Alford, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States > Massachustts > Berkshire County > Alford

Town Hall

Town Of Alford
5 Alford Center Road
Alford, MA 01230

Quick History

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.

Neighboring Communities




Church History and Records



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


Societies, Libraries and Museums

Town Records

Vital Records

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



  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].