Potsdam, New York, USA - 1895 - Potsdam
Potsdam, a post-village in Potsdam £ St. Lawrence co., N.Y., on the Racket River, and on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad, 11 miles E.N.E. of Canton, and about 30 miles E. by S. of Ogdensburg. It has a bridge across the river, which here affords abundant 'water-power. It contains 7 churches, a state normal and training school, a national bank, a newspaper office, 2 ma chine-shops, a flouring-mill, several large saw-mills, and other manufactories. Here are quarries of Potsdam sand stone, a good material for building. It is of the Lower Silurian formation, and derives its name from this place. The township is traversed by the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, and contains the village of Norwood. Pop. of the village (1890), 3961; of the township, 8939.
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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