Adams was incorporated in 1778 and is located along the banks of the Hoosac River. To the east is the Hoosac Mountain Range and Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,491 feet, stands proudly to the west. Adams is the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony who townspeople consider their famous daughter.
In the 18th century the Quakers settled in the Hoosac Valley and built a Meeting House in 1782 which still stands today. It is open for tour every Sunday between Memorial and Labor Day from 1pm to 4pm. An Annual Meeting of Society of Friends Descendants is held on the last Sunday of August.