Place:West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameWest Stockbridge
Alt namesQueensboroughsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000568
TypeTown
Coordinates42.333°N 73.367°W
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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West Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,306 at the 2010 census.

History

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West Stockbridge was first settled in 1766 and was officially incorporated in 1775. The town grew out of Stockbridge, formerly known as Indiantown, and was originally called Queensborough. The area was part of the disputed border between Massachusetts and New York, which eventually left the town in its current state. The town grew as five separate villages (West Center, West Stockbridge, Freedleyville, Rockdale and Williamsville), with West Stockbridge growing the largest because of the railroad, which hauled iron ore and marble. The town had an ironworks in Williamsville, founded by Colonel Elijah Williams, and the furnace smokestack is the only part which remains of the works.

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