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Southbury, Connecticut, USA - 1819 - Southbury
Southbury is a post town, situated in the northwestern section of the county, upon the northeast side of the Ousatonick river, 40 miles southwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Roxbury and Woodubry, in Litchfield county, on the east by Middlebury, on the southeast by Oxford, on the south and southwest by the Ousatonick river, which separates it from Newtown, in Fairfield county, and on the west by New-Milford, in Litchfield county. The average length of the township from east to west, is 8 miles, and its average breadth 4 miles, comprising an area of 32 square miles. The surface is waving, being pleasantly diversified with moderate hills and dales. The prevailing soil is a sandy loam, generally warm and fertile. The natural growth of timber is deciduous; and it is estimated by our correspondent, that the forests embrace nearly one fourth part of the lands of the township. The agricultural productions consist of rye, corn, oats, flax, potatoes, pork, beef, cider, cider brandy and some others...
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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