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Welcome to Sheffield ...

Sheffield is located in Berkshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sheffield has a population of 3,137 people<2> (see below for details).

Sheffield was settled in 1726 and was incorporated in 1733.

Sheffield is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sheffield is within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Sheffield: 01257<4>

Websites for Sheffield ...

Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sheffield had an population of 3,137 people. This is a decrease of 3.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheffield had a population of 3,257 people. This makes Sheffield the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Sheffield represents 0.05% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 271st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,257 people, the population of Sheffield decreased 2.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,335 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sheffield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheffield - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near Sheffield ...

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

  • Winchester [Litchfield County]
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    • Winchester [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Sheffield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Great Barrington [Berkshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Barrington
    • Great Barrington [Berkshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Sheffield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Barrington
  • Claverack [Columbia County]
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    • Claverack [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Sheffield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,648 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
  • Lee [Berkshire County]
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    • Lee [Berkshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Sheffield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lenox [Berkshire County]
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      • Lenox [Berkshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,933 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Salisbury [Litchfield County]
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      • Salisbury [Litchfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,584 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,405 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]
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      • North Canaan [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,235 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
    • North East [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North East
      • North East [Dutchess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North East
    • Goshen [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Sheffield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheffield ...

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

Adding Sheffield to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sheffield was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Sheffield in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sheffield. 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 Sheffield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheffield - 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 Sheffield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sheffield 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheffield) 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 Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SheffieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1071, Longitude: -73.3566    
<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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