MOUNT WASHINGTON MA REAL ESTATE HOUSES LAND
Mount Washington MA Real Estate includes the town of Mount Washington which is bordered on the west by Columbia County, New York, on a .5 mile portion of its southern border by Dutchess County, New York, and on the rest of the southern border by Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Mount Washington MA Real Estate
It is bordered on the north by Egremont, on the east by Sheffield, on the south by Salisbury, Connecticut, on the southwest by the Whitehouse Crossing section of North East, New York, and on the west by Ancram and Copake, New York.
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 22.4 square miles and a population of 130 people, 100% white. The median income for a household is $53,125 and the per capita income for the town is $50,149.
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.
Mount Washington has no doctor, no minister, no post office, no school, no fire department, no rescue squad, no gas station or store of any kind. Its only commercial enterprises are a pick-your-own blueberry farm and a summer camp. The town center is a humble intersection with a small church and, behind it, a modest Town Hall that doubles as a library.
Mount Washington MA Real Estate
There isn’t even a mountain named Washington here. Mount Washington is a community, population 137, on a mountain plateau. The name “Mount Washington” does not refer to Mount Washington of New Hampshire, New England’s highest peak, but to an archaic name for the southern Taconic Mountains in which the town sits. The name “Washington” is a tribute to George Washington, the first president of the United States. Four peaks — Cedar Mountain to the northwest, Alander in the southwest, Mount Race to the southeast, and Mount Everett to the northeast — form the corners of the town, enclosing a broad valley about 2,000 feet above sea level. This topography has isolated it from the rest of the state.
The isolation that has helped make Mount Washington immune to change has also allowed it to become a place of unspoiled natural beauty and a hikers’ mecca. Mount Washington is laced with dozens of trails, including paths to Bash Bish Falls; a deep natural chasm called Sage’s Ravine; and Mount Everett’s Guilder Pond, actually the highest pond in the state; as well as a long stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
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