Franklin, Connecticut, USA - 1819 - Franklin
Franklin is a post township, situated on the northern border of the county, 34 miles from Hartford; bounded on the northeast by Windham, and the Shetucket river, which separates it from Lisbon, on the southeast by Norwich, on the southwest by Bozrah, and on the northwest by Lebanon, in Windham county. Its average length from northeast to southwest is 5 miles, and its average breadth 4 miles, comprising about 20 square miles.
The township is diversified with hills and dales, and the geological structure and soil are of a granitic character, the latter being generally a gravelly loam; but in some small sections it is a rich, deep, chocolate colored loam...
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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