The Mount

The Mount - Lenox, MA

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Located in historic Lenox, Massachusetts

218 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240

Phone: 413.637.2118
Toll Free: 877.532.8671
Fax: 413.637.1120

History of Lenox

With mountains to the east and west, the area remained wilderness into the 18th-century. Hostilities during the French and Indian Wars discouraged settlement until 1750, when Jonathan and Sarah Hinsdale from Hartford, Connecticut established a small inn and general store. For 2,250 pounds Josiah Dean purchased Lot Number 8, which included present-day Lenox and Richmond. After conflicting land claims were resolved, however, it went to Samuel Brown, Jr., who had bought the land from the Mahican chief, on condition that he pay 650 pounds extra.

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