Place:Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameWashington
Alt namesGreenwoodsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000885
Hartwoodsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000885
Tukonicksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000885
TypeTown
Coordinates42.35°N 73.117°W
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Washington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 538 at the 2010 census.

History

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Washington was first settled in 1760 and was officially incorporated in 1777. The town was known by several different names, including Greenoch, Watsontown and Hartville, before being renamed in 1784 for George Washington. The town has always been rural, with few small industries, known more for being along the stage road to Pittsfield and along the rail line later. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie lives in Washington, as does singer/songwriter James Taylor.

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