CLARKSBURG MA REAL ESTATE
Clarksburg MA Real Estate includes the Town of Clarksburg, Pownal and Stamford, Vermont, Florida, North Adams, and Williamstown I t is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,702 at the 2010 census. The town is bordered on two sides by mountains, with East Mountain and Bald Mountain to the west, and the Hoosac Range to the east. In the northern part of the valley is Clarksburg State Park, operated by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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The first documented inhabitant of what would become the Town of Clarksburg was a Soldier from Fort Massachusetts named Seth Hudson (hence the Hudson Brook naming)in 1749, when he felled a tree just North of Natural Bridge). He was both a Soldier and Surgeon from Fort Massachusetts in the neighboring City of North Adams, who went on to later help found the neighboring Town of Pownal, Vermont.
Clarksburg was first settled in 1764 and was officially incorporated in 1798.
Captain Matthew Ketchum, Colonel William Bullock, and Nicholas Clark are credited with having originally settled the eventual township in 1769, and the latter ultimately 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 in the area of what was “Sunnysides Lounge”, and that section of Town was known for many years as “Powdermill Flats”.
Clarksburg MA Real Estate
Originally, the Town contained 10,400 acres. As early as 1829 there were four mills running all year round. Briggsville, where the earliest post office in the Town was established and had A.A. Lee for its Postmaster. Clarksburg was officially incorporated in 1798.
In the northern part of the valley is Clarksburg State Park, operated by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park is home to Mauserts Pond and offers picnicking, hiking, and camping, as well as other recreational activities. On the Vermont side of the border lies the Green Mountain National Forest. The Appalachian Trail crosses from north to south through the town, passing just west of the peak of East Mountain, the highest point in town, at 2,300 feet (700 m).
Route 8 is the only state route through town, and is the main road. The nearest interstate highway is Interstate 91, which is 35 miles (56 km) east of town along Route 2, also known as the Mohawk Trail, which ends just south of town and whose hairpin turn is located just within the town border near the town’s southeast corner.
There is no rail service in town, and the nearest bus services are located in North Adams. The nearest regional airport is Harriman and West Airport in North Adams, and the nearest airport with national service is the Albany International Airport.