Place:Clarksburg, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameClarksburg
TypeTown
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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Cemetery
Clarksburg Cemetery
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Clarksburg is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,702 at the 2010 census.

History

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Clarksburg was first settled in 1764 and was officially incorporated in 1798.

Captain Matthew Ketchum, Colonel William Bullock, and Nicholas Clark are credited with having originally settled the eventual township in 1769, and the latter ultimately became Clarksburg's namesake. The town began as a mostly agrarian community, with mills springing up along the waterways in the nineteenth century. The major mills were one to make cashmere, and several mills supplied gunpowder during the Civil War. However, the industry was stopped by the town after one of the mills exploded in 1869.

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