Pittsfield is a town in Rutland County, United States. The population was 546 at the 2010 census, it is site of the annual Pittsfield Snowshoe Race. Granted on November 8, 1780, the town was chartered on July 29, 1781, to Samuel Wilcox and 129 others. Pittsfield was named after Pittsfield, which itself had been named in honor of William Pitt, it was first settled in 1786. The town proved suitable for grazing livestock because of its mountainous terrain. Indeed, in the 19th-century, humorists attributed the invention of the one-legged milking stool to Pittsfield, "...as a means of conquering a stern difficulty."The Farmhouse pictured in this 1915 Postcard to the left still stands and was converted in 1960 to The Fleur De Lis Lodge, for travelers and skiers to stay. Six rooms remain in the original farmhouse, while seven more rooms were added to the new section above the great room. Pittfield was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.0 square miles, all land.
Set among the Green Mountains, Pittsfield is drained by the Tweed River, a tributary of the White River. The town is crossed by Vermont Route 100; as of the census of 2000, there were 427 people, 190 households, 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.3 people per square mile. There were 393 housing units at an average density of 19.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.23% Asian, 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population. There were 190 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.8% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.73. In the town, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $41,667, the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $29,306 versus $26,406 for females; the per capita income for the town was $21,837. About 1.6% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. In August 2011, Pittsfield become known as one of the most isolated Vermont towns when Tropical Storm Irene destroyed parts of Vermont Route 100 between Killington and Bethel, preventing vehicle travel in and out of the town for weeks; the Giorgetti Covered Bridge was destroyed by flood waters, along with 8 homes. As with so many other towns in the area, the geography of this small village has changed significantly. Giorgetti Covered Bridge Charles Herbert Joyce, US congressman Joe De Sena, resides in Pittsfield Town of Pittsfield official website Roger Clark Memorial Library Pittsfield Historical Society Pittsfield Snowshoe Race Virtual Vermont -- Pittsfield, Vermont
Pittsfield is a town in Somerset County, United States. The population was 4,215 at the 2010 census. Pittsfield is home to the Maine Central Institute, a private boarding school, the annual Central Maine Egg Festival; the area was part of the Kennebec Purchase. First called Plymouth Gore, it was settled in 1794 by his family from Norridgewock. In 1815, the town was organized as the Plantation of Sebasticook, but was incorporated on June 18, 1819 as Warsaw after Warsaw, Poland. In 1824, the name was changed to Pittsfield after William Pitts of a large landowner. Pittsfield was noted for fine orchards, became an agricultural trade center. Water power from the Sebasticook River attracted industry, a gristmill and sawmill were built at the falls. Blacksmith shops and a carriage shop were established. In 1855, the Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad arrived, Pittsfield developed into a small mill town. In 1869, the first woolen mill was established; the Riverside Woolen Company was the first mill in the state to sell cloth direct from loom to wearer.
Fire destroyed the downtown in 1881. Woodworking plants and a canning factory were established; the Waverly Woolen Mill was built in 1891–1892, together with 52 dwellings the company rented to workers. Pittsfield was home to the Sebasticook and the Pioneer woolen mills. In 1914, the Waverly and the Pioneer mills were sold to the American Woolen Company, which would close in 1934 during the Great Depression; the Pioneer Mill, the largest, remained in operation until after World War II, but as the New England textile business moved to Southern states. The Waverly mill was converted into a shoe factory in the 1940s, with the Pioneer mill converted to manufacture doorbells in the 1950s. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.72 square miles, of which 48.18 square miles is land and 0.54 square miles is water. Pittsfield is drained by the Sebasticook River; the town is located at latitude 44° 46' 57" North. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,215 people, 1,639 households, 1,095 families residing in the town.
The population density was 87.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 37.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population. There were 1,639 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92. The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 52.0 % female. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 4,214 people, 1,627 households, 1,147 families residing in the town.
The population density was 87.5 people per square mile. There were 1,808 housing units at an average density of 37.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.27% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population. There were 1,627 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $32,868, the median income for a family was $40,612. Males had a median income of $31,673 versus $22,283 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,065. About 10.0% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. Depot House Museum, Pittsfield Historical Society Harold Furness, cricketer Nathaniel Mervin Haskell, 62nd governor of Maine Mary Mayhew and politician Arthur Millett, silent movie actor Carl Milliken, 51st governor of Maine Llewellyn Powers, 44th governor of Maine Town of Pittsfield, Maine Pittsfield Public Library Central Maine Egg Festival Pittsfield Driftbusters Snowmobile Club Maine Central Institute Pittsfield Historical Society
The Pittsfield Building, is a 38-story skyscraper located at 55 E. Washington Street in the Loop community area of Chicago, United States, the city's tallest building at the time of its completion; the building was designated as a Chicago Landmark on November 6, 2002. The property, in the Jewelers' Row Landmark District, was developed by heirs of Marshall Field, is named after Pittsfield, where Marshall Field obtained his first job; the nearby Burnham Center, at the intersection of Clark Street and Washington Street, was named the Conway Building after Conway, Massachusetts—the birthplace of Marshall Field. Marshall Field III presented the property as a gift to the Field Museum of Natural History in honor of the museum's 50th anniversary; the museum held the property until September 1960. Designed by Graham, Anderson and White, the structure combines both art deco and Gothic detailing, while complying with a 1923 zoning ordinance which mandated skyscrapers setbacks; the interior of the building features a five-story atrium, lined by balconies and shops, detailed with glowing marbles, gleaming brass and Spanish Gothic style carvings.
Alter Group, a Skokie, Illinois-based real estate developer has acquired the thirteenth through twenty-first floors of the building with plans for dormitory conversion at a cost of $23 million. It will finance the $45-million renovation costs with a $36-million loan from First bank and has entered lease agreements with Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University for 350 of the planned 450 beds. Morgan Reed Group who acquired the entire building for $15 million in 2000 continues to own the remaining portions of the building; the building is used by doctors and jewelers and students will have a separate entry under the plans. The building now has two separate short term rental operations, one known as Chicago Downtown Suites or Pangea Suites, the other as Pittsfield Suites. Both are offered on travel websites such as Travelocity; the student dormitory that occupied the 13th to 21st floors no longer operates at this address. Chicago architecture Chicago Landmark List of tallest buildings in Chicago
Pittsfield is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, United States. The population was 4,576 at the 2010 census, an increase from 4,211 in 2000. Pittsfield was settled by settlers from New England; these settlers were of old Yankee stock, to say they were descended from the English Puritans who had founded and settled New England in the 1600s. A group of settlers from Pittsfield, Massachusetts headed west and settled this region of Illinois in 1820; when they arrived the area was a virgin wilderness, they constructed farms and government buildings. Pittsfield was home to John Hay, Lincoln's personal secretary, ambassador to England under President William McKinley Secretary of State for Theodore Roosevelt and creator of the Open Door Policy; as county seat, the town was one of the various places in central Illinois where Abraham Lincoln practiced law as part of the circuit court, working on 34 cases between 1839 and 1852. One local newspaper, now known as the Pike Press, was owned by another of Lincoln's future secretaries, John Nicolay, featured an editorial containing one of the first known suggestions of Lincoln as the Republican nominee for the presidency.
Pittsfield is the self-proclaimed "Pork Capital" of the Midwest, owing to the long history of pork production in the region, which fed into the large meat-packing industry of Chicago. Though agriculture in the region is no longer so dependent on pork, the town still hosts a yearly "Pig Days" festival; the local high school football team, the Saukees, still holds the record for longest winning streak in the state. Starting with their season opening 6-0 win over North Greene in 1966, the Pittsfield Saukees reeled off 64 consecutive wins, which included 15 straight shutouts between 1969 and 1971; the streak extended all the way through to the second game of the 1973 season, when Pittsfield dropped a 12-0 decision to Winchester, Illinois. Pittsfield is the setting for Jamie Gilson's book. Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens wrote a song about Pittsfield on his album The Avalanche; the basketball Saukees won the Illinois State basketball title in 1991 under Coach David T. Bennett, installed into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame.
There are many historic landmarks within the "city" limits, the most notable of, the Pike County Courthouse. The courthouse was designed by Architect Henry Elliott of Jacksonville. Contractors were Schultz of Danville, Illinois; the courthouse was to be completed within 400 days after the signing of the contract at a cost of $45,000. Groundbreaking for the courthouse was on May 11, 1894; the cornerstone was laid on July 12, 1894 and the dedication of the new courthouse was on November 16, 1895. Robert Franklin, a master mason from Nebo, Illinois designed and supervised the keystone architecture of the courthouse, it was the fifth in Pike County. The building is of octagon shape 96 x 96 feet of Cleveland sandstone veneering, backed by heavy walls of brick. Four entrances, all alike, face the four cardinal points – north, south and west; the entrances are large, double doors of oak and glass and are overhung with beautiful stone porches. The park in which the building stands is 340 feet square. There are four sidewalks leading up to the doors of the courthouse and a sidewalk circles the building.
From the center of the building rise the graceful outlines of the tower and dome to an imposing height of 136 feet. The corridors, which cross under the dome are ten feet in width, with marbled tiled floors and frescoed ceilings. Standing on the lower floor in the center of the corridor under the dome and looking upward, one may observe a beautiful concave of colored lights which spans the vault of the rotunda at a point near the top of the main building; the dome roof is of red slate. Total cost of building and fixtures was $68,520; the Pike County Illinois Courthouse is recognized as one of the most beautiful courthouses in the state and the midwest. The Pike County Illinois courthouse was the fifth courthouse designed by Mr Elliott who designed the Greene County Courthouse in Carrollton, Illinois; the DeWitt County Courthouse was demolished in 1987. The East Ward School, built between 1861 and 1866, was designed by Architect John M. Van Osdel, who designed the Palmer House in Chicago, as well as the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.
John Houston of Griggsville built the school for the contract price of $35,000, financed by bonding. The building is brick burned in Pittsfield. Both the grade school and high school were located in this building, its large clock and bell were mounted in the tower. The school closed in 1955 and was unoccupied until 1978 when it was renovated and became the home of the Pike County Historical Society and the Pike County Historic Museum. There are nine homes still in existence in Pittsfield that are connected to Abraham Lincoln, including the Shastid House, where Lincoln stayed while practicing cases in the county. Pittsfield is on U. S. Route 54 between the Mississippi River eight miles to the southwest and the Illinois River eight miles to the east. Bay Creek flows past just north and east of the "city". According to the 2010 census, Pittsfield has a total area of 4.968 square miles, of which 4.58 square miles is land and 0.388 square miles (1.00 km
Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan
Pittsfield Township the Charter Township of Pittsfield, is a charter township south of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 34,663 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.3 square miles, of which 27.3 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles, or 0.25%, is water. When Ann Arbor Township was organized in 1827 it included what is now Pittsfield Township in its boundaries; the township was organized as the Township of Pitt in 1834. The name had been suggested by Ezra Carpenter; the current name was adopted in 1839. It became a charter township in 1972. In 2006 the Ann Arbor District Library opened its Pittsfield branch. In October 2015 the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the township government, accusing it of unfairly denying an Islamic group the right to build an Islamic school. Bryant Pattengill West - these names collectively or as two separate names refer to the area west of State Street and north of Ellsworth.
This is today residential and business development indistinguishable from Ann Arbor proper, located along the south side of I-94 with two major exits. Ann Arbor city limits have been extended south of I-94 in some of this area. Carpenter - this is the general area around the intersection of Thomas Road, Morgan Road, it is still farmland. Mitchell - located where US 23 intersects Ellsworth Road, this community has lost its identity due to the coming of the freeway and the spread of Ann Arbor. Mallets Creek Settlement — 1825-1853 — this pioneering community was located surrounding the intersection of Packard and Milan Roads, was the original seat of the township of Pitt and its post office. In 1853 the settlement was divided between separate schools so lost its intimate social cohesiveness, although the southwest corner of Packard and Platt Roads was the location for a station on the Ypsi-Ann Interurban from 1891 until its closure in 1929; the surrounding locale grew in population to become the Platt Community, whose social life centered on the Platt School District in the Township.
The community incorporated as the City of East Ann Arbor in 1947, voted to be annexed by the City of Ann Arbor in 1956. The Platt School District joined the Ann Arbor School District. Ann Arbor Ypsilanti As of the 2010 census, Pittsfield had a population of 34,663; the ethnic and racial makeup of the population was 62.9% non-Hispanic white, 13.6% black of African American, 13.6% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% non-Hispanic of some other race, 4.0% reporting two or more races. 6.5% were Hispanic or Latino, of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 30,167 people, 11,817 households, 6,960 families residing in the township; the population density was 1,095.4 per square mile. There were 12,337 housing units at an average density of 448.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 70.37% White, 14.29% African American, 0.44% Native American, 9.96% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, 3.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.
There were 11,817 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.11. In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 39.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males. The median household income in the township was $61,262, the median income for a family was $82,600. Males had a median income of $54,167 versus $35,684 for females; the per capita income for the township was $29,645. About 5.6% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
Pittsfield Township is served by three school districts. The Saline Area Schools serve most of the township, while the Milan Area Schools serve the southeast corner of the township and the Ann Arbor Public Schools serve the north-central and eastern portions of the township. Pittsfield Charter Township official website Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Pittsfield Township, Pike County, Illinois
Pittsfield Township is located in Pike County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,477 and it contained 1,982 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.86 square miles, of which 37.81 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water. City-data.com Illinois State Archives
Pittsfield Township, Lorain County, Ohio
Pittsfield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, United States. The 2000 census found 1,549 people in the unincorporated portions of the township; the township is a square of five miles on each side, thus possessing an area of 25 miles². At the center of Pittsfield Township is located the intersection of State Routes 58 and 303. Located in central Lorain County, it borders the following townships: New Russia Township - north Carlisle Township - northeast corner LaGrange Township - east Penfield Township - southeast corner Wellington Township - south Brighton Township - southwest corner Camden Township - west Henrietta Township - northwest cornerA small part of the city of Oberlin is located in northern Pittsfield Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 Pittsfield had 1,549 residents with an average age of 39.33 years. The population density was 22.77 per square kilometer. There were 576 housing units; the median household income was $54,750 and the per capita income was $22,470.
It is the only Pittsfield Township statewide. Pittsfield Township was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. There were white settlers before 1813 but they left. Milton Whitney, one of the large landowners in the area, arranged for settlers to move in in 1821. In 1831, the township was separated from Wellington Township and named Pittsfield after Pittsfield, Milton Whitney's original home; the township government was organized in 1832. On April 11, 1965, one of the tornadoes in the Palm Sunday tornado outbreak passed through Pittsfield, killing seven people and destroying every building in the town; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.
Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Wright, G. Frederick. A Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio. Chicago: Lewis, 1916. Township website County website Pittsfield Township Historical Society Tornado