Place:Clarksburg, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameClarksburg
TypeTown
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States     (1798 - )
See alsoWindsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States1794 lost some area to Windsor
New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States1798 gained some area from New Ashford
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Cemetery
Clarksburg Cemetery

Clarksburg, founded in 1798, had no parent town. There are no published records.

  • March 14, 1793, incorporated as a town
  • February 26, 1794, part re-annexed to Windsor.
  • Feburary 6, 1798, part of District of New Ashford annexed.

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Modern Clarksburg

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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 officially incorporated in 1798.

Captain Matthew Ketchum, Colonel William Bullock, and Nicholas Clark are credited with settling the area in 1769; Clark later 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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