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About Berkshire, NY

Berkshire is a town in Tioga County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,412. The town is named after Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Purchase rights to the Native American lands in the area were awarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Boston Ten Townships, by the Treaty of Hartford in 1786. Massachusetts sold these rights to private individuals in 1788. The first settlers arrived around 1791. It was originally called "Browns Settlement." The Town of Berkshire was established in 1808 from the Town of Union while in Broome County. In 1822, Berkshire was made part of Tioga County. The Town of Newark Valley, as the "Town of Westfield," was created from part of Berkshire in 1828. An additional part of Berkshire was lost in 1831, to found the Town of Richford, then called "Arlington."