Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 209
Click on the image to view a larger, bitmap (.bmp) image suitable for printing.


Click on the image above for a larger, bitmap image suitable for printing.


Capt. Syms successfully defended
it. After burning several build-
ings, killing cattle, &c., they with-
drew. They again invaded the
town, but with little success.

Col. Isaac ,Wyman, an active
and influential man, marched the
first detachment of men from this
town, in the war of the revolution,
and was present at the battle of
Breed’s Hill. Population, in 1830,

Kenduskeag Stream, Me.

This stream rises in Dexter and
Garland, and after meandering very
circuitously through Corinth, Le-
vant and Dutton, it falls into the
Penobscot river, at the centre of
the city of Bangor. This is a valu-
able mill stream; it has numerous
tributaries; its banks are fertile,
romantic and beautiful.

Kennebec River, Me.

The first source of this import-
ant river is
Moose Head lake, of‘
which it is the outlet. From thence
it passes in a S. W. course nearly
20- miles, where it receives the wa-
ters of
Dead river ; it then proceeds
S. to Starks, about 40 miles, where
it receives the waters of the
Sandy :
here it changes its course easterly,
about 12 miles, passing Nerridge-
wock and Skowhegan: it then again
changes its course to the S. till it
receives the waters of the
cook, about 15 miles: it continues
to descend in nearly a S. course to
Hallowell, about 20 miles; here
it inclines to the E. a few miles, I
and then resuming a S. course, and
passing through Merryraeeting bay,
where it receives the Androscog-
gin-river, it passes Bath and meets
the ocean. The whole length of
this river, from Moose Head lake
to the sea, is about 150 miles.
The tributaries already named are
the most considerable ; but there
are many others that would be con-
sidered important rivers in other
sections of country. The whole fall
of this river is more than. 1,000 feet,
and its hydraulic power, with that
of its tributaries, is incalculable.

We are enabled to state that the
average, or
mean time, of the clos-
ing of this river by ice, at Hallow-
ell, for 45 successive, years, was
December 12th, and of its opening,
April 3d. The most remarkable
years were, 1792, when the riv-
er closed November 4th, and open-
ed April 1st, the following year;
and 1831, when it closed January
10th, and opened April 13th, 1832.
Since the year 1786 the Kennebec
has not -been obstructed by ice in
any spring after the 20th of April.

Kennebec County, Me*

Augusta is the shire town. This
county is bounded N. by Franklin,
Somerset, and Penobscot counties',
E. by Waldo and a part of -Lincoln
counties, S. by Lincoln county, and
W. by Oxford county. This county
is watered by numerous ponds and
rivers, but principally by the noble
Kennebec, which passes nearly
through its centre, from which the
name of the county is derived. The
face of the county is undulating,
cot hilly; its soil is of a superior
quality, producing, in great abund-
ance, all the variety of grasses,
grains, vegetables and fruits com-
mon to its climate. The union of
hydraulic power with navigable
waters, which this county enjoys;
its fertility, locality, and other nat-
ural advantages., render it a highly
favored section of our country.—
Area, about 1,050 square miles. In
1S37 this county contained 101,238
sheep, and produced 186,876 bush-
els of wheat. Population, 1837,62,-
375: 59 inhabitants to a square mile.

Kennebunk, Me.

York co. This town is situated
on the S. W. side of the Kenne-
bunk river, and is regarded as one
of the pleasantest towns in New
England. Population, 1837, 2,343.
In former years the business of the


This page was written in HTML using a program written in Python 3.2 and image-to-HTML text generated by ABBYY FineReader 11, Professional Edition.