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Binghampton, NY

Broome County, New York, 1857
Binghampton, N. Y., c. h. Broome co... The Chenango Canal runs northerly from this place, and unites with the Erie Canal at Utica.  The great Erie Railroad passes through it, and extends to Dunkirk, on Lake Erie, 244 miles W.  It is also the head of boat navigation on the Susquehanna River.  These various facilities afford to this flourishing place peculiar advantages for business.  No place in the state, perhaps, at present, exceeds this in rapid and permanent growth; and it must become an important inland town.  Binghampton is surrounded by a rich agricultural and and grazing country, which here finds a ready market for its abundant products. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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