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A centrally located community, Lanesborough is a largely rural and residential town. Its streets merge seamlessly with Pittsfield’s at the southern border and New Ashford and Williamstown to the north. The town’s most famous son was humorist and lecturer Henry Wheeler Shaw (b. 1818) who wrote under the name Josh Billings and gained fame in the 1800s as a sort of Will Rogers observer of the human condition. His “Allminax” obtained a wide circulation.

  • Incorporated: 1765
  • Population: 3,091

For more information, visit the Town of Lanesborough website.

Photos: Ramblewild | Fall-2014 Ogden-Gigli

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