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ADAMS, a town of Massachusetts in Berkshire co. which includes three villages. It is about 16 miles N. of Pittsfield and is on the Boston and Albany railroad and on the Hoosic river. Mount Greylock, the highest elevation in Massachusetts, is within the town limits. There is a public library, many churches, a statue of William McKinley and a Quaker meeting house. The town has manufactories of cotton and woolen goods, and paper and lime products. Pop. (1910) 13,026; (1920) 12,967.