Hancock is a beautiful small town framed by the Taconic Mountain Range in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts and includes the Pittsfield State Forest. Hancock is home to Rounds Mountain, Misery Mountain, Brodie Mountain, Sheeps Heaven Mountain, and Jiminy Peak. Founded by Shakers and named after John Hancock, this town contains the Hancock Shaker Village, which has been a historic landmark since 1961 and offers a replica Shaker village. The Hancock Shaker Village is a member of the National Register of Historic Places.
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Settled:1767 Incorporated:1776 County: Berkshire
Hancock, MA Population: 2008: 1,112 2000: 721 1990: 628