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Adams, Massachusetts
Year Incorporated

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Town Clerk
First Floor, Town Hall
8 Park Street
Adams, MA 01220
Voice: (413) 743-8320
Fax: (413) 743-8316

On-Site Resources

The Story Of The Hoosac Tunnel.
Edited and adapted from a 1882 article outlining the lengthy development of the Hoosac tunnel from initial conception to completion. Includes funding, engineering issues, trade, and much more.

Adams and North Adams. by Clinton Q. Richmond.
Twenty-one page article describing the history of Adams and North Adams, Massachusetts. Some of the topics addressed include geography, Fort Massachusetts, Ephraim Williams, French & Indian War, Manufacturing companies, prominent citizens, the state Normal School and the eventual split of Adams into two towns. Originally published in New England Magazine, 1899. Illustrated. [Note: this is listed on both the Adams and North Adams pages.]

Off-Site Links

Official Town of Adams Site

Adams Historical Society

Adams Census, 1790

Adams Profile (PDF Format). Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

Commonwealth Community Profile & Links related to the town including addresses of libraries.

Berkshire County
Western Mass History & Genealogy

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Last Update 08 May 2006