Lanesborough, Massachusetts
Year Incorporated

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Town Clerk
Town Hall
83 North Main Street
Lanesborough, MA 01237
Phone: (413) 442-1167

On-Site Resources

The Home of Josh Billings, by Edith Parker Thomson. Short article describing the author Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885), who had the pen name of "Josh Billings" Shaw was a well-known humorist and was said to be better known than his contemporary, Mark Twain—he is often quoted even today. Shaw was originally from Lanesborough, a focus of this article.

Off-Site Links

Lanesborough 1790 Census

Official Lanesborough Page.

Lanesborough 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 23 Sep 2005