Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 410
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true of the road from Hampden
through Carmel and Etna to New-
port: and' the settlement of this
section was formerly retarded, with-
out doubt, by the unfavorable im-
pression created by this circum-
stance. The projected rail road
from Bangor to Augusta is survey-
ed to pass through this town, near
the bank of" the stream; and the
level character of the country is
exceedingly well adapted for that

Spafford’s Lake, N. II.

See Che&terjield.

Speckled Mountain, Me.

Oxford co. This mountain lies,
on the line of New Hampshire,
partly in the town of Riley, and is
said to be 4,000 feet above sea

Spencer, Mass.

Worcester co. Seven Mile riv-
er, a branch .of the-Chickopee, wa-
ters this town. There are two
woolen mills in the town, and man-
ufactures of scythe snaiths, straw
bonnets, boots, shoes, leather, cab-
inet ware, chairs, palm-leaf hats,
harnesses, and barrels : annual val-
ue, about $80,000.

This township is quite elevated
for the section of country in which
it lies. It is stated to be the sum-
mit level between the waters of
Boston harbor and Connecticut riv-
er, 950 feet above the former, and
880 feet above the latter. The
surface of the town is agreeably
varied by hills and valleys: the
soil is fertile, and cultivated by men
of industry and independence. .

Spencer is 52 miles W. from Bos-
ton, and 12 W. from Worcester.
Population, in 1830, 1,618 ; 1837,
2,085. It was taken from Leices-
ter in 1753.

Spiggot River, K. H.,

Rises in Hampstead, and passes
through Salem, and into the Merri-


mack between Methuen and Dra-
cut, Mass., nearly opposite Shaw
sheen river,-which comes from the
S., through Andover.

Split, Cape, Me.

See Addison.

Springfield, Me.

Penobscot co. The Matakeunk,
a branch of the Matawamkeag,
rises here, and, with several ponds,
gives the town a considerable wa-
ter power. The soil of the town is
fertile, and in 1S37, with a popula-
tion of 398, produced 9,429 bushels
of wheat. Springfield was No. 5,
2d range N. of the Bingham Pur-
chase, and was incorporated in 1834.
It lies about 60 miles N. E. by E.
from Bangor.

Springfield, N. II.

Sullivan co. Th» town is bound-
ed N. by Grafton, E. by Wilmot,
S. E. by New London, S. by Wen-
dell and Croydon, W. by Croydon
and Grantham. It lies 35 miles N.
W. from Concord and 13 N. E. from
Newport. A branch of Sugar riv-
er has its source-in this town; and
also a' branch of the Blackwatdr
river. The. former empties into the
Connecticut,the latter into the Mer-
rimack. There are several ponds,
viz. Station pond, about 250 rods
long, 140 wide; Cilley pond, 240
rods long, and about 80 wide ; Star,
Stony, and Morgan’s ponds. The
land is rough and stony. This town
was granted in 1769, by the name
Protectworth. Its first settle-
ment commenced in 1772. It was
incorporated by the name»of Spring-
field, 1794. Population, 1830,1,202.

Springfield, Vt.

Windsor co. Springfield is situ-
ated at the S. E. corner of the
county, on the W. side of Connect-
icut river, and is 70 miles- S. from
Montpelier, 24 S. from Woodstock,
and 110 N. W. from Boston. Pop-
ulation, 1830, 1,498.


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