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Erving, Massachusetts, USA - 1848 - Erving

The territory comprising this town was an unincorporated tract, called Erving’s Grant, lying on the north bank of Miller’s river, bounded north by Northfield and Warwick. It was incorporated as a town in 1838. A Congregational church was organized here five or six years since, but there never has been any minister settled in the place. At this time the inhabitants meet occasionally in a school-house for public worship. In the Statistical Tables published by the state, it is stated that in Erving’s Grant there was 1 woollen mill, which manufactured 25,600 yards of satinet, valued at $16,640; 12 hands, 6 male and 6 female, were employed; capital invested, $7,000. Two thousand and fifty pairs of boots and 744 pairs of shoes were manufactured, valued at $4,345. Population in 1837 was 292. There is a post office in the town. Distance, 10 miles east from Greenfield, and 85 miles from Boston.

Historical Collections Relating to the History... John Warner Barber, Worcester, Warren Lazell, 1848

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