Before the current Town Hall was built in 1894, the village of Cumberland Hill served as the seat of the town government. Residents would argue as to whose home would have the honor of hosting the town meeting.
These places were selected by lot until the seat of government changed to the village of Valley Falls and a
permanent Town Hall was constructed.
Imagine hosting a Town Council meeting in your home in this day and age!
Source Cumberland by the Blackstone, c1997
by David Balfour and Joyce Hindle Koutsogiane