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Middlesex County, MA

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1857
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, situated in the east part of Massachusetts, with Massachusetts bay on the east and traversed by the Merrimack river. Area, 800 square miles. Face of the country diversified; soil generally stony or sandy, but productive from cultivation. Seats of justice, Cambridge, Lowell, and Concord. Pop. in 1810, 52,789; in 1820, 61,476; in 1830, 77,968; in 1840, 106,611; in 1850, 161,383. (Fanning's, 1853)


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