Place:Mount Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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NameMount Washington
Alt namesTauconnuck Mountains Plantationsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25020065
Tauconnuck Mount
TypeTown
Coordinates42.083°N 73.45°W
Located inBerkshire, Massachusetts, United States     (1779 - )
Contained Places
Hamlet
Boston Corners ( - 1857 )

Mount Washington, formerly known as Tauconnuck Mount, was founded in 1779. It had no parent town.

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Modern Mount Washington

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Mount Washington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 167 at the 2010 census, making it the smallest town in Berkshire County and, after Gosnold and Monroe, the third smallest in Massachusetts. The name "Washington" is a tribute to George Washington, who at the time of incorporation was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

History

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Mount Washington was first settled in 1692 and was officially incorporated in 1779.

In 1857, a portion of the town that was much less accessible from the rest of Mount Washington than from the adjacent town of Ancram, New York, was ceded to New York state, and added to Ancram's territory; it is now the hamlet of Boston Corner within Ancram.

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