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Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - 1895 - Washington
Washington, a post-borough, capital of Washington co., Pa., is on the National Road, and on the Chartiers Railroad, which connects here with the Wheeling & Pitts burg Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Waynesburg & Washington Railroad, 31 miles S.S.W. of Pittsburg, and 32 miles E.N.E. of Wheeling. It contains a court-house, 9 churches, a national bank, a savings-bank, 2 banking-houses, a female seminary, 2 carriage-shops, a broom-factory, 6 cigar-factories, a stove-foundry, a tannery, 2 woollen-mills, and a steam flour-mill. It is the seat of Washington and Jefferson College (Presbyterian), which was organized in 1802 and has a library of 10,000 volumes. Three daily and 5 weekly newspapers are published here. Coal is mined near this place, and large quantities of wool are exported from it. Pop., in 1890, 7063.
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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