Alford, Massachusetts

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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachustts Gotoarrow.png Berkshire County Gotoarrow.png Alford

Town Hall

Town Clerk

5 Alford Center Road
Alford, MA 01230
Phone: 413-528-4536
Fax: 413-528-4581

Quick History

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Establishment and former town name(s) [1]

16 February 1713: Established as the district of Alford from part of Great Barrington and certain common lands. (Province Laws, Vol. V, p. 236)

23 August 1775: Made a town, by general act under which districts became towns.

Archiac name: Podunke, Podunkville, Shawanon Purchase

Section/Villages within the town: Alford Center, East Alford, West Alford

Boundary Changes [1]

11 February 1779: Part of Great Barrington annexed.

6 February 1790: Bounds between Alford and Egremont

18 February 1819: Part of Great Barrington

17 March 1847: Part of West Stockbridge annexed.




Church History and Records




  1. USGS GNIS FID 607267
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator


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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Alford, Massachusetts included:[2]

Military History and Records

Civil War, 1861-1865



Town Records

Vital Records

  1. Vital Records of Alford Massachusetts to the Year 1850 Google Books

Societies, Libraries and Museums



  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 23 June 2011).
  4. Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
  5. Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "LOTNY" defined multiple times with different content
  7. Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  9. Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
  10. Huntting, 97-99.
  11. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  12. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  13. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  14. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  15. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  16. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  18. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.

Adjacent towns: Berkshire Co.: Egremont | Great Barrington | West Stockbridge | New York: Columbia Co.: Austerlitz | Hillsdale