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Queens, New York, USA
1854 - Queen's



Queen's, a county in the S. E. part of New York, has an area of about 420 square miles. It is situated in the western part of Long island, and is bounded on the N. by Long Island sound, and on the S. by the Atlantic ocean. Its shores are indented with numerous bays and inlets, which afford some excellent harbors, and great facilities for navigation and for fisheries. The surface is slightly uneven: Harbor hill, in North Hempstead, is the greatest elevation. The soil, when well cultivated, is very productive, and supplies large quantities of fruit and vegetables to the New York markets. Wheat, Indian corn, potatoes, and grass are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 124,494 1/ 2 bushels of wheat ; 403,706 of corn ; 807,551 of potatoes; 48,027 1/ 2 tons of hay, and 561,230 pounds of butter. There were 86 flour mills, 4 woollen factories, 6 paper mills, 4 tin-ware manufactories, 6 coach factories, and 1 ship-yard. It contained 60 churches. 4 newspaper offices ; 5254 pupils attending public schools, and 349 attending academies or other schools. The Long Island railroad traverses this county from E. to W. Organized in 1683. Capital, North Hempstead. Population, 36,833.

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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