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Cabot, Vermont

Caledonia county. On the height of land between Onion and Connecticut rivers. "The Plain" is delightfully situated, having the Green and White mountains in prospect. Several branches of the Onion river water this town and afford it some water power. Here is Jo and Molly's pond, and a sulphur spring. The surface is broken and hard, but good for sheep, of which about 6,000 are reared. The town was first settled in 1785. The first females who came here came on snow-shoes. This is the birth place of Zerah Colburn, the celebrated mathematician. Cabot lies 12 miles N.E. from Montpelier, and bounded E. by Danville. Population, 1830, 1,304.

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