St Albans, Vermont, USA - 1849 St. Albans
This is the shire town. The soil of St. Albans is fertile, and under the management of good farmers, is rendered very productive. The exports of wool, and other productions of the soil, are large and valuable. The water communications by the lake to New York and Canada, render St. Albans a mart of considerable trade from the surrounding country... The village of St. Albans is beautifully situated on elevated ground, and commands a fine prospect. It contains many handsome buildings, and is a busy place in the manufacture of various articles... J. Walder is supposed to have been the first civilized person who settled in this town. He removed here during the revolutionary war, and began improvements at the bay. There was no addition to the settlement until 1785, when Andrew Potter emigrated to the town, and from that time the settlement advanced rapidly, by emigrants from the south part of this State, and from the other other States of New England. Among the earliest settlers were the families of Messrs. Potter, Morrill, Gibbs, Green and Meigs.
A gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state; and of all its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. To which are added, statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with ... other useful information
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