Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 52
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Black Rivers.

Black river, in Windsor county,
is 35 miles in length. It rises
in Plymouth, passes Ludlow, Cav-
endish and Weathersfield, and falls
into the Connecticut at Springfield.
This river passes through many nat-
ural ponds, and affords a great num-
ber of mill seats.

Black river, in Orleans county,
is about 30 miles in length. It
rises in ^ome ponds in Craftsbury,
and passing through Albany, Iras-
burg, and Coventry, it falls into
Memphremagog lake at Salem.

Black river, in Somerset county,
is one of the head branches of
the Walloostook.

Blackstone River, Hass.

The most inland branch of this
river rises between Paxton and Hol-
den. It passes Worcester, and the
ponds in Shrewsbury pay it the tri-
bute- of their waters. After pass-
ing Auburn, Grafton, Millbury,
Sutton, Northbridge, Uxbridge and
Mendon, it passes into the state of
Rhode Island, where it changes its
name to Pawtucket, and meets the
tide waters in Providence river.

Blackwater River, ST. II.

Blackwater river, N. H. so called
from its dark appearance, is formed
by two small streams, one of which
rises in Danbury, and the other is-
sues from Pleasant pond, in New
London. These branches unite
soon after crossing the W. line of
Andover, and form the Blackwater,
which passes through the S. W. part
of that town; from thence through
the W. part of the towns of Salisbu-
ry and Boscawen into Hopkinton,
where it empties into Contooeook

Blaneliard, Me.

Somerset co. This town lies 116
miles from Augusta. In 1837, 795
bushels of wheat was raised here.
Population, same year, 261. See
Barnard, Me.


Blaudford, Mass.

Hampden co. Branches of West-
field river rise in this town and give
it a good water power. Blandford
was incorporated in 1741. It was
originally settled by a company from
the north of Ireland. It lies 114
miles. W. by S. from Boston, and 15    1

W. by N. from Springfield. Popu-
lation, 1837, 1,443. The manufae-    ;

tures of the place consist of woolen
cloth, paper and leather. Annual
amount, $50,500. The agricultu-    

ral products sent to market in 1836,    j

amounted to $22,340. There were
in the town 1,535 cows and 1,822
merino sheep.    ;

' Block Island, R.-I.

See Jyew~Shoreham.    *    ;

Bloody Brook, Mass.    i

See Deerfield.

Bloomiield, Me.

Somerset eo. This town was in-
corporated in 1814, and lies on Ken-
nebec river, 33 miles N. from Au-
gusta and 7 below Norridgewock,    -i

opposite to Skowhegan. Popula-    1

tion, 1837, 1,053. Bloomfield is a
6 township of land, and produced
in 1837 5,080 bushels of wheat.

Bloomiield, Vt.

Essex co. Bloomfield lies on the
W. side of Connecticut river, and is
also watered by branches of the
Nulhegan. Population, 1830, 150.

It is about 20 miles N. from Guild-
hall, and 60 N. E. from Montpelier.

Bloomiield, €4.

Hartford co. This was formerly
a parish in Windsor, called Winton-
bury. It derived its name from the
circumstance of the parish being
formed from Windsor, Farmington
and Simsbury; the name Win-ton-
bury being a part of the name of
each of those towns. It was incor-
porated into a town in 1835. The
inhabitants enjoy a fine soil, and cul-
tivate it with great industry, pro-


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