Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 1854 - Ipswich
Ipswich, a post-village, port of entry, and one of the shire-towns of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on both sides of a river of its own name, about 4 miles from the sea, and ou the Eastern railroad, 25 miles N. N. E. from Boston. Ipswich river affords good water-power, and at its mouth is an excellent harbor. It is crossed by a stone bridge, built in 1764, at a cost of 1000 pounds. The village is very pleasant, and contains, besides the county buildings, 3 or 4 churches, a house of correction, a county insane asylum, and a flourishing female seminary. It has several vessels engaged in the coast trade and the fisheries. The shipping of the port, June 30th, 1852, amounted to an aggregate of 521 tons enrolled and licensed. During the year one schooner of 88 tons was admeasured. Manufacturing is also carried on to some extent. The Indian name of Ipswich was Agawam, signifying fishing station. Incorporated in 1634. Population, about 3000; of the township, 3349.
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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