Berkshire county. Cheshire has rendered itself worthy of its name by its production of cheese of fine flavor and quality. In 1801 the good people of this place sent a cheese to Mr. Jefferson, weighing about 1200 pounds. The value of wool, the growth of 1836, sold for $5,522. The Hoosack river passes through the town. Although a mountainous township, the soil has been rendered productive by the industry of the people. It has some manufactures of leather and shoes. 125 miles W.N.W. from Boston and 16 N. by E. from Lenox. Population, 1837, 924. Incorporated, 1793.