Thomaston, Maine, USA - 1854 - Thomaston
Thomaston, a post-township of Lincoln county. Maine, bounded on the W. by St, George's river, 80 miles E. N. E. from Port land. It contains extensive beds of lime stone, from which a superior quality of lime is manufactured and exported in large quantities. The Maine state prison is situated in this township, on the bank of the river, and is enclosed by a tract of ten acres. The plan of the building and system of discipline are similar to those of the Auburn prison. The convicts are principally employed in cutting granite, which Is extensively quarried on the banks of the river, a few miles below. When wrought into various forms for buildings, it is exported to different parts of the United States. The village of Thomaston, situated on the E. bank of the St. George's, 12 miles from the ocean, contains 2 banks and a newspaper office. Population of the township, 2723.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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