Towns – Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts is a diverse city located in Berkshire County. Pittsfield was home to Herman Melville who completed ‘Moby Dick’ while living in Arrowhead. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Nathaniel Hawthorne frequented the city of Pittsfield as well. The Tony Award-winning Barrington Stage Company makes their home in the Colonial Theater of Pittsfield. Today many writers and artists call this bustling city home.

The Pittsfield State Forest provides endless trails through the beautiful Berkshires countryside.

Pittsfield’s Hancock Shaker Village was established over 200 years ago and today teaches visitors about the simple way of Shaker life.

GE Plastics, KB Toys, and a General Dynamics Defense Systems center, which secured a contract from the U.S. Navy for its state of the art defense technology, all call Pittsfield, MA home as well.

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Settled: 752
Incorporated: 1761
County: Berkshire

Pittsfield, MA Population:
2008: 42,652
2000: 45,793
1990: 48,622

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