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Rochester, Vermont

Windsor county. Rochester lies 30 miles S.S.W. from Montpelier, 37 N.W. from Windsor, and 20 S.E. from Middlebury. It is watered by White river, which supplies it with mill seats. A large part of the surface of the township is broken and mountainous, but it contains much good land for grazing and some tracts of excellent meadow. It has a pleasant village with some trade. In 1837 there were 9,000 sheep in the town. First settled, 1783. Population, 1830, 1,392.


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