Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 264
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.


cotton machinery, paper, powder,
jewelry, brass ware, steel pens,
buttons, looking-glasses, carriages,
carpenter’s tools and locks, besides
many manufactures of minor im-

Geology.    Middletown rest| on

secondary red sandstonfe : within 2
miles of the city, south, there is a
granite ridge, here knoWn by the
name of tire White bocks. It runs
N* N. E., and forms the straits of
the Connecticut river. This granite
ridge is from 400 to 600 feet above
the tide water. Here occurs an in-
exhaustible quantity of the finest
feldspar „ the material used for the
glaze of porcelain. _ This was first
brought into notice in 1833, at the
recommendation of Dr. Barrett. A
large quantity of it has been sent to
Europe, as well as being used in
this country, and it has been proved
to be of the best quality.

The feldspar is often so pure at
the quarry opened on the Haddam
road, that masses of several hun-
dred weight occur without any ad-
mixture of quartz- and mica.

Middletown, R.-I.

Newport Co. This is tbe middle
township on the' island of Rhode
Island;. It lies 2 miles N. E. from
Newport, and 28 S. by E. from
Providence. The surface of the
town is undulating, and affords ma-
ny interesting and beautiful land-
scapes. The soil is a rich loam,
very productive and under a. high
state of cultivation; the lands are
highly valued and command a great
price. The inhabitants of the town
are principally farmers; they ate
distinguished for their habits of in-
dustry and economy, and for the
uniformity, plainness, and simplici-
ty of their riianner of living. The
products of the town consist of j
corn, barley, hay, and. great varie-
'ties of fruits and vegetables for i
Newport market. Ieeerporated, i
1743. -Population, 1830, 915.
.. 22

Milan, N. H,,

Coos co.,. is 139 miles'N. by E.
from Concord, and about 22 N. E.
from Lancaster. This tract was
granted in 1771, and was called
Paulsburgh, until 1824. The Up-
per Amonoosuck and Androscoggin
rivers pass through this town.—
The^e are several ponds, and some
considerable mountains. Popula-
tion, 1830,

Milford, Me.

Penobscot county. See “ Down


Milford, N. H.,

Hillsborough co., is bounded E.
by Amherst, and is 31 miles S. by
W. from Concord. Milford lies on
both sides of Souhegan river, which
runs through the town from W. to
E., forming a rich meadow or inter-
vale, from 1-4 to 1-2 a mile wide.
The banks of this river are annual-
ly overflowed, by which means,"
fhe soil, which is black and deep, is
much enriched. This town has ex-
cellent water privileges, and there
is a valuable factory in the village
Population, 1830, 1,303.

Milford, Mass.

Worcester co. This town, the
JVojnni'age, is well watered
by Charles and Mill rivers. It lies
23101168 S. W. by W. from Boston,and
18 S. E. from Worcester. Incorpora-
ted, 1780. Population, 1837, 1,637.
The’soil is generally fertile, and
the surface pleasantly diversified.
The manufactures of the town, for
the year ending April 1, 1837,
amounted to ^257,671. They con-
sisted of cotton goods, leather, boots,
shoes, chairs, tki and cabinet wares,
straw bonnets, varnish, closing,
shoe pegs, wagon irons, and whips.

Milford, Ct.

New Haven co. /This is one of
the towns which composed the
“ Old Jurisdiction of New Haven.”


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.