MONTEREY MA REAL ESTATE HOUSES LAND
Monterey MA Real Estate includes the Town of Monterey which is bordered by Tyringham to the north, Otis to the east, Sandisfield to the southeast, New Marlborough to the south, and Great Barrington to the west.
Monterey MA Real Estate
Monterey lies 21 miles south-southeast of Pittsfield, 37 miles west of Springfield, and 124 miles west of Boston. Monterey lies in the southern end of the Berkshires, at the headwaters of the Konkapot River. The river rises from Lake Garfield, which is surrounded by several hills, and Lake Buel, which lies along the New Marlborough town line.
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 27.3 square miles and a population of 934 people, 97% white. The median income for a household is $49,750 and the per capita income for the town is $30,992.
Monterey was first settled by colonists in 1739 as a part of Housatonic Township Number One. The first permanent settlers were Lieutenant Isaac Garfield, Thomas Slaton and Captain Brewer who arrived in the spring and summer of 1739. It was Captain Brewer who built the first saw mill later that year on Konkapot Brook outfall of Twelve Mile Pond (Lake Garfield) north of the present village.
Monterey MA Real Estate
The township had two villages, along Hop Brook to the north (modern Tyringham) and Konkapot River in the south (modern Monterey). The town was officially incorporated as Tyringham in 1767. In the earliest days of 1776, General Henry Knox passed through the town, bringing cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in New York to aid in ending the Siege of Boston. Today, the path he took is known as the Henry Knox Trail.
The history of Town of Monterey is also that of Tyringham, as Monterey (or South Tyringham) was not separated and incorporated as a separate town until 1847. Previously called Green Woods or South Tyringham, the local people voted to name the new town Monterey to commemorate the Battle of Monterrey that took place a year earlier in the Mexican-American War. The town was mostly known for its sawmills, but today it is a rural community, known more for its recreational areas in the state forests and along the lake.
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