PERU MA REAL ESTATE HOUSES LAND
Peru MA Real Estate includes the Town of Peru which lies on the eastern border of Berkshire County, and is bordered by Windsor to the north, Cummington to the northeast, Worthington to the east, Middlefield to the south, Washington to the southwest, and Hinsdale to the west.
Peru MA Real Estate
Peru has the highest mean altitude of any town in the state. It lies on high ground in the Berkshire Hills, with three main peaks in the town. Much of Peru is forested, with a large portion of the northern third of town covered by a wildlife management area, and much of the southern third covered by the Peru and Middlefield State Forests.
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 26 square miles and a population of 821 people, 98% white. The median income for a household in the town was $44,531. The per capita income for the town was $18,636.
Originally known as Northern Berkshire Township Number 2 and including all of Hinsdale and part of Middlefield, the town was first settled in 1767 and was officially incorporated as Partridgefield in 1771. Originally named for Oliver Partridge, one of the three purchasers of the town (along with Governor Francis Bernard), the name was officially changed to Peru in 1806, on the suggestion of the Rev. John Leland, “because it is like the Peru of South America, a mountain town, and if no gold or silver mines are under her rocks, she favors hard money and begins with a P.”
The Berkshires town of Peru is today a bedroom community for Dalton, and Pittsfield of Berkshire county, and the Hampden county cities of Springfield and West Springfield.
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