Alford Real Estate
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Alford is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The town was first settled in 1756 as part of a purchase of land from the Shauanum Stockbridge Mahican tribe. Alford, originally part of Great Barrington, withdrew in 1769 and was officially incorporated in the year 1773. It was named for Colonel John Alford of Charlestown, who was known for his work in preaching Christianity to Native Americans.
According to the US Census, the town has a total area of 11.6 square miles, all of which is land. Alford lies along the western border of Berkshire County Massachusetts and east of Columbia County, New York. The town is bordered by West Stockbridge to the northeast, Great Barrington to the southeast, Egremont to the south, and Hillsdale and Austerlitz, New York to the west. Alford is surrounded by hills and mountains of the Taconic Range.
As of the of 2010, there were 494 people in Alford and information as of the 2000 census includes 171 households, and 114 families reside in the town. By population, Alford ranks twenty-ninth out of the 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County, and is ninth-smallest of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.
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