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Walpole, Massachusetts

Norfolk county. This town is finely watered by three branches of the Neponset which meet at this place. The face of the town is rough, but capable of producing good crops.

There are three cotton, two woolen, and two paper mills in the town, and manufactures of iron castings, hoes, hats, leather, straw bonnets, and twine: total value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $240,364. This pleasant and flourishing town was taken from Dedham in 1724. Population, 1837, 1,592. It is 20 miles S.W. from Boston, 10 S.W. from Dedham, and 21 N. by W. from Providence, R.I.


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