This is a fine farming town: the soil is composed partly of marl, and affords excellent crops of grain and hay: about 7,000 sheep are kept here. Some years since fish were introduced from the lake, to Otter Creek, at this place, and have been found to multiply exceedingly.
Whiting was first settled in 1772. It was named in honor of John Whiting of Wrentham, Mass. Population, 1830, 653.