Pelham, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - PELHAM. [Pop. 956. Inc. 1743.]
Pelham, when a part of the Equivalent Lands granted to Connecticut, was sold by that State to Col. Stoddard, of Northampton, and called after him, Stoddard's Town.
Part of Prescott was taken from this town in 1822,
The soil is good, but elevated and uneven.
A branch of Swift River waters the eastern part of Pelham, but palm-leaf hats are the only considerable article of manufacture.
Distance from Northampton, 13 miles; from Boston, 80.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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