Home | Whats New | Site Index | Search

Van Deusenville

Great Barrington Town, Berkshire County, MA

In 1885 Van Deusenville was a small postal village located midway between Great Barrington and Housatonic, on the Williams River, and on the Housatonic Railroad. The village had the only works of the Richmond Iron Company, a church, a school house, about 20 dwellings, etc., though it was formerly of considerable importance, having 3 stores, a hotel, 2 factories, a chair shop, a wagon shop and a blast furnace. Isaac L. Van Deusen, to whose energy and enterprise the village was largely indebted, and whose resources were impaired in building it up, removed to Grafton, Ohio, in 1834, and died there. [1]

  1. Hamilton Child, Gazetteer of Berkshire County, Mass., 1725-1885, The Journal Office, Syracuse, N.Y., 1885.

Street Names
Division Street • Plain Road North • Route 41 • Van Deusenville Road