Northampton, a city, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., on the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs. It is delightfully situated on a fertile intervale which is partly enclosed by high hills and is 3 miles NW. of Mount Holyoke and about 5 miles N. of Mount Tom. It is a frequented summer-resort. Its streets are well shaded with elm-trees. The city is the seat of Smith College, one of the foremost institutions of learning for women in the United States, which had an attendance in 1904 of 1033 students. Here are also the Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes, the State Lunatic Asylum, a memorial hall (with the public library), the Forbes Library (containing about 100,000 volumes), an art-gallery, and an academy of music. Northampton has manufactures of silk thread, satins, cutlery, hardware, sewing-machines, silver-plated ware, etc. Pop. in 1900, 18,643.
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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