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Williamstown, Vermont

Orange county. This town lies on the height of land between Onion and White rivers, 10 miles S.E. from Montpelier and about the same distance N.W. from Chelsea. First settled, 1784. Population, 1830, 1,487. This mountain town produces good crops of grain and hay. It pastures about 7,500 sheep.

The "Gulf Road," so called, between Royalton and Montpelier, passes through this town. This mountain pass is some miles in length, wild and picturesque. The mountains on each side of the gulf are very high, and the sides are so steep as to leave only a narrow passage for the turnpike, and a gurgling branch of White river on the south side, and a branch of Onion river on the north.

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