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FRANKLIN, VT (1854 U.S. Gazetteer)

A county in the N. part of Vermont, has an area of about 630 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by Lake Champlain, and is drained principally by the Missisque and Lamoille rivers, which afford motive-power to numerous grist and saw mills. The surface is uneven, and in the E. part hilly. Marble of good quality is found at Swanton, and iron ore in other parts of the county. The soil is fertile. Potatoes, oats, wool, and grass are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 258,757 bushels of potatoes; 145,840 of oats; 78,619 tons of hay; 1,899,445 pounds of butter; 1,196,660 of cheese, and 209,350 of wool. There were 4 woollen factories, 2 foundries, 3 grist mills, 20 saw mills, and 15 tanneries. It contained 47 churches, 2 newspaper offices, 7587 pupils attending public schools, and 279 attending academies or other schools. Lake Champlain, on the western border of this county, is navigable for vessels of 90 tons burthen. It is intersected by the railroad connecting Burlington and Rouse's point. Organized in 1792. Capital, St. Albans. Population, 28,586.


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