Pittsfield, Massachusetts

City: Pittsfield

County: Berkshire

State: Massachusetts

Lat/Long: 42.4450, -73.2528

Located on the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts, Pittsfield is the county seat of Berkshire County. Incorporated in 1761, the city is known for its production of paper and agricultural and leather goods and as a summer and winter resort. In 1800, its population was 2,261, and, by 1865, its population had grown to 9,679.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 959; J. E. A. Smith, The History of Pittsfield (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts, From the Year 1800 to the Year 1876 (Springfield, MA: C. W. Bryan, 1876), 20, 692.