The land was originally inhabited by the Mahican Native Americans, until they left the area in the early 18th Century due to disease and fighting brought in by European settlers. The town was founded in 1761, and was named in honor of William Pitt.
Today, Pittsfield is known for its downtown area, for its "green" environmental efforts, and for having a small town inside a city atmosphere.
People Born in Pittsfield
Pittsfield in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie Before and After.