Middlesex county. Branches of Charles and Mill rivers rise in this town, on which are manufacturing establishments. There are 3 cotton mills in Hopkinton, and manufactures of boots and shoes, ($152,300,) leather, ploughs, and straw bonnets: total value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $217,550. The town was incorporated in 1715. Population, 1830, 1,809; 1837, 2,166.
The mineral spring in this town has become celebrated. It contains carbonic acid, and carbonate of lime and iron. It is situated near White Hall pond which abounds in fine fish of various kinds. The Boston and Worcester rail road passes within 3 1/2 miles of it, at Westborough, and it is 7 miles from the Blackstone canal, at Northbridge. It is 30 miles W.S.W. from Boston, 14 E. by S. from Worcester, and 30 N. by W. from Providence, R.I. There is a large and convenient hotel at this place, at which visitors for health or pleasure are kindly entertained. A trip to Hopkinton springs is both pleasant and fashionable.