Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) - 1854 - Northampton
Northampton, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River railroad, 17 miles N. from Springfield. It is delight fully situated on rising ground, about a mile W. from Connecticut river, and contains, be sides the county buildings, 4 or 5 churches, 2 banks, with an aggregate capital of $400,000, 2 newspaper offices, and a number of fine schools. West of the village the ground rises into a considerable elevation, called Round Hill, which is the site of several splendid residences, and has on its summit an extensive water-cure establishment. Northampton is celebrated for its healthy atmosphere and magnificent scenery - Mount Tom and Mount Holyoke being in full view. For several years past the rearing of the silkworm has been successfully prosecuted, and large quantities of sewing silk annually made. Population of the township in 1840, 3750; in 1850, 5278.
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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