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Highgate, Vermont

Franklin county. This town lies on the E. side of Lake Champlain, at the N.W. corner of New England, and of the United States. It is 60 miles N.W. from Montpelier, and 12 N. from St. Albans. First settled about 1784. The soil is generally sandy, in some parts swampy. Bog iron ore, of a good quality, is found here. There are many mill privileges in Highgate, particularly at a fall of the river Missisque, where are iron works, and other manufactories. The scenery at this place is quite wild and picturesque. Population, 1830, 2,038. Highgate is a place of considerable trade with Canada, and down the lake.

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