Origin of Berkshireafter Berkshire
any of a breed of medium-sized hogs, black with white spots
county in SC England: 485 sq mi (1,256 sq km)
Any of a breed of black swine with white markings on the nose, feet, and tail.
Origin of BerkshireAfter Berkshire , a county of south-central England
- Bishop Memorial Training School for nurses, the Berkshire Home for aged women, the Berkshire Athenaeum, containing the public library, the Crane Art Museum and a Young Men's Christian Association.
- Prominent buildings are St Joseph's Cathedral and the buildings of the Berkshire Life Insurance Company, the Agricultural National Bank and the Berkshire County Savings Bank.
- From 1807 to 1816 Elkanah Watson (1758-1842), a prominent farmer and merchant, lived at what is now the Country Club, and while there introduced the merino sheep into Berkshire county and organized the Berkshire Agricultural Society; he is remembered for his advocacy of the building of a canal connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, and as the author of Memoirs: Men and Times of the Revolution (18J5), edited by his son, W.
- The Hampshire and Berkshire Hills, on the N.
- Of Berkshire county, N.W.