Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) - 1895 - Northampton
Northampton, a beautiful post-village, capital of Hampshire co., Mass., nearly 1 1/ 2 miles W. of the Connecticut River, 17 miles N. by W. of Springfield, and 19 miles S. of Greenfield. It is delightfully situated on a fertile intervale which is partly enclosed by high hills, and is 3 miles N.W. of Mount Holyoke. Here are the state lunatic asylum, which will accommodate 500 patients, and the Clarke Institution for Mutes, which has an endowment of $500,000. Northampton contains many fine residences, 10 churches, 3 public libraries, 3 national banks, 3 savings: banks, and 3 newspaper offices. This city is the site of Smith College, the largest and highest seat of learning for women in the United States, having requirements similar to Harvard University. It has about 800 students. The city is noted for its charitable endowments, over $6,000,000 being held in trust for charities, among which may be mentioned the endowment for indentured boys and girls, $1,500,000; for an agricultural school, $300,000; for 2 £ libraries, $800,000; for a school for deaf mutes, 500,000; for Smith College, $400,000; for a free kindergarten school, $400,000; for an art gallery, $40,000; for a public hospital, $150,000; for an academy of music, $100,000; for a high school, $10,000; for general relief of the poor, $100,000; and for a public library in a suburban village, $100,000. It has manufactures of silk thread, braid, and fabrics, fine table cutlery, baskets, hardware, oil stoves, skates, tooth- and hair-brushes, sewing-machines, and emery-wheels. Electric cars run between Northampton, Florence, Leeds, Haydenville, and Williamsburg, Pop, of the township in 1860, 6788; in 1870, 10,160; in 1880, 12,172; in 1890, 14,990.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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