Berkshire Barn Home 26 Acres. This large barn is reinforced on concrete foundation it is ideal for conversion to living pace. Located in Hancock minutes from Jiminey Peak Ski area this 26 plus acres and fields is an unusal find.
Berkshire Barn Home 26 Acres
Hancock MA Real Estate includes the Town of Hancock is bordered on the north by Williamstown, on the northeast by New Ashford, on the east by Lanesborough and Pittsfield, on the south by Richmond, on the west by Canaan, New Lebanon, Stephentown and Berlin, New York.
Most of northern Hancock is bound by the Taconic Mountains, between which the valley of the west branch of the Green River begins and continues northward, and the Kinderhook Creek valley begins and flows southwest into New York. To the west of Hancock, along the New York border, stands the western escarpment of the Taconic Mountains including Misery Mountain and Rounds Mountain, while the northeastern town line is bordered by the eastern Taconic escarpment peaks of Brodie Mountain, Sheeps Heaven Mountain, and Jiminy Peak (home to a ski area of the same name). Southern Hancock, where the Shaker Village is located, is dominated by the Taconic peaks of Pittsfield State Forest, including Tower Mountain, Smith Mountain, Berry Hill, Honwee Mountain, Doll Mountain, and Shaker Mountain
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles and a population of 721 people, 97% white. The median income for a household is $45,347 and the per capita income for the town is $22,250.
The town of Hancock in the Berkshires, was re-named for John Hancock in 1776, the year of its incorporation, from Plantation of Jericho, as it was called by the original settlers in 1762. Hancock Shaker Village was established there in 1790, becoming a thriving Shaker community before the movement’s mid-19th century demise. The Shakers were a religious order which believed in pacifism, celibacy and communal living. Worship could take the form of singing and ecstatic dance, which is why they were called the “Shaking Quakers”, or “Shakers.” The utopian sect is renowned today for its plain architecture and furniture.
Berkshire Barn Home 26 Acres
After reaching peak membership in the 1840s, with 19 “societies” scattered from Maine to Kentucky, and west to Indiana, the Shaker movement gradually dwindled. Today, only one village remains in the control of the last Shakers, located at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine. Hancock Shaker Village, now operated as a museum, is famous for its Round Stone Barn, built in 1826.
In 1960, the Hancock community was closed by the Shaker Central Ministry, and the next year Hancock Shaker Village, a non-profit museum was opened; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968.
Hancock is very rural with no industry and is primarily a tourist-centered community. Hancock is also the home of a one-of-a-kind barn museum, a campground, a nudist camp, as well as the largest ski area in Massachusetts, and boasts many fine inns, one dating back to 1767.
U.S. Route 20 passes through the southern end of town, from Pittsfield to the New York state line. Massachusetts Route 43 also passes through town, from the northern border with Williamstown, and is the main route through town, turning along Kinderhook Creek and into New York. There are no roads within the town that connect the two roads, however.
There is no rail, bus or air service within the town. The nearest services are in Pittsfield to the south, and Williamstown and North Adams to the north. The nearest airport with nationally connecting flights is Albany International Airport, approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of town.
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- Address: Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Price: $275,000
- Property ID: 4755
- Town Taxes: 391
- PropClass: Residential
- Property Type: Farms, Vacant Land, Affordable Homes
- County: Berkshire
- Town: Hancock
- Schools: Mt. Greylock Regional
- Agent Name: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: 518-928-7239
- Brokerage: Chatham Real Estate
- Phone: 518-392-6400