Grafton, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - GRAFTON. [Pop. 2,943. Inc. 1735.]
Grafton was a tract four miles square, reserved for the Indians, until it was incorporated. In 1671, an Indian church was established here by the apostle Eliot and others, but in 1825, not one unmixed descendant of those Indians was known to be living.
The Blackstone river and one of its branches flows through the town, affording good sites for factories of woollen and cotton goods. The manufacture of boots and shoes is very extensively carried on.
Distance from Worcester, 8 miles; from Boston, 36.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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