Great Barrington, Ma. is a town in Berkshire county. It is both a summer resort and home to Ski Butternut. It is the birthplace of W.E.B. Dubois, academic and famous civil rights activist. Great Barrington includes the villages of Van Deusenville and Housatonic.
The area was originally called Mahaiwe by The Mahican Indians meaning “the place downstream.” It was located on a path that connected Albany with Springfield and then Boston. The village was first settled in 1726, and in 1761 was officially incorporated as Great Barrington, named after the village of Great Barrington in England Continue reading Great Barrington Ma. Real Estate – Town History