The land was originally by the Mahican Native Americans, who called it "Mahaiwe," meaning, "the place downstream." It was settled in 1726 after the land was purchased from the Native Americans by a wealthy landowner.
Today, Great Barrington is known for its quaint downtown area, quality of life, vibrant autumn colors, and music and cultural events.
People Born in Great Barrington
Great Barrington in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie Before and After.