*Bristol, County, Rhode Island, in the north east part of the state, between Mount Hope bay, on the east, and Narragansett Bay, on the south and west. It enjoys great facilities for navigation; and the soil is fertile, being a deep and rich gravelly loam. The surface is diversified. Capital, Bristol. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,462, sheep 3,511, swine 1,691; wheat 127 bushels produced, rye 1,819, Indian corn 19,160, oats 11,429, potatoes 27,991; 16 for. commercial stores, capital $314,200; 61 retail stores, capital $131,075; 1 cotton factory 6,000 spindles, 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 2 ropewalks, 6 grist mills, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly papers. Capital in manufactures $219,731. Capital in fisheries, $637,500; 4 academies 270 students, 19 schools. 742 scholars. Population 1830, 5,466; 1840, 6,476.
*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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