Alford Massachusetts
Alford Massachusetts

Alford Massachusetts

Alford Massachusetts was incorporated in 1773. It is located 19 miles south-southwest of Pittsfield on the western border of the state, next to Columbia County, New York in Berkshire County.

The population of the town in 2010 was 494. It has a total area of 11.5 square miles.



Annual Events:

  • Patriot’s Day – Acton Minutemen March &  Revolutionary-War Reenactments: April
  • Winter Carnival
  • Relay
  • Family Campouts at NARA Park: Summer & Fall
  • Beach Party
  • Walden Shakespeare: Theatre in the Park
  • Classical, Pop. Ethnic & Rock Concerts: June to August
  • 4th of July Celebrations, Concert & Fireworks
  • Monsterbash: Halloween celebration

Local Landmarks:

  • Isaac Davis Monument, an obelisk commemorating the Revolutionary War
  • Hosmer House: Revolutionary-War era home
  • Acton Memorial Library: Circa 1890
  • The Acton Arboretum: a 65-acre conservation area in the heart of town with trails, picnic areas and gardens

Acton Bucket List:

Known for:

  • Setting for Robert Frost’s poem, The Vanishing Red
  • One of the Best Places to Live in America: #11 on Money Magazine’s list of great small towns in the U.S.
  • Steve Carell, grew up in South Acton
  • Issac Davis, the captain of the Acton Minutemen, was the first officer to die in the American Revolution. (‘There can never be but one man who headed the first column of attack on the King’s troops in the Revolutionary War. And Isaac Davis was that man.’ So spoke Reverend James Trask Woodbury of Acton, Massachusetts, in 1851. See for more info)
  • Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox graduated from local school

Local Resources:

Acton Feature Photo:

The photos on this page are provided to us courtesy of the Acton Minutemen. Every year the group sponsors numerous events to commemorate the sacrifices of local men and women in the Revolutionary War. See more photos on their website.

Singlespeed Photography: Acton Conservation Land: Acton Ice Pond

Photo Credit: Singlespeed Photography: Acton Conservation Land: Acton Ice Pond

Acton, Massachusetts Hero Feature Photo Information:

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Acton Massachusetts Minutemen at Jones Tavern

Alford, Massachusetts backroads bike ride by Brent Soderberg, part of the Beartown State Forest Berkshires Ride.


Also a nice photo of Alford Church from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism:

Photo Credit: Ogden Gigli, photo on Flickr