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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Nickname: "Shire City"
Settled: 1752 – Incorporated: 1761
Zip Code(s): 01201 – Area Code(s): 413
Official website: http://www.pittsfield-ma.org/
Location
Location of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Government
County Berkshire County
Form of Government Mayor-council city
Mayor James M. Ruberto
Geography
Area
Total 42.3 mi² / 109.6 km²
Land 40.7 mi² / 105.5 km²
Water 1.6 mi² / 4.1 km²
Coordinates 42°27′00″ N
73°14′45″ W
Elevation 1039 ft / 317 m
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Population
Total (2000) 45793
Density 1124.3/mi² / 434.1/km²

Pittsfield is the largest city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. Its area code is 413. Its three zip codes are 01201, 01202, 01203. The population was 45,793 at the 2000 census and remains relatively stable. It is the county seat of Berkshire CountyGR6 and one of the population centers of Western Massachusetts. Image File history File links Crowneup. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 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In 2006, Forbes ranked Pittsfield as #61 in its list of Best Small Places for Business. In 2005, Farmer's Insurance ranked Pittsfield 20th in the United States as Most Secure Place To Live (Small Towns fewer than 150,000 residents).


Downtown Pittsfield is home to The Berkshire Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Athenaeum, Wahconah Park, Hebert Arboretum, live music, and the newly renovated historic Colonial Theater. A multiplex cinema is also planned for the near future. The Berkshire Museum is a local museum in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. From 1903, the Berkshire Athenaeum was responsible for the museum, which was founded by Zenas Crane, the grandson of the founder of Crane & Company, in the same year. ... The Hebert Arboretum is a new arboretum located at Springside Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. The Arboretum displays diverse collection of trees and other plants in formal landscapes and in a natural setting. ...


Pittsfield is home to Berkshire Community College, as well as Miss Hall's School, a private college-preparatory school for girls and one of the first girls' boarding schools established in New England (founded in 1898).


Williams College is located 20 miles North of Pittsfield, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (18% admission rate in 2006) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Williamstown is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...


The Pittsfield Airport offers access to the region via private and chartered aircraft ranging from single engine piston to multi-engine jet.

Contents

History

Pittsfield was first settled in 1752 and was officially incorporated in 1761. It was named after British nobleman and politician William Pitt. 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Lords and Barons prove their Nobility by hanging their Banners and exposing their Coats-of-arms at the Windows of the Lodge of the Heralds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... William Pitt could refer to: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister of Great Britain 1766-1768; often known as William Pitt the Elder William Pitt the Younger; his son; Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1801) and (1804-1806) William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James...


A group of young men came and began to clear the land in 1743, but threats of Indian raids associated with the conflict of the French and Indian War soon forced them to leave, and the land remained unoccupied by whites for several more years. Finally in 1752, settlers, many from Westfield, Massachusetts, arrived and a village began to grow, which was incorporated as Pontoosuck Plantation in 1753. By 1761 there were 200 residents and the plantation became the Township of Pittsfield, named in honor of British Prime Minister William Pitt, who later would champion the colonists’ cause before the revolution. Combatants France native allies: * Algonquin * Huron Great Britain native allies: * Iroquois Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) The French and Indian War was the nine year North American chapter of the Seven Years War. ... William Pitt could refer to: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister of Great Britain 1766-1768; often known as William Pitt the Elder William Pitt the Younger; his son; Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1801) and (1804-1806) William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James...


By the end of the revolutionary war, Pittsfield had expanded to nearly 2,000 residents. While primarily an agricultural area, because of the many brooks that flowed into the Housatonic River, the landscape was dotted with mills that produced lumber, grist, paper and textiles. With the introduction of Merino sheep from Spain in 1807, the area became the center of woolen manufacturing in the United States, an industry that would dominate the community’s employment opportunities for almost a century.


The town was a bustling metropolis by the late 19th century. In 1891, the City of Pittsfield was incorporated, and William Stanley, who had recently relocated his Electric Manufacturing Company to Pittsfield from Great Barrington, produced the first electric transformer. Stanley’s enterprise was the forerunner of the internationally known corporate giant, General Electric. Thanks to the success of GE, Pittsfield’s population in 1930 had grown to more than 50,000. While GE Advanced Materials (Plastics) continues to be one of the City’s largest employers, a workforce that once topped 13,000 was reduced to less than 700 with the demise and/or relocation of the transformer and aerospace portions of the General Electric empire. Great Barrington is the name of more than one place: Great Barrington, Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom Great Barrington, Massachusetts in the United States This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Historic events

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote "On the hither side of Pittsfield sits Herman Melville, shaping out the gigantic conception of his 'White Whale,' while the gigantic shape of Graylock[sic] looms upon him from his study-window." Herman Melville lived in Pittsfield from 1850 to 1863, during which time he wrote Moby-Dick, Pierre: or, The Ambiguities, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, and The Piazza Tales. His home, Arrowhead, is maintained as a museum by the Berkshire Historical Society, and visitors can see the peaks of Mount Greylock through the study-window, peaks which reminded Melville of a whale's back.[1] Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, essayist and poet. ... Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. ... The Piazza Tales is a collection of short stories by Herman Melville, which he published with Dix & Edwards in 1856 in the United States. ... Mount Greylock is a mountain of 3,491 feet (1,064 m) in northwestern Massachusetts, on the Appalachian Trail just south of Vermont and not too far east of New York. ...


On September 3, 1902 at 10:15 AM, during a two-week tour through New England campaigning for Republican congressmen, the barouche transporting President Theodore Roosevelt from downtown Pittsfield to the Pittsfield Country Club collided head-on with a trolley. Roosevelt, Massachusetts Governor Winthrop Murray Crane, secretary to the president George Bruce Cortelyou, and bodyguard William Craig were thrown into the street. Craig was killed; he was the first Secret Service agent killed while on a presidential protection detail. Roosevelt, whose face and left shin were badly bruised, nearly came to blows with the trolley engineer, Euclid Madden. Madden was later charged with manslaughter, to which he pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to six months in jail and a heavy fine. September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... A barouche was a fashionable type of horse-drawn carriage in the 19th century. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... A CLRV Streetcar in the City of Toronto. ... John Hancock, the first Governor The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Winthrop Murray Crane (1853 - 1920) was a U.S. political figure. ... G.B. Cortelyou George Bruce Cortelyou (July 26, 1862–October 23, 1940) was an American Presidential Cabinet secretary of the early 20th century. ... A bodyguard is a person or group of people who professionally protect someone (known as their principal) from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ... William Craig (1855-1902) was the first Secret Service agent killed in the line of duty. ... Because of both the secrecy of secret services and the controversial nature of the issues involved, there is some difficulty in separating the definitions of secret service, secret police, intelligence agency etc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Baseball in Pittsfield

In 2004, historian John Thorn discovered a reference to a 1791 by-law prohibiting anyone from playing "baseball" within 80 yards of the new meeting house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A librarian found the actual by-law in the Berkshire Athenaeum library, and its age was verified by researchers at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. Pittsfield is the name of some places in the United States: Pittsfield, Illinois Pittsfield, Maine Pittsfield, Massachusetts Pittsfield, Michigan Pittsfield, New Hampshire Pittsfield, New York Pittsfield, Vermont Pittsfield, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


If authentic and if actually referring to a recognizable version of the modern game, the 1791 document, would be, as of 2004, the earliest known reference to the game in America. See, Origins of baseball. Woodcut from A pretty little pocketbook Part of the History of baseball series. ...


The city has "reprinted" the by-Law with auxiliary documents.[1]


The socalled Broken Window By-Law is the earliest known reference to "baseball" in North America. A finding that baseball was invented in 1839 by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown provided the rationale for baseball centennial celebrations in 1939, including the opening of a National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in that city. But few historians ever believed it and "Hall" vice president Jeff Idelson has stated that "Baseball wasn't really born anywhere." A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Abner Doubleday Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893), was the founder of the game of baseball and was a career U.S. Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. ... Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, New York and is the County Seat. ...


Ulysses Frank Grant, born August 1, 1865 in Pittsfield, MA (died May 27, 1937), was an African American baseball player in the 19th century, who played in the International League and for various independent teams. He is widely considered to have been the greatest African-American player of the 19th century. Frank Grant (1868-1937) was an African American Negro League baseball player and International League baseball player in the 19th century. ...


Ferry, Alfred Joseph 'Cy', born September 27, 1878 , died September 27, 1938. A Major League Baseball Player. He made his major league debut on May 12, 1904, and played his final game on August 4, 1905. Ferry played for the Detroit Tigers in 1904, and the Cleveland Naps in 1905. He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1938, as is buried there.


Ferry, John Francis 'Jack', born April 7, 1887 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A Major League Baseball Player. He made his major league debut on September 4, 1910, and played his final game on June 7, 1913. Ferry played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1910 to 1913. He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, August 29, 1954.


Professional baseball has been played in Pittsfield's Wahconah Park since 1919. As of 2005, Wahconah Park was the home stadium for the NECBL Pittsfield Dukes, a summer amateur team. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Wahconah Park is a city-owned baseball park located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and nestled in a working class neighborhood. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 12-team amateur summer baseball league founded in 1993 and sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. ...


Mark Belanger, Golden Glove for the Baltimore Orioles, and Tom Grieve Outfielder for the Texas Rangers were both from Pittsfield.


Other references

The white terra-cotta Pittsfield Building in downtown Chicago is named after this location. It is a reference to the famous Chicagoan Marshall Field, who was born in Massachusetts and has a direct connection to Pittsfield as an apprentice merchant for several years in a Pittsfield store before heading west to Chicago. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... Marshall Field (1834 -1906) was founder of Marshall Field and Company, the Chicago based chain of department stores. ...


Local business

Pittsfield is home to the following businesses:

  • General Electric (Plastics/Advanced Materials Division)
  • KB Toys - World Headquarters
  • Chemex Corporation
  • General Systems
  • Laurin Publishing
  • Thaddeus Clapp House, a historic bed and breakfast inn.
  • General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Interprint Incorporated
  • La Cocina Live Music Venue
  • New England Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
  • Guido's Fresh Marketplace, a family run market devoted to fresh organic and locally grown produce, dairy, and meat.
  • WorkshopLive, an online music education company specializing in guitar, bass, and keyboard lessons.

GE redirects here. ... KB Toys (originally known as Kay Bee Toys) is a chain of mall-based retail toy stores in the United States. ... WorkshopLive is an online music education company based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. The brain-child of its CEO, David Smolover, WorkshopLive launched its web site in December of 2005 with five-hundred guitar lessons in various genres. ...

General information

Pittsfield is centrally located in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and borders Lenox, Massachusetts, home of Tanglewood - summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Settled: 1750 â€“ Incorporated: 1775 Zip Code(s): 01240 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... Tanglewood Music Shed and lawn. ... The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the worlds most renowned orchestras. ... The Tanglewood Jazz Festival, is a summer music festival, featuring contemporary jazz artists. ...


Many of the Berkshires' oldest homes, dating to the mid-18th century, can be found in Pittsfield, as well as historic neighborhoods dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historic Pittsfield Homes
Historic Pittsfield Homes

Several small multi-generational farms can still be found in Pittsfield, though suburban sprawl and unwise land development has recently claimed some of this land. Image File history File linksMetadata Historic_Pittsfield_Home_8-13-2006_10-40-45_PM.jpg‎ created this ourselves and release it to the public domain I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Historic_Pittsfield_Home_8-13-2006_10-40-45_PM.jpg‎ created this ourselves and release it to the public domain I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Pittsfield, MA has two large lakes, Pontoossuc Lake and Onota Lake. Pontoosuc Lake is nearby to the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club, a public 18 hole golf course, one of several golf courses in Pittsfield. Onota Lake is home to the Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society.


Pittsfield is home to Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, 264 acres of woods, fields, and wetlands maintained by the Massachusetts Audobon Society. Bousquet Ski Area and Summer Resort entertains visitors and residents year-round with skiing, water slides, go-karts, and other fun activities.


Pittsfield is also home to the Pittsfield State Forest, a 65 acre park with hiking and cross-country skiing trails, camping, picnic areas, and a swimming beach. Located within the Pittsfield State Forest is Berry Pond, the highest natural body of water in the state of Massachusetts.

Berry Pond
Berry Pond

Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Village consists of 20 historic buildings set on 1,200 acres of farm, field, meadow and woodland, and a collection of 22,200 objects. Each year 75,000 visitors from around the world come to the Village to experience programs, view the Village's premier collection, and learn about Shaker life. Image File history File linksMetadata Berrypondvista. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Berrypondvista. ...


The Berkshire Bike Path Council is presently working with the City of Pittsfield and local residents to extend the Ashuwillticook Trail, a popular 10.5 paved trail located just North of Pittsfield through Pittsfield to Great Barrington, south of Pittsfield and Lenox.   Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Environmental issues

Pittsfield contains an area designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Superfund site due to the high content of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a suspected carcinogen. The source of this contamination is the largely vacant General Electric operations. The EPA has also selected the City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for a Superfund Redevelopment Pilot.


The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) is using the Pilot funds to develop a reuse plan for the GE site. Economic redevelopment of the property represents the area’s best opportunity to attract businesses to the area, resulting in jobs and an increase in the city’s tax base.


The total contaminated areas include Silver Lake, former GE properties, residential properties, and "areas where soil was contaminated by the migration of the wastes via the Housatonic River" most notably the floodplain from Pittsfield to Lenox.


The Housatonic River Initiative (HRI), a non-profit coalition of Berkshire County residents, is working to restore the Housatonic River and its floodplain as a major community asset, a river safe to fish and swim.


The controversy concerning this issue garnered media attention in the late 1990s. An article in The Boston Globe (August 10, 1997) revealed that "a 1948 GE memo obtained by the Globe indicates that company officials relied to some extent on residents' willingness to take the fill as a way of handling its industrial waste. 'This is the last section anywhere near the plant where we can dump most anything that comes out of the factory,' a GE manager wrote in 1948 when describing the filling of the residential areas.'"


The year 1999 was a milestone for Pittsfield, when negotiations between EPA, the state, General Electric and the City resulted in a landmark settlement – valued at over $250 million – to clean up Pittsfield and the Housatonic River. The settlement was memorialized in a Consent Decree that was entered in federal court the following year, making it a binding legal agreement.


In the years since the settlement was reached, the EPA, state agencies, the City and GE have undertaken one of the largest and most complex cleanups in the country, while meeting the underlying objectives of the settlement: remediation, revitalization, and restoration.


Examples of success are in plain view, most notably along the ancient Housatonic River as it winds through Pittsfield. Clean up work is complete on the first previously PCB-laden ½ mile of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the GE facility. Exceptional progress has been made on the 1 ½ Mile Reach between Lyman Street and Fred Garner Park.


The EPA has overcome significant engineering hurdles, allowing this $90 million portion of the EPA clean up to be ahead of schedule and likely completed in late 2006.


GE has also removed contaminated soil and restored 27 residential properties abutting the river. To date, more than 115,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment, bank, and floodplain soil have been removed from the river and from people's yards, making a safer environment for children to play.


Sources:


http://www.epa.gov/ne/ra/column/archive/2006/pittsfield_cleanup_20060303.html


http://www.epa.gov/superfund/programs/recycle/pilot/facts/r1_05.htm


http://housatonic-river.com/index.php


Geography

Pittsfield is located at 42°27′8″N, 73°15′6″W (42.452184, -73.251530)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 109.6 km² (42.3 mi²). 105.5 km² (40.7 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it (3.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Map of Berkshire County
Map of Berkshire County

The two primary streets in Pittsfield are East/West Street and North/South Street. East Street runs from to Dalton, MA (at its East end) until the town center, at which point it becomes West Street and continues until Hancock, MA. North Street runs from Lanesborough, MA (at its North end) to the town center, at which point it becomes South Street and continues to Lenox, MA. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (390x698, 189 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (390x698, 189 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Major US Routes 7 & 20 pass through or near the center of Pittsfield, and State Routes 8, 9, 41 and nearby 295 offer direct connections from the three nearby states of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, as well as points East. The city of Pittsfield is also accessible from Interstate 90 to the south. Pittsfield is reachable in approximately 2 hours from Boston and 2.5 hours from New York City.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 45,793 people, 19,704 households, and 11,822 families residing in the city. The population density was 434.1/km² (1,124.3/mi²). There were 21,366 housing units at an average density of 202.5/km² (524.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.58% White, 3.66% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,704 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,655, and the median income for a family was $46,228. Males had a median income of $35,538 versus $26,341 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,549. About 8.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Recent population trends

1930 49,677
1940 49,684
1950 53,348
1960 57,879
1970 57,020
1980 51,974
1990 48,622
2000 45,793
2002 45,023 (estimate)
2010 42,199 (estimate)
2020 39,115 (estimate)

Sources: Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Weather

Current Weather in Pittsfield


Education

  • High Schools
    • Miss Hall's School (College Prep)
    • Pittsfield High School (Public School) PHS
    • Taconic High School (Public School) THS
    • St. Joseph's Central High School (Private, Catholic school)SJCHS
  • Middle Schools
    • Herberg Middle School (Public School) HMS
    • Reid Middle School (Public School) RMS
    • St. Mark's Middle School (Private, Catholic School)
  • Elementary Schools
    • Allendale Elementary (Public School) AES
    • Capeless Elementary (Public School) CES
    • Crosby Elementary (Public School) CES
    • Egremont Elementary (Public School) EES
    • Morningside Community (Public School) MCS
    • Silvio O. Conte Community (Public School) CCS
    • Stearns Elementary (Public School) SES
    • Williams Elementary (Public School) RMS
  • Alternative Education
    • Hibbard Alternative (Public School) HAS
  • Universities
    • Berkshire Community College BCC

Miss Halls School is an all-female college preparatory secondary school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. ...

Points of interest

Arrowhead (1780) was the home of American author Herman Melville during his most productive years from 1850-1863. ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, essayist and poet. ... The Berkshire Athenaeum is a public library (1872) based on a previously private athenaeum, and now located at 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. ... The Berkshire Museum is a local museum in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. From 1903, the Berkshire Athenaeum was responsible for the museum, which was founded by Zenas Crane, the grandson of the founder of Crane & Company, in the same year. ... The Hebert Arboretum is a new arboretum located at Springside Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. The Arboretum displays diverse collection of trees and other plants in formal landscapes and in a natural setting. ...

Media

Newspaper

The Berkshire Eagle is a daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and covering all of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as well as four New York communities near Pittsfield. ...

Radio and television

Pittsfield is located in the Albany television market and is the community of license for a station in that market, My Network TV affiliate WNYA. Springfield stations also serve the market with two (WWLP-NBC and WGBY-PBS) on cable. Also carried on cable, but not necessarily serving Pittsfield, are Hartford's WFSB (CBS) and Boston's WCVB (ABC). Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area    - City 56. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WNYA, channel 51, is the callsign of the UPN affiliate for the Albany, New York area. ...   Nickname: City of Homes Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 01103 01107 01108 01119 01129 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... WWLP-TV TV 22 is the NBC affiliate serving the Springfield / Holyoke, Massachusetts television market. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WGBH is an established public television station for Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with public radio stations (PBS, and NPR & PRI). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... WFSB, channel three, is an affiliate of the CBS television network serving most of the state of Connecticut. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Pittsfield is home to (or obtains strong signals from) the following radio stations:

  • 860 kHz WSBS (AC, licensed to Great Barrington)
  • 1110 kHz WUHN (Oldies//WUPE)
  • 1340 kHz WBRK (Standards)
  • 1420 kHz WBEC (Talk)
  • 89.7 MHz WTBR-FM (Variety)
  • 90.3 MHz WAMC-FM (NPR, licenced to Albany, NY, tower on Mount Greylock)
  • 91.1 MHz WHVP (Christian-Sound of Life Radio, licenced to Hudson, NY, tower in Chatham, NY)
  • 95.9 MHz WBEC-FM (Hot AC)
  • 100.1 MHz WUPE (Oldies, licensed to North Adams)
  • 101.7 MHz WBRK-FM (AC)
  • 102.7 MHZ WEQX (Modern Rock, licensed to Manchester, VT)
  • 105.1 MHZ WAMQ (NPR//WAMC, licensed to Great Barrington)

Signals from Albany, New York and Springfield, Massachusetts also reach Pittsfield as well as some signals from Hartford, Connecticut and even Boston depending on location. Mount Greylock is a mountain of 3,491 feet (1,064 m) in northwestern Massachusetts, on the Appalachian Trail just south of Vermont and not too far east of New York. ... The Sound of Life radio network is a regional Christian radio network headquarterd in Lake Katrine, New York and serves eastern New York State, northern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania, and western New England. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area    - City 56. ...   Nickname: City of Homes Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 01103 01107 01108 01119 01129 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Cable television subscribers of TimeWarner Cable in the City of Pittsfield receive Public, Education and Government access channels (PEG Access), provided by Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV), on channels 16, 17 and 18:

  • Access Pittsfield, channel 16, Public Access
  • Pittsfield ETV, channel 17, Education Access
  • Citylink, channel 18, Government Access

Pittsfield Community Television is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization and a member of the Alliance for Community Media. Programming on PCTV is available 24 hours per day, year-long, and is available online at www.pittsfieldtv.org.


Transportation

Pittsfield is located at the crossroads of U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 20 which join together in the city. The nearest interstate, Interstate 90 (the MassPike) is located about 10 miles south in Lee. Original-style Vermont US 7 shield with embossed features United States Highway 7 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 309 miles (497 km) from northern Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ...   Lee is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Long-distance ground transportation in Pittsfield is based at the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center which serves as the station for Amtrak trains and Peter Pan buses. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA), the transit provider for Pittsfield and vicinity, is based at the Intermodal Center and also uses it as a hub for most of its lines. Other information Opened 2004 Code PIT Owned by BRTA The Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center is a long-distance ground travel (rail and bus) terminal serving the Pittsfield, Massachusetts area and surrounding areas. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ...


Sister cities

Pittsfield has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):

There is also a cultural exchange with: Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Cheongju is a city in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea, and the capital of North Chungcheong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Straubing is an independent city in Niederbayern. ...

Notable residents

  • Thomas Allen, born in Pittsfield, was a railroad builder and member of the United States Congress[2]
  • William Allen, born in Pittsfield, complier of the first work of general biography published in the United States[2]
  • Herman Melville, the author resided at Arrowhead in Pittsfield, MA where he wrote his most famous novel, Moby Dick.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, summered in Pittsfield. His mother's family owned 26,000 acres in Pittsfield.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, educator, linguist owned a home on East Street.
  • Jack Welch, well-known CEO of General Electric.
  • Frank Grant, famous 19th century African-American baseball player.
  • Elizabeth Banks, actress who performed in the films Seabiscuit, Spider-Man, and 40 Year Old Virgin.
  • Adrian Pasdar, actor, born in Pittsfield, MA in 1965, married Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks in June 2000.
  • Stephanie Wilson, American astronaut.
  • Jay Mcinerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City (1984) on which the popular film is based.
  • Emily Erwin of the Dixie Chicks, born in Pittsfield.
  • William Stanley, invented the first alternating current electrical transformer.
  • Daniel Fox, shares credit for the invention of LEXAN plastic.
  • Samuel Harrison, Chaplain for the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War
  • Elaine Giftos, film and television actress, born in Pittsfield.
  • Nancy Graves, American sculptor and painter, born in Pittsfield.
  • Gordon McKay, 19th century inventor and industrialist, born in Pittsfield.
  • William Miller, famous 19th century preacher, born in Pittsield.
  • James Walter Thompson, 19th century advertising pioneer.
  • Marshall Field, founded Chicago's Marshall Field's department stores, took his first job in 1853 as a clerk in a Pittsfield.
  • Elkanah Watson, author and agriculturist, in 1810 held the first county fair in the country in Pittsfield.
  • Brian Louis Piccolo, Chicago Bears halfback, subject of movie Brian's Song, born in Pittsfield.
  • Sharif Ali, Senior Partner at Aimee Entertainment Agency in Los Angeles, born in Pittsfield.

Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Thomas Allen (August 29, 1813-April 8, 1882) was a railroad builder and later a member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. ... Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, essayist and poet. ... Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Francis Jack Welch, Jr. ... Frank Grant (1868-1937) was an African American Negro League baseball player and International League baseball player in the 19th century. ... Banks in Heights Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell on February 10, 1974) is an American actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Natalie Louise Maines (born on October 14, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who achieved success as the lead singer for the successful female country group, the Dixie Chicks. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... stephanie wilson is a hot chick. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... See: Sir William Stanley (?-1485) -Brother of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby); fought at the Battle of Bosworth Field Sir Willam Stanley bt. ... Dr. Daniel W. Fox and LEXAN polycarbonate (GE Plastics press release, reproduced with permission Dr. Daniel W. Fox (about 1927 - February 15 1989) was a polymer chemist who is often regarded as the father of LEXAN. LEXAN is the flagship product of GE Plastics (a division of General Electric) and... The Storming of Fort Wagner, the most famous battle fought by the 54th Massachusetts The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was one of the first official Black units in the United States armed forces[1], an infantry regiment that fought in the American Civil War. ... Nancy Graves (1940-1995) was an American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and sometimes filmmaker known for her focus on natural phenomena like camels or maps of the moon. ... William Miller or Bill Miller may refer to: Bill Miller (athlete) (b. ... James Walter Thompson (1847-1928) was the founder of the JWT advertising agency and a pioneer of many advertising techniques. ... Marshall Field (1834 -1906) was founder of Marshall Field and Company, the Chicago based chain of department stores. ... Brians Song is a 1971 made-for-TV movie, recalling the details of the life of Brian Piccolo (played by James Caan), a football player stricken with terminal cancer, and his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams), who helps him through the difficult struggle. ...

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 Regions 

The Berkshires | Blackstone Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Greater Boston | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | Quabbin Valley | South Coast | South Shore | Western Massachusetts Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... State seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as or ) is a region located in Western Massachusetts (with portions located in the adjacent states of Vermont, New York, and Connecticut). ... The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann, Massachusetts Landsat satellite photo of Cape Ann Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston. ... The Merrimack Valley is the region surrounding the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. ... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The Quabbin Valley is a region of Massachusetts. ... The South Coast of Massachusetts is the region of southeastern Massachusetts consisting of southern Bristol and Plymouth counties bordering Buzzards Bay, and includes the cities of Fall River and New Bedford and nearby towns. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

Counties

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in on the western edge of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1641 â€“ Incorporated: 1671 Zip Code(s): 02554 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

Cities

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester This is a complete list of cities in Massachusetts. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1634 â€“ Incorporated: 1694 Zip Code(s): 02703 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1637 â€“ Incorporated: 1638 Zip Code(s): 02601 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://town. ...   Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01915 â€“ Area Code(s): 978 / 351 Official website: www. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ...   Settled: 1700 â€“ Incorporated: 1821 Zip Code(s): 02301 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ...   Settled: 1652 â€“ Incorporated: 1848 Zip Code(s): 01013, 01020, 01021 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Easthampton is a city[1] in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... The Fall River skyline, as seen from Somerset. ...   Nickname: River City Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Franklin is a city[1] in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Settled: 1764 â€“ Incorporated: 1785 Zip Code(s): 01440 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA The Town of Greenfield, a city to be known as the Town of Greenfield is located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1641 Zip Code(s): 01830 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1847 Zip Code(s): 01840 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: Pioneer Plastics City Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1740 Zip Code(s): 01453 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1826 Zip Code(s): 01852 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1850 Zip Code(s): 01901-01905 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Malden Auditorium in 1909   Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1649 Zip Code(s): 02148 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Marlborough is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School prior to its demolition in 2005 Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Methuen, MA The Town of Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Whaling City A view of New Bedford from the harbor Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1787 Zip Code(s): 02740, 02744, 02745, 02746 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01950 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: The Garden City Settled: 1639 â€“ Incorporated: 1688 Zip Code(s): 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02467, 02468, 02495 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...   North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. The population was 28,978 at the 2000 census. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1625 â€“ Incorporated: 1792 Zip Code(s): 02169, 02170, 02171 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://ci. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: City of Homes Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 01103 01107 01108 01119 01129 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1842 Zip Code(s): 02143 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Southbridge is a city[1] in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...   Often called the true birthplace of the industrial revolution, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1630 Zip Code(s): 02472 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city[1] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: The Whip City Founded Incorporated May 19, 1669   County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 02188 - 02189 - 02190 - 02191 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1330 words)
Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Pittsfield was first settled in 1752 and was officially incorporated in 1761.
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There are in Pittsfield 6 woolen and 2 cotton mills, and manufactures of muskets, iron castings, tin ware, leather, hats, carriages, prunella buttons, chairs, corn brooms, cabinet ware, andc.; total amount, the year ending April 1, 1837, $688,716.
Pittsfield is one of the pleasantest towns in New England: it lies 1,000 feet above the level of the sea, in a fertile valley between the Taughkannick [Taconic] and Green mountain ranges.
The village is well located and contains many beautiful buildings, which, with the fine scenery and well cultivated farms that surround it, presents a great variety to charm the eye and to gratify the taste of the intelligent agriculturalist.
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