Place:Egremont, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

Alt namesEgremont District
South Egremontsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates42.15°N 73.417°W
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States     (1760 - )
See alsoSheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States1790 and 1824 gained from Sheffield
Mount Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States1817 gained from Mount Washington
Contained Places
Riverside Cemetery

Egremont, founded in 1760, had no parent town.

  • February 13, 1760, established as the district of Egremont, from certain lands lying west of Sheffield.
  • August 23, 1775, made a town, by general act under which districts became towns.
  • February 6, 1790, bounds between Egremont and Alford established.
  • February 22, 1790, part of Sheffield annexed.
  • June 17, 1817, bounds between Egremont and Mount Washington established and part of each town annexed to the other.
  • February 16, 1824, part of Sheffield annexed.
  • June 4, 1869, bounds between Egremont and Sheffield established.


Modern Egremont

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Egremont is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,225 at the 2010 census. Egremont consists of two villages, North Egremont and South Egremont.


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Egremont was first settled in 1722 by Dutch settlers from New York. English settlers arrived a few years later, and the town was officially incorporated by Massachusetts in 1761. It is unclear whether the town is named for the English town or for the first Earl of Egremont, whose title was created shortly after Egremont's settlement. For much of its history, Egremont has been an agricultural town, with only a small milling area around South Egremont.

Around New Year's Day, 1776, General Henry Knox passed through the town with cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, which he was bringing to help end the Siege of Boston. Today, the path is known as the Knox Trail, and a historical marker is located in the village of North Egremont.

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