Williamstown is a town in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, close to the borders of Vermont and New York. It is often considered part of the Pittsfield metropolitan area, and is also a college town, being the home of Williams College.

The town was settled in 1749, and was originally named "West Hoosac." It was officially established in 1756.

Today, Williamstown is known for its college, church, and pictaresque beauty.

People Born in Williamstown

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Williamstown in People's Lives

Jeremiah Day: After graduating from Yale, I came here in 1795, at the age of 22. I secured a position teaching at Williams College, but left after two years to return to Yale as a teacher, in 1797.

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