Berkshire County (pronounced / ˈ b ɜːr k ʃ ər /) is a county on the western edge of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2020 census , the population was 129,026.  Its largest city and traditional county seat is Pittsfield . 
Hampden County was split from Hampshire County in 1812, because Northampton, Massachusetts, was made Hampshire County's "shire town" in 1794; however, Springfield—theretofore Hampshire County's traditional shire town, dating back to its founding in 1636—grew at a pace far quicker than Northampton and was granted shire town-status over its own, southerly jurisdiction.
Aunque Massachusetts evitó muchas de las formas más violentas de la lucha racial vistas en otros lugares de Estados Unidos, ejemplos como las proyecciones de éxito electoral nativista (principalmente anti-católico) Know Nothing en la década de 1850,  las polémicas ejecuciones de Sacco y Vanzetti en la década de 1920,  y la oposición de Boston para la desegregación en el ...
Welcome to the official website of the Town of Essex, Massachusetts, USA! Incorporated in 1819, the Town of Essex is located in Essex County and is 26 miles north of Boston. Our population was 3,504 at the 2010 census. We hope that you find the site's content helpful and useful as you interface with the community.