New Boston Historical

New Boston Historical (HM1U5W)

Location: Sandisfield, MA 01255 Berkshire County
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N 42° 5.605', W 73° 4.533'

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New Boston
Settled 1751

Founded along the Farmington River by the Dantel Brown family of Boston. Smiths, Demings, Hawley and sears were also early farming settlers. The Browns established the New Boston Inn a store and mills.
The village was a lively commercial center throughout the 1800s under the Twinings, Dr. Parsons, Joseph Norton, the Clarks and Orlow Northway. In the 20th century Stricklands and later Gampettis were proprietors of the inn (c.1755) and the New Boston Store (c 17605-2012).
Other historically important points include the Hull Tannery Complex (1840-1917), "The Old Red Shop" wood milling at Roosterville (1844-1955) The Little Brown Church (1876) and "Suicide Hill" ski jump (1933-38).
In 1967 the hamlet of Colebrook River south of the village was removed for a flood control reservoir. The venerable Hawley Tavern (1798) there was also lost.
Sandisfield Historical Commission
August 2013
HM NumberHM1U5W
Year Placed2013
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 659148 N 4661940
Decimal Degrees42.09341667, -73.07555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.605', W 73° 4.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 36.3" N, 73° 4' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 S Main St, Sandisfield MA 01255, US
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