Rowe, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - ROWE. [Pop. 703. Inc. 1785.]
This town was originally composed of several grants, and in 1838, the Legislature annexed to it part of a tract of land called Zoar.
Deerfield River bounds Rowe on the west, and one of its branches, Pelham Brook, waters the town.
When the State found it necessary to establish a chain of forts along the northern frontier, to defend the settlements from the French and Indians, Fort Pelham was established here.
The land is elevated, and some wool is produced, but the inhabitants chiefly depend on agriculture.
Distance from Greenfield, 22 miles, from Boston, 117.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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