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Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - 1854 - Washington

Washington, a pleasant and nourishing town, capital of Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the National road, and on the Hempfield railroad, 25 miles S. W. from Pittsburg. The Hempfield railroad (not yet finished) extends from Wheeling to the Central railroad at Greensburg. The town is distinguished for its literary institutions, and the elegance of its public buildings, among which are the court house, a number of well-built churches, a female seminary, a bank, and the edifice of Washington College. The latter is a flourishing institution, founded in 1806. Three newspapers are published here. Incorporated in 1810. Pop. in 1850, 2602.

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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