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Rochester, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - ROCHESTER. [Pop. 3,864. Inc. 1686.]


This is a very large township, originally called by the Indians Sippican, and named Rochester, after Rochester in England, from which some of its first settlers came to Scituate, and thence hither.

The chief village, called Mattapoiset, has a good harbor on an arm of Buzzard's Bay, and is largely concerned in the whale fishery.

Ship-building is extensively carried on in this town, and at Sippican Village much salt is manufactured.

Distance from Plymouth, 16 miles; from Boston, 48.

An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845

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