*Middlesex County, Connecticut is centrally situated toward the south part of the state, and contains 342 sq. ms. Watered by Connecticut river, which runs centrally through it, and small tributaries which enter it. The river affords great facilities for navigation, and the small tributaries furnish water power. The surface is uneven; soil, generally good, particularly on the river. Capitals, Middletown and Haddam. There were in 1840, neat rattle 15,667, sheep 14,758, swine 8,494; wheat 3,463 bushels produced, rye 54,224, Indian corn 103,920, buckwheat 9,169, barley 941, oats 40,028, Potatoes 181,673; 105 stores, capital $508,846; 7 lumber yards, capital $62,000; 8 fulling mills, 1 woolen factory, 8 cotton factories 7,646 spindles, 1 dyeing and printing establishment, 15 tanneries, 1 powder mill, 23 grist mills, 12 saw mills, 4 printing offices, 1 bindery, 1 periodical, 2 weekly newspapers. Capital in manufactures $871,354. 1 college 147 students, 7 academies 328 students, 123 schools 5,225 scholars. Population 24,879.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843


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