Becket, Massachusetts

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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Berkshire County Gotoarrow.png Becket


Town Clerk

557 Main St
Beclet, MA 01223
Phone: 413-623-8934 x 11
Fax: 413-623-6036
Email: townclerk@townofbecket.org
Website

Brief History

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Town of Becket in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


Migration

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Becket, Massachusetts included:[1]

  • Hampden and Berkshire Turnpike  from near Springfield, MA to the Becket Turnpike  at Becket, MA; toll booths open from 1829 to 1852; now I-90.[2]
  • Massachusetts 10th Turnpike 1800

Adjacent towns: Berkshire Co.: Lee | Otis | Tyringham | Washington | Hampden Co.: Blandford | Chester | Hampshire Co.: Middlefield

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Frederic J. Wood, "The Hampden and Berkshire Turnpike" in The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), 203-205. Internet Archive version online.