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Essex County, MA

Essex County, Massachusetts, 1857
ESSEX COUNTY, situated at the northeast corner of Massachusetts, with the Atlantic ocean and Massachusetts bay on the east, and traversed by Merrimac river. Face of the country hilly; soil of middling quality. Seats of justice, Ipswich, Salem, and Newburyport. Pop. in 1810, 71,883; in 1820, 74,655; in 1830, 82,887; in 1840, 94,987; in 1850, 131,300. (Fanning's, 1853)


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