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Johnston, Rhode Island, USA - 1819 - Johnston

Johnston is a township situated 5 miles from Providence; bounded northerly on Smithfield; northeasterly on Wanasquatucket river, which separate it from North-Providence, east on Providence, south on Cranston and west on Scituate. It contains about 17 square miles; being more than 4 miles from east to west, and about 4 from north to south.

This township is of a primitive, granitic structure, and its surface is interspersed with hill and dale. There are several valuable quarries of freestone in the town, suitable for building and other uses. They not only afford a supply for the demand in the town, and in the immediate vicinity, but are sent abroad to a distance; having in some instances been exported to Savannah. Stone also suitable for furnace hearths, having great capacity to sustain fire, have been found. Limestone is also found at what is called Border Rock, from which large quantities of lime are made...

A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... : with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819

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