Hampden county. This town is watered by a branch of Quinnebaug river, and has a considerable water power. The surface of the town is uneven, but the soil affords good pasturage. Here is a woolen mill, and manufactures of leather, boots, shoes, axes, hatchets, palm-leaf hats, &c.: annual value, about $70,000. Wales is 67 miles W.S.W. from Boston and 17 E. by S. from Springfield. Population, 1837, 738.