The Berkshire county town of Egremont, Mass. comprising North and South villages in the Taconic Valley, is noted for its many antiques shops, charming inns, and superb restaurants. The Catamount Ski Area is located in South Egremont, making the area’s tourism industry a year-round enterprise. Egremont was settled by Dutch farmers in 1730 and once was a stagecoach stop on the Albany-Hartford road.
note from Egremont, UK – “The original and real Egremont is here in Cumbria in north west England named after the pointed hill (aigre mont) on which the Normans built a substantial sandstone castle in the twelfth century. We are only five miles from Whitehaven where George Washington’s Grandmother is buried.
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Egremont, MA facts:
- Town Hall: P.O. Box 368
- Phone: (413) 528-0182
- Population: 1,345
- Settled/Inc’d: 1760
- Named for: Charles Windham, Earl of Egremont
- Elevation: 740′
- Demographic data: state.ma.us/cc/egremont.html