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Welcome to Alford ...

Alford is located in Berkshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alford has a population of 488 people<2> (see below for details).

Alford was settled in 1740 and was incorporated in 1773.

Alford is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alford: (413)

Websites for Alford ...

Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alford had an population of 488 people. This is a decrease of 1.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alford had a population of 494 people. This makes Alford the county's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494 people, the population of Alford increased 23.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 399 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alford.

Communities Also Named Alford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Alford - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alford.

Communities near Alford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alford.

  • Pittsfield [Berkshire County]
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    • Pittsfield [Berkshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
  • Kinderhook [Columbia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinderhook have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
    • Kinderhook [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Alford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,149 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinderhook
  • Hudson [Columbia County]
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    • Hudson [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Alford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,072 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
  • Lee [Berkshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee [Berkshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,664 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Claverack [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claverack have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claverack
      • Claverack [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,630 people
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    • Ghent [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ghent have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ghent
      • Ghent [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ghent
    • Lenox [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Berkshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Greenport [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenport
      • Greenport [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenport
    • Chatham [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Salisbury [Litchfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Litchfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Alford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alford. See our Newspapers Page for Alford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alford ...

Looking for more information about Alford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Berkshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Berkshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2360, Longitude: -73.4133    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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