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Cohoes, New York, USA - 1895 - Cohoes

Cohoes, ko-höz', a city of Albany co., N.Y., is situated on the W. bank of the Hudson River, at the mouth of the Mohawk, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central & Hudson River and the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Railroads, 9 miles N. of Albany, and 3 miles above Troy. It contains 12 churches, a high school, a large graded school, 2 Catholic academies, 2 banks, and several hotels. Two daily and 2 weekly newspapers (1 in French) are published here. Its prosperity is derived mainly from its manufactures, which are very extensive. Here are 6 large cotton-mills, owned and operated by the Harmony Company; also about 40 knitting-mills, in which woollen and cotton knit goods of various kinds are made, several are factories, foundries, machine-shops, a paper-mill, a bobbin-factory, box-factories, a gas-, steam, and water pipe factory, a knitting-needle factory, a brewery, and other mills. The Mohawk here descends about 100 feet, affording abundant water-power. Cohoes is rapidly in creasing. Pop. in 1860, 8799; in 1870, 15,357; in 1880, 19,416; in 1890, 22,509.

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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