Heath, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - HEATH. [Pop. 895. Inc. 1785.]
The southern part of Heath was taken from Charlemont.
This town was named in honor of William Heath, a Major-General in the Revolutionary army, who belonged to Roxbury, and wrote memoirs of himself.
This is an agricultural town, the only manufacture of any importance being palm-leaf hats.
Distance from Greenfield, 13 miles; from Boston, 125.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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