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Leicester, Vermont

Addison county. Leicester is watered by a river of its own name, by Otter creek, and by a part of lake Dunmore. These waters are too sluggish to afford the town much water power. The soil is a sandy loam, interspersed with some flats of clay. Along the rivers the soil is rich and productive. The high lands are hard and fit for grazing. About 4,000 sheep are kept here. Leicester lies 36 miles S.W. from Montpelier, and 10 S. by E. from Middlebury. First settled, 1773. Population, 1830, 638.

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