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Welcome to Great Barrington ...

Great Barrington is located in Berkshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Great Barrington has a population of 6,945 people<2> (see below for details).

Great Barrington was settled in 1726 and was incorporated in 1761.

Great Barrington is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Great Barrington lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Great Barrington: 01230<4>

Websites for Great Barrington ...

Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Great Barrington had an population of 6,945 people. This is a decrease of 2.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Great Barrington had a population of 7,104 people (which is 5.41% of the total population of Berkshire County). This makes Great Barrington the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Great Barrington represents 0.11% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 215th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,104 people, the population of Great Barrington decreased 5.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,527 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Great Barrington.

Adding Great Barrington to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Great Barrington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Great Barrington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Great Barrington on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Great Barrington ...

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

  • Pittsfield [Berkshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
    • Pittsfield [Berkshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Great Barrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
  • Lee [Berkshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee [Berkshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Barrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
  • Claverack [Columbia County]
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    • Claverack [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Great Barrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,630 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claverack have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claverack
  • Ghent [Columbia County]
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    • Ghent [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Barrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ghent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ghent
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lenox [Berkshire County]
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      • Lenox [Berkshire County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Chatham [Columbia County]
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      • Chatham [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Salisbury [Litchfield County]
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      • Salisbury [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,600 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Copake [Columbia County]
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      • Copake [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copake
    • North Canaan [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Canaan
      • North Canaan [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Canaan
    • Sheffield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Berkshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Great Barrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield

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 Great Barrington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Great Barrington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Great Barrington. 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 Great Barrington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Barrington. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Great Barrington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Barrington ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Berkshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Barrington. 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 Great Barrington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Barrington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Great Barrington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Great Barrington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Great Barrington) 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 Great Barrington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great Barrington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Barrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1959, Longitude: -73.3612    
<6>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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