New Britain, a city of Hartford co., Conn., in New Britain township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 10 miles SW. of Hartford. It contains the Connecticut State Normal School, the New Britain Institute, a Roman Catholic cathedral, etc., and has extensive manufactures of builders', cabinet, and harness hardware, cutlery, hosiery, knitted goods, hot-air registers, etc. Elihu Burrit, the "learned blacksmith," was born here. Pop. of the city in 1900, 25,998; of the town, 28,202.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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