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Killingworth, Connecticut, USA - 1839 - Killingworth
Middlesex county. This town, the Indian Hammonnasset, was first settled in 1663. The central part of the town is 38 miles S.E. from Hartford, 27 W. from New London, and 17 S. by E. from Middletown. Population, 1830, 2,484. This town lies on Long Island Sound with a harbor for small vessels. Many vessels are built at this place. There is 1,000 acres of good salt meadow in Killingworth, and the soil of the uplands, although hard and uneven, are rendered productive by industry and skillful management. The village is very pleasant with a wide street a mile and a half in length, crossed about midway by Indian river, a small stream which enters the harbor. This was a great resort for the Indians. "Immense masses of mouldering shells still point out the places where they dwelt." Killingworth is a healthful, interesting place.
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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