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Franklin County, Massachusetts

Greenfield, county town. Bounded N. by Windham county, Vt., and a part of Cheshire county, N.H., E. by Worcester county, S. by Hampshire county, and W. by Berkshire county. Area, 650 square miles. The Connecticut river passes nearly through the centre of this county. It produces, in great abundance, all sorts of grain, fruits and vegetables common to its climate; and exports considerable quantities of beef, pork, and products of the dairy. Manufactures are increasing in value and importance; and this county yields to no other in the state in the extent of its hydraulic powers, or in the richness and variety of its scenery. There are 44 inhabitants to a square mile. Chief rivers, Connecticut, Deerfield, and Miller's. Taken from Hampshire county in 1811. Population, 1820, 29,268; 1830, 29,344; 1837, 28,655. The value of the manufactures of this county for the year ending April 1, 1837, was $787,900. The value of wool grown, the product of 55,713 fleeces, was $70,513.

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