First settled in 1762 as the Plantation of Jericho, Hancock was renamed after John Hancock and officially incorporated in 1776. The town offers a rich historical and religious past and is one of only three towns in Massachusetts whose local phone service was not provided by the former Bell System.
Things to Do in Hancock MA
Located in Northwestern Massachusetts, Hancock is bordered by Williamstown, New Ashford, Lanesboro, and Pittsfield. Established in 1790, Hancock Shaker Village displays a living history of the non-profit museum of Shaker life, crafts, and farming. The 1826 Round Stone Barn is the centerpiece of the village. Hancock is also home to the largest ski area in Massachusetts. Jiminy Peak Mountain Adventure offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages. The Pittsfield State Forest is popular for hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. The Berkshire Museum is just 15 miles south and features seven galleries with historical and contemporary collections.
Hancock MA Real Estate
Residents enjoy life in this quiet, peaceful town surrounded by the Berkshire Hills and Taconic Range. Real estate ranges from single family homes and condos to land that’s ready to build your dream home on.