Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 335
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(3 woolen and 2 cotton mills, and
manufactures of muskets, iron cast-
ings, tin ware, leather, hats, car-
riages, prunella buttons, chairs,
corn brooms, cabinet ware, &c.;
total amount, the year ending April
1,1837, $683,71-6. The value of
12,962 fleeces, of wool .sheared in
the town the same year, was
$19,443. Pittsfield is one of the
pleasantest towns in New England:
it lies
1,000 feet above the level of
the sea, in a fertile valley between
the Taughkanniclfand Green moun-
tain ranges. .The village is well
located, and contains many beauti-
ful buildings, which, with the fine
scenery and well cultivated farms
that surround it, presents a great
variety to charm the eye and to
gratify the taste of the intelligent

There are in Pittsfield a medical
institution, a female ‘academy, &c
which will be noticed in the Reg-

Pittsford, Vt.

Rutland co. Otter creek mean-
ders through this very pleasantjmd'
flourishing town, nearly in its cen-
tre, and fertilizes a large part of
its territory. Furness river affords
the town good privileges, on which
are large iron works and other man-
ufactories. Iron ore of a very fine
quality, and elastic marble, are
abundant; also, the oxide of man-
ganese. The agricultural produc-
tions are valuable. In 1837 there
were in the town 12,368 sheep. A
female child was horn here in 1784,
who died at the age of 9 years, and
weighed 200 pounds. Pittsford was
first settled about the year 1770.—
It was a frontier town for a'nura-
ber of years. ■ The remains of Fort
Vengence are- still visible. This
town lies 44 miles S. W. from Mpnt-
pelier, and
8 N. from Rutland.—
Population, 1830, 2,005.

Pittston, Me.

Kennebec co. Pittston is a pleas-
ant town, on the east side of Ken-
nebec river, opposite to Gardiner;
7 miles S. by E. from Augusta. It
is a flourishing town, of good soil,
and has several ponds and mill
streams, and a considerable business
in the lumber trade. Incorporated,
1779. Population, 1837,
Wheat crop, same year, 2,231 bush-

Plainfield, ZY. H.,

Sullivan co., lies on Connecticut
river. It is 12 miles S. from Dart-
mouth college, and N. W. 55 from
Concord. There, is considerable
valuable intervale, on Connecticut
river, and in other parts are excel-
lent meadows. There are two
ponds. At the S. W. part of this
town, in Connecticut river, is Hart’s
island, which • contains 19 acres.—
Waterqueechyfalls are in this town.
A bridge Was erected here, in 1807.
A small stream, flowing from Croy-
don mountains, waters the town.—
Plainfield has a pleasant village,
situated on a handsome plain,
through the centre of which the
street passes N. and S. On a pleas-
ant eminence in Meriden parish is
located “ The Union Academy,” in-
corporated June 16,1313. It is en-
dowed with a permanent fund of
$40,000, the liberal bequest of the
late Hon.
^aniel Kimball, the
interest of which, as directed by
bis last will, is to be applied as fol-
lows, viz: $150 annually to the
support of a Calvinistic preacher,
and tbe remainder for the instruc-
tion of pious young men for the
ministry. This seminary is in a
flourishing condition. Plainfield
was granted in 1761, and was settled
in 1764. Population, 1830, 1,581.

Plainfield, Vt.

Washington co. First settled,

1794. Population, 1330, 874. ■ It
8 miles E. from Montpelier, and
21 from Newbury. At tbe junc-
tion of Onion river and Great brook,
in this towD, is a neat village with


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