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Bernardston, Massachusetts

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Welcome to Bernardston ...

Bernardston is located in Franklin County.

The location of Bernardston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bernardston has a population of 2,111 people<2> (see below for details).

Bernardston was settled in 1738 and was incorporated in 1762.

Bernardston is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bernardston lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Bernardston: 01337<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bernardston had a population of 2,129 people. This makes Bernardston the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Bernardston represents 0.03% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 288th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,129 people, the population of Bernardston decreased 1.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,155 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bernardston had an population of 2,111 people. This is a decrease of 0.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.04% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bernardston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bernardston and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Athol   [Map]   11,711   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Deerfield   [Map]   5,026   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   17,442   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montague   [Map]   8,259   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orange   [Map]   7,651   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunderland   [Map]   3,644   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bernardston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bernardston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bernardston. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bernardston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bernardston:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bernardston ...

Looking for more information about Bernardston? 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.

Looking for more information about Bernardston? 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 Bernardston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bernardston.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bernardston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bernardston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bernardston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bernardston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Bernardston) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bernardston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6709, Longitude: -72.5495     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bernardston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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