Berkshire County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress)

Berkshire County, created on 28 May 1760 from Hampshire County, was originally inhabited by the Mahican Native American tribe, until the first English settlers and frontiersmen arrived and began setting up farms and homesteads. On April 25, 1724, The English paid the Indians 460 pounds, 3 barrels of cider, and 30 quarts of rum for what is today Berkshire County, and it remained part of Hampshire County until it was divided off as a separate entity.