Great Barrington, MA | The Berkshires

Founded in 1766, the Berkshire town of Great Barrington, MA, holds significant importance in our nation’s history. It was the first town in the United States to have electric street lights. It was also the site of the first armed resistance against the British, which happened two years prior to the Revolutionary War. Great Barrington, MA was also where the first slave was freed. The Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington is the largest town in South County with over 7,000 residents. It is also the largest commercial town in the area with a wide array of shops, galleries and restaurants to visit. You can spend the whole afternoon meandering through its shops, and then spend the evening catching a show at the Mahaiwe Theatre.

Great Barrington, MA
Three Mile Hill c. 1915

Great Barrington, MA information:
Population: 7,527
Settled: 1726
Incorporated: 1761
Named after the village in Gloucestershire, England
Elevation: 721ft
Great Barrington, MA town website
Town Hall: 334 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: (413) 528-1619

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