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Adams is bordered by New Ashford and Williamstown on the west, Cheshire on the south, Savoy on the east, Florida on the northeast, and North Adams on the north. Adams is 15 miles north of Pittsfield; 133 miles northwest of Boston; 65 miles from Albany, New York; and 158 miles from New York City.
Land Area: 22.94 sq. miles
Board of Selectmen
Representative Town Meeting
Year Incorporated as a town: 1778
Registered Voters (per Secretary of State 1994)
Total Registered 5,462
Democrats 2,470 (45.2 %)
Republicans 515 (9.4 %)
Other parties 1 (0.0 %)
Unenrolled Voters 2,476 (45.3 %)
Adams, Massachusetts has evolved from a farming community in the Hoosac River Valley to a bustling town filled with energy and industry.
Visitors to Adams can view the home of suffragette Susan B. Anthony and the monument to President William McKinley, a frequent visitor whose economic policies benefited the town.
Many of the old mills and their employee housing have been remodeled into apartments and galleries.
Adams has a wonderful display of Victorian-style homes that are well represented all over town.
One of the most beautiful places in Berkshire County is in Adams: The panoramic view from atop Mt. Greylock, which is the highest peak in Massachusetts.
Adams provides residents and visitors with many outdoor recreational opportunities. Fields, rivers, mountains and animals in their natural habitat lend to the beauty of the area. Tourists can also access year-round cultural events at area museums, theatres and colleges while visiting.
This booklet provides information on local government, town services, plus educational, cultural and recreational facilities in Adams and Cheshire. It was prepared by the advertising staff of The North Adams Transcript, Cathleen Holland, editor. For additional copies or to advertise, call (413) 663-3741. All information is also online at www.thetranscript.com.