Adams, MA Local Area Information

About Area

In the 18th century, the Society of Friends settled the wilderness of the Hoosac River Valley and created the first community that became Adams. Located between Mt. Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Range, the town grew from a small farming community to a prosperous industrial town.

Today, visitors are reminded of the town's history while viewing the monuments to suffragette Susan B. Anthony and President William McKinley, a frequent visitor whose economic policies benefited the town. Also visible is the rich Victorian architectural legacy, which can be found on many town streets.

The most captivating scene in town is a view from the top of Mt. Greylock. In 1985, the State authorized $8.5 million to prepare roads, utilities and some public amenities to encourage private development for recreational and educational use.

Centrally located, Adams provides visitors with year-round cultural events at local museums and colleges, and numerous outdoor sporting activities.

Location Western Massachusetts, 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.

Total Area: 22.94 sq. miles

Land Area: 22.94 sq. miles

Population: 9,445

Density: 412 per sq. mile

Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development

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