mankind, served with honor and distinction in the armed forces of the United . . . Map (db m58896) HM
58Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Hinsdale — Town of Hinsdale War Memorial
On South Street (Massachusetts Route 8) at Maple Street (Massachusetts Route 8), on the right when traveling south on South Street.
This memorial was erected by the Town of Hinsdale and dedicated May 30, 1923 The Civil War tablet and the cannon and balls, used in the Civil War are the gift of Francis E. Warren Soldier and Statesman, United States Senator . . . Map (db m157814) WM
59Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the Mountain — Mount Greylock State Reservation
On Rockwell Road, 8 miles north of Quarry Road, on the right when traveling north.
Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the Mountain Mount Greylock State Reservation Adams Overlook faces east, looking over the town of Adams to the Hoosac Range, a branch of the Berkshire Mountains. Named after Revolutionary War hero John . . . Map (db m85154) HM
60Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Bascom Lodge — John Bascom
On Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road.
John Bascom (1827 – 1911) Rest for the Weary Bascom Lodge has welcomed hikers, skiers, and sunrise-seekers since its completion in 1938. Designed by Pittsfield architect Joseph McArthur Vance, the lodge was built by Civilian Conservation . . . Map (db m85036) HM
61Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — In Memory of Jonathan Smith
On North Main Street (U.S. 7) at Bridge Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
A plain farmer of Lanesborough who by a speech full of good sense and good feeling carried the Massachusetts Convention September 1787 – February 1788 by a vote of 187 to 168 in favor of ratifying the Federal Constitution . . . Map (db m85175) HM
62Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Lanesborough Remembers
On North Main Street (U.S. 7) at Bridge Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
Lanesborough Remembers 1917   World War   1918 James R Adams • * Clarence G Bailey • Redfern Bailey • Joseph C Barnes • Louis D Barnes • Albert Beauvais • Albert E Bennett • Lochiel S Cameron • Robert Carlon • Edward Clairmont • Grover W Cross • . . . Map (db m85176) WM
63Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles Quarry Road when traveling north.
Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet Six hundred million years ago, this area was under a warm shallow ocean. As the underlying tectonic plates shifted, their continents collided, pushing the land upward into a great range of mountains. The . . . Map (db m85054) HM
64Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — One Hundred Years
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road.
One Hundred Years On June 20, 1898, a plot of 400 acres around the summit of Mount Greylock was established as the first State Reservation wilderness park, to be enjoyed and preserved by the people of Massachusetts. Those 400 acres were only the . . . Map (db m85118) HM
65Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — The First and Second Meeting Houses of Lanesborough
On North Main Street (U.S. 7) at Church Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
This Tablet On the Original Steps of Marble from Lanesborough Quarries Marks the Site of The First and Second Meeting Houses of the First Church of Christ in Lanesborough Organized March 28, 1764. “I have reared me a monument . . . Map (db m85177) HM
66Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — The Mount Greylock Summit — Mount Greylock State Reservation
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road when traveling north.
The Mount Greylock Summit Historic District Has Been Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1998Map (db m85174) HM
67Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — The Rockwell Road To Greylock
On Rockwell Road at Quarry Road, on the right when traveling north on Rockwell Road.
1907 The Rockwell Road To Greylock Built in 1906-7 by the county commissioners of Berkshire. Named for Francis W. Rockwell of Pittsfield, one of the original Greylock commissioners appointed in 1898 by Governor Roger Wolcott, and chairman from . . . Map (db m85030) HM
68Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — The Summit: A Peak Experience — Mount Greylock State Reservation
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles Quarry Road when traveling north.
The Summit: A Peak Experience Mount Greylock State Reservation In millennia past, native peoples may have used the summit as a place of pilgrimage but left the peak in its wild, natural state. Farmers cleared the top of the mountain in the . . . Map (db m85045) HM
69Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds — Mount Greylock State Reservation
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles Quarry Road when traveling north.
The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds Mount Greylock State Reservation Welcome to the peak of Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts and the focal point of the state’s first wilderness park. Greylock summit is an unusual . . . Map (db m85120) HM
70Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Veterans War Memorial Tower
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road when traveling north.
Erected By Massachusetts In Grateful Recognition Of The Loyalty And Sacrifice Of Her Sons And Daughters In War They Were Faithful Even Unto DeathMap (db m85117) WM
71Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — War Memorial Tower
Near Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles Quarry Road when traveling north.
War Memorial Tower The War Memorial Tower is Massachusetts’ official commemoration of its war dead. Dedicated in 1933, it is made from slabs of Quincy granite that weigh as much as 8 tons; the evocative epigrams are from First World War-era . . . Map (db m85119) HM
72Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lanesborough — Welcome to Mount Greylock State Reservation
On Rockwell Road, 0.6 miles north of Quarry Road.
Welcome to Mount Greylock State Reservation, a flagship Massachusetts State Park managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). DCR is committed to enhancing the vital connection between people and the environment fot the . . . Map (db m86559) HM
73Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lee — James Burt Veterans Memorial Park
On Main Street (U.S. 20) at Academy Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
James Burt Veterans Memorial Park In Memory of Those from Lee Who Died During War For Their Country World War I 1917 – 1918 James R. Bossidy • John T. Carty • Thomas M. Crerar • Russell R. Griffin • Thomas J. Fanning • Harry F. . . . Map (db m85004) HM
74Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lee — Lee — A Mill Town
On Housatonic Street (U.S. 20) at Fuller Street, on the right when traveling north on Housatonic Street.
Historically, the economy of Lee has been based on two industries, paper and marble. Paper making began in 1806. By the Civil War, Lee produced more paper than anywhere else in the US. In 1867, the Smith Paper Company manufactured the first wood . . . Map (db m184849) HM
75Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lee — Lee First Town Meeting
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 20) at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
On this site, in the log house of Peter Wilcox, was held the first town meeting – Dec. 26, 1777. The following men were elected to office. “Moderator – William Ingersoll Clerk – Prince West. These two, and Oliver . . . Map (db m86710) HM
76Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lee — Lee World War I Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 20) at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
To The Men Of Lee Who Gave All In The War For World Wide Liberty John R. Carty • Harry F. Cross • James R. Bossidy • Thomas M. Crerar • Harold M. Parker • Thomas J. Fanning • Russell R. Griffin • Charles T. Noonan • Milton D. Parker • Ivan . . . Map (db m86707) WM
77Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Lenox — Paterson / Egleston
On Main Street / Old Stockbridge Road (Massachusetts Route 7A) at Walker Sreet / West Street (Massachusetts Route 183), in the median on Main Street / Old Stockbridge Road.
(south face)Paterson (east face) In memory of Major General John Paterson, son of Colonel John Paterson, born 1744, died 1808; and Elizabeth Lee his wife, born 1749, died 1841. He was born in New Britain, Conn. Graduated at . . . Map (db m180228) HM
78Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Monterey — MA-4 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On Massachusetts Route 23, on the left when traveling east.
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24007) HM
79Massachusetts, Berkshire County, New Marlborough — Elihu Burritt — "The Learned Blacksmith" — 1810-1879 —
On New Marlborough-Monterey Road north of Hartsville-New Marlborough Road (Massachusetts Route 57), on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m136848) HM
80Massachusetts, Berkshire County, New Marlborough — Historic Town Meeting
On New Marlborough-Monterey Road north of Hartsville-New Marlborough Road (Massachusetts Route 57), on the left when traveling north.
On July 11, 1774, the people of New Marlborough Township assembled in their first Meeting-House here to record their opposition to certain acts of the British Parliament. On that day – nearly a year before the Battle of Bunker Hill – . . . Map (db m136846) HM
81Massachusetts, Berkshire County, New Marlborough — New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era
On Hartsville-New Marlboro Road (Massachusetts Route 57) east of New Marlborough-Monterey Road, on the left when traveling east.
In the year 1834, a handsome coach of the “Red Bird” line drew up here and set down its passengers for an overnight stay at the Village Inn. With this event, thereafter a daily occurrence, new Marlboro became the bustling midway station . . . Map (db m136847) HM
82Massachusetts, Berkshire County, North Adams — North Adams Civil War Soldiers Monument
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8A) at Church Street, in the median on Main Street.
1861 1865 Presented to the Town of North Adams by the Ladies' Soldiers Aid SocietyMap (db m198079) WM
83Massachusetts, Berkshire County, North Adams — North Adams Iron Company — Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac
On Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
On this site in the plant of the North Adams Iron Company, founded 1846 and from 1858 to 1862 operated by John Adam Beckley, the ore was smelted for the plates used in building the Monitor, the famous antagonist of the Merrimac in the first combat . . . Map (db m59537) HM
84Massachusetts, Berkshire County, North Adams — Veterans Memorial
On State Road (Massachusetts Route 2) 0.1 miles east of Phelps Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m118645) WM
85Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Otis — First Congregational Church — Otis, Massachusetts
On North Main Road (Massachusetts Route 8) at Monterey Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Road.
First Congregational Church Church Organized 1779 Building Dedicated 1815Map (db m85002) HM
86Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Otis — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On E. Otis Road (Massachusetts Route 23) at West Shore Road, on the left when traveling south on E. Otis Road.
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. . . . Map (db m97510) WM
87Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Otis — Otis Veterans Monument
On North Main Road (Massachusetts Route 8) at Monterey Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Road.
In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Otis Who Served Their Country In World War II Silas Budner • Howard J. Pollman • William S. Crittendon • Louis M. Bittman • Robert L. Soule, Jr. • Maxwell Pyenson • Nelson C. Tacy • Reginald J. Harrington • . . . Map (db m84974) WM
88Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Peru — Peru Honor Roll
On West Main Road (Route 143) at South Road, on the right when traveling east on West Main Road.
World War I Wisner, Clarence • Messenger, Edwin • Mongue, Lawrence • Corchran, Dave World War II Anderson, Albert L. • Anderson, Harold F. • Frusciente, Martin • Morrison, Wallace G. • Torrey, Kenneth F. • Quail, . . . Map (db m157811) WM
89Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Arrowhead — Home of Herman Melville
On Holmes Road, on the right when traveling south.
Arrowhead For thirteen years (1850-1863) the home of Herman Melville 1819 — 1891 Mariner and Mystic Author of Moby Dick (written in Pittsfield) and other tales of the sea. “Moby Dick is among the . . . Map (db m32337) HM
90Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at Allen Street, on the left when traveling west on East Street.
1961 - 1975 Dedicated to the men and women from Berkshire County who served their country during the Vietnam war and in memory of those who gave their lives. “To those who died honor and eternal rest, to those still in bondage . . . Map (db m85396) WM
91Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Coltsville Honor Roll
On Merrill Road (Massachusetts Route 9) at Crane Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Merrill Road.
[Died in Service] Charles Foley [Honor Roll of Veterans]Map (db m118744) WM
92Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Elkanah Watson
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at Allen Street, on the left when traveling west on East Street.
Erected To the Memory Of Elkanah Watson Nationally known as the father of the agricultural fair he was founder and first president of the Berkshire Agricultural Society. Near the old elm in this park 1807 its original exhibition was conducted . . . Map (db m85395) HM
93Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — First Agricultural Fair
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at North Street, on the left when traveling west on East Street.
Site of The First Agricultural Fair In America 1810 and The Pittsfield Elm 1524 - 1864Map (db m85397) HM
94Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at Wendell Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Street.
The Honorable Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex Francis Joseph Quirico Feb. 18, 1911 Captain, United States Army Appointed To The Massachusetts Superior Court, July 11, 1956 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Oct. 29, 1969 . . . Map (db m85253) HM
95Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Hancock Shaker Village
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m118819) HM
96Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Hancock Shaker Village: Powered by the Sun for Over 200 Years
Hancock Shaker Village installed this solar photovoltaic (pv) array in December 2009. Here is one sample pv panel for you to examine and touch (it is not connected to the array and will not harm you). Throughout the Village there are many . . . Map (db m118828) HM
97Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Henry Shaw Briggs
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at North Street (Route 9), on the right when traveling east on East Street.
Henry Shaw Briggs A Leader of Brave Men Born in Lanesboro August 1, 1824 Son of Governor George Nixon Briggs Graduated Williams College 1844 Harvard Law School 1848 Captain of Pittsfield Guards 1855 Captain of Allen Guards 1861 . . . Map (db m85252) HM
98Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams
On East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) at Allen Street, on the left when traveling west on East Street.
Erected To The Memory Of Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams Who Made Possible This Park Mr. Williams Gave The Land Mrs. Williams Once Saved The Old Elm From Destruction 1790Map (db m85394) HM
99Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — Old Town Hall
On East Street (U.S. 7) at Allen Street, on the right when traveling west on East Street.
Built 1832 Seat of Pittsfield Government 1832 – 1968 Restored 1970Map (db m198077) HM
100Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Pittsfield — On This Spot
On North Street at Maplewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Street.
On This Spot There Was 1814 – 1826 A United States Cantonment Later There Stood Here The Berkshire Gymnasium In 1841 The Young Ladies Institute Was Established By The Rev. W. H. Tyler In 1851 The Second Meeting House . . . Map (db m85211) HM

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