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Dalton Town

Dalton Town Hall is located at 462 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226; phone: 413-684-6111.

Beginnings [1]

Dalton was incorporated in 1784. Dalton is a rural suburb of Pittsfield.

The Town of Dalton was so named from Tristan Dalton, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives at the time of the incorporation of the town. There are two theories as to the origin of the name Dalton. The most probably makes it from Daletown, that is, a town in a valley. Some, however, prefer to derive it from the French word D'Alton, that is, "of the mountain."

  1. Charles J. Palmer, Berkshire County, Its Past History and Achievements, n.p.
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