Swanzey [Swansea], Massachusetts
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.