Cummington

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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Home to the popular Greenwood Music Camp, the northwestern Hampshire County town of Cummington is a peaceful rural community with a wealth of unspoiled natural resources.

Named after Colonel John Cumings, the town’s original landowner, Cummington encompasses just over 23 square miles. The northwestern Hampshire County town is home to about 872 residents, who enjoy its rural nature, historic charm and community-wide events and activities, particularly the highly anticipated annual Cummington Fair, a long-standing tradition each August. The popular Greenwood Music Camp is also located here. Although it is a small town, settled in 1762 and incorporated in 1779, Cummington has several interesting claims to fame. In 1945, a documentary film, “The Cummington Story,” which focused on a group of European refugees, was filmed here. Also, several Revolutionary War patriots are buried in town, and Cummington is also the birthplace of the late William Cullen Bryant, a noted newspaper editor and poet whose home, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, has been preserved and is open to the public. Cummington even has a mineral named after it: cummingtonite, which was first discovered in town. The area is rich in natural resources and scenic beauty, with the Westfield River flowing through town. Cummington is bordered to the north by Plainfield, to the south by Worthington, to the east by the town of Goshen, and to the west by the Berkshire County towns of Peru and Windsor. The main artery through town is Route 9, which leads about 20 miles to Northampton and roughly 22 miles to Pittsfield.

Named after Colonel John Cumings, the town’s original landowner, Cummington encompasses just over 23 square miles. The northwestern Hampshire County town is home to about 872 residents, who enjoy its rural nature, historic charm and community-wide events and activities, particularly the highly anticipated annual Cummington Fair, a long-standing tradition each August. The popular Greenwood Music Camp is also located here. Although it is a small town, settled in 1762 and incorporated in 1779, Cummington has several interesting claims to fame. In 1945, a documentary film, “The Cummington Story,” which focused on a group of European refugees, was filmed here. Also, several Revolutionary War patriots are buried in town, and Cummington is also the birthplace of the late William Cullen Bryant, a noted newspaper editor and poet whose home, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, has been preserved and is open to the public. Cummington even has a mineral named after it: cummingtonite, which was first discovered in town. The area is rich in natural resources and scenic beauty, with the Westfield River flowing through town. Cummington is bordered to the north by Plainfield, to the south by Worthington, to the east by the town of Goshen, and to the west by the Berkshire County towns of Peru and Windsor. The main artery through town is Route 9, which leads about 20 miles to Northampton and roughly 22 miles to Pittsfield.

Named after Colonel John Cumings, the town’s original landowner, Cummington encompasses just over 23 square miles. The northwestern Hampshire County town is home to about 872 residents, who enjoy its rural nature, historic charm and community-wide events and activities, particularly the highly anticipated annual Cummington Fair, a long-standing tradition each August. The popular Greenwood Music Camp is also located here. Although it is a small town, settled in 1762 and incorporated in 1779, Cummington has several interesting claims to fame. In 1945, a documentary film, “The Cummington Story,” which focused on a group of European refugees, was filmed here. Also, several Revolutionary War patriots are buried in town, and Cummington is also the birthplace of the late William Cullen Bryant, a noted newspaper editor and poet whose home, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, has been preserved and is open to the public. Cummington even has a mineral named after it: cummingtonite, which was first discovered in town. The area is rich in natural resources and scenic beauty, with the Westfield River flowing through town. Cummington is bordered to the north by Plainfield, to the south by Worthington, to the east by the town of Goshen, and to the west by the Berkshire County towns of Peru and Windsor. The main artery through town is Route 9, which leads about 20 miles to Northampton and roughly 22 miles to Pittsfield.

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