Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 321
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S. E. from Lenox. Population, 1837,
1,077. Incorporated, 1793.

Otisfield, Me.

Cumberland co. This town is
watered by Crooked river, which
empties into Sebago lake. The soil
is very good, and produced, in 1837,
4,525 bushels of wheat. It lies 82
miles S. S. W. from Augusta and
32 N. N. W. from Portland. Pop-
ulation 1830, 1,257.

Otter Creek, Vt.

This stream rises on the south part
ol Rutland countyjg—jLtfiaKEfses^ in
a northern coursj
the centre of th;
ters Clarendon,

Brandon and othe'^towntsy'lt" Sen
enters Addison countypasses
to Middlebury, whdre it falls very
considerably, affording,that pleasant
town an admirable water power;—
it then passes Weybridge", New Ha-
ven and Vergennes, and foils into
Champlain lake at Ferrisburgh^
From Vergennes it is navigable for**
the largest lake vessels, 8 miles.
There are no considerable falls on
this stream except at Middlebury,
Weybridge and Vergennes. In
ny parts of its course it is sluggi;
From Middlebury to Pittsford,^
distance of 25 miles, it is navigable
for boats. Otter Creek has many
tributaries which afford a great wa-
ter power. Its length is about 90
miles, and on its banks are large
tracts of alluvial meadows,some of
the best in the state. It receives
the waters of a basin of about 900
square miles.

Owl’s Head, Me.

Lincoln co. This noted place on
our eastern waters is a point of land
attached to the town of Thomaston,
running out three or four miles into
Penobscot bay, opposite to the island
town of Vinalhaven. Owl’s Head
forms the western entrance into the
mouth of Penobscot river, and has

a light house to guide the wary
mariner* on his way. A breakwater
is about being erected, which will
render the harbor at this place one
of the most eommodious, as it is one
of the most important, on the coast.
An almost countless number of ves-
sels pass this place annually:    Fre-

quently five hundred pass in a day.
From March 15th to June 15th,1838,
5019 sail were seen to pass in the
day time. Owl’s Head is not only
a stopping place in a storm, but a
resort for great numbers of people,
for many miles around, to take pas-
sages on board of steamers and oth-
er vessels. It is a delightful place
in summer, and has justly acquired
a reputation for possessing all the
various enjoyments which induce
thousands to visit the sea coast at
other places. It lies 4 miles E. from
Thomaston, 55 S. from Bangor, 40
S. E. from Augusta, and 79 E. N. E.
from Portland.

Oxford County, Me.

Paris, chief town. This county
js bounded N. by Lower Canada, E.
fry Franklin and Kennebec coun-
by Cumberland and York
by New Hamp-

It is watered by the Margalla-
way, Androscoggin, Saco, and nu-
merous other rivers. In the noi th-
em part of the couhty lies a collec-
tion of large lakes whose waters
empty into the Umbagog, and pass
to the ocean by the Androscoggin
and Kennebec rivers. Although
some parts of the County are rough
and mountainous, yet a very-large
part of it is exceedingly fertile, par-
ticularly.on the borders of its nu--
merous rivers, lakes and ponds.
This county contained an area of
2,684 square miles previous to the
formation of Franklin county, in
1838, which was formed partly from
Oxford county. The population of
Oxford county, in 1820, was 17,630,
1830, 35,211; 1837, 40,640. Popu-


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