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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 1839 - Swanzey
Swanzey [Swansea], Massachusetts
Bristol county. This town lies between Somerset, and Bristol, R.I. An arm of Mount Hope bay sets up some miles into the town, on which is some navigation and ship building.
There are two paper mills, a cotton and woolen mill in the town, and manufactures of vessels, boots and shoes: annual value, about $50,000.
Swanzey is a very pleasant town, and is interesting as the scene of much savage aggression. Here it was that Philip commenced his war, in 1675, by plunder and murder. It lies 46 miles S. by W. from Boston and 14 S.W. by S. from Taunton. Incorporated, 1667. Population, 1837, 1,627.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
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