Franklin county. Elihu M. Royce, son of Stephen Royce, was the first child born in this town. That event occurred in 1793. On Missisque and Trout rivers, which water this town, is some fine intervale land. Pike river from Canada affords Berkshire a great water power. This town lies 50 miles N.W. from Montpelier, 22 N.E. by E. from St. Albans, and 31 N.E. by N. from Burlington. Population, 1830, 1,308. About 3,000 sheep.