Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 266
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bushels. 94 miles from-Augusta.
See “ Down East”

Milton, X- I*.

Strafford co. The Salmou Fall
river washes its whole E. bounda-
ry,- a distance of 13 miles; and a
branch of the same river crosges
from the S. part of Wakefield, and
unites near the centre of the-E.
boundary. Teneriffe, a bold and
rocky mountain, extends along the
E. part-of Milton, near which lies
Milton pond, of considerable size,
connecting with the Salmon Fall
river. This town ivas formerly a
part of Rochester, from which it
was detached in 1802.- It lies 40
miles N. E.. from Concord, and 20
N. W. by N. from Dover. Popu-
lation, 1830, 1,273.

Milton, Vt.

Chittenden co. Milton is bound-
ed on the V*'. by lake Champlain,
and is finely watered by the river
Lamoille, It lies 12 miles N. from
Burlington, and 40 'N. W. . from
Montpelier. Population, 1830, 2,~
100. 'The soil of the town is gen-
erally good, and about 9,000 sheep
graze, in its pastures. There are
some pla.ces In Milton worthy of the
traveller’s notice. A little distance
from the neat and flourishing vil-
lage are the Great fails, on the La-
moille. In the course of 50 rods
the whole river falls 150 feet.—
Aboutthe middle of the rapid is a
small island, by which the water
passes on each side, with great vi-
olence and loud roaring. The scen-
ery on the banks of the river is
wild and beautiful. There are
some mills on the river, and consid-
erable trade on the lake.

... Milton, Mass.

Norfolk coJ This interesting and
pleasant town, the
of the Indians, lies 7 miles S. from
Boston, and 6 E. from Dedham.
Neponset river washes its northern
border and affords numerous valua-
ble mill sites. This town was taken
from Dorchester, in 1662. Popu-
lation, 1837,1,772. Alargepartof
tbe land is a gravelly loam, strong
and very productive. The manu-
factures consist of paper, granite,
leather, hats, chairs, cabinet ware,
playing cards, &e.’: total annual
amount, about $100,000. The man-
ufacture of paper from
beach grass
has recently been commenced, and
promises to be a good substitute for
rags, for the more common kinds.

-The village called, the “ Mills,”
comprising a part of Dorehester, at
the head of navigation, on the Ne-
ponset, is a wild, romantic place,
and ever .since the first settlement
of the- country, has been the seat of
considerable trade and manufacture.

The village at’the rail-road, near
the granite quarry, in Quincy,
about a mile S. E. of the “ Mills,”
is very pleasant and flourishing.—
By a new and beautiful bridge,
called the “ Granite bridge,” across
the Neponset, the distance to the
city is reduced to 6 miles.

Milton contains some elegant
country seats, and much delightful
.scenery. The views from “ Milton
Hill,” near the head df the Ne-
ponset; and “Blue Kill,” a cele-
brated land mark for sailors, 710
feet above the sea, in the south part
of the town, 12 miles from Boston,
are among the most admired in our

Minot, Me.

Cumberland co. . Minot is a large
and excellent township of land with
three very pleasant villages. The
Androscoggin passes its eastern bor-
der and Little Androscoggin sepa-
rates it from Poland, on the-S. This
is one of the most flourishing towns
in the state. Although agriculture
is the chief business of the people of
Minot, yet its water power is so val-
uable, that manufactures of various
kinds are springing up with promis-
ing success. Minot is connected
with Lewiston, across the Andro*-


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