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Franklin county. This excellent township lies on both sides of Sandy river, 45 miles N.W. from Augusta, and bounded south by Farmington. Population, in 1837, 1,091. There is a large body of intervale land on the Sandy, very fertile and productive. Strong contains a pleasant and flourishing village, some mills on the stream, and several very beautiful ponds. In Porter's pond, about two miles long, a salmon trout was taken which weighed twenty seven and a half pounds.

Strong was incorporated and named in honor of Caleb Strong, LL.D., formerly a Senator to Congress, from Massachusetts, and Governor of that state 9 years. He died at Northampton, Mass., his native town, Nov. 7, 1819, aged 74 years.