Place:Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameSandisfield
TypeTown
Coordinates42.1°N 73.133°W
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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Sandisfield is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 915 at the 2010 census.

History

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Sandisfield was first settled in 1750 as Housatonic Township Number 4, and was officially incorporated in 1762. It was most likely named to honor Lord Sandys, a British colonial official - pronounced 'Sands'. The town was mostly an agricultural setting in the earliest times, with rye fields and orchards filling the land. Sawmills grew up along the rivers, but most industry failed in the late nineteenth century, when a planned railway along the Farmington River fell through. Significant numbers of Ukrainian farmers moved in during the late nineteenth century, many of them running chicken farms.

The Record was published from 1981-1985 and The Newsletter for a decade during the 1990s. The volunteer-run Sandisfield Times has been published 11 times a year since 2009. Today the picturesque town is mostly rural, with some of the least densely populated parts of the state.

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