Douglas, Massachusetts

Founded 1746. || Douglas, Mass. Worcester co. This town lies 47 miles W.S.W. from Boston, 17 S.E. from Worcester, and 21 N.W. from Providence. Population, 1830, 1,742. Here is good meadow land, iron ore, and valuable water privileges on Mumford river. In this town was manufactured, in 1836, $55,000 value of cotton goods; boots and shoes, $5,250; leather, $1,500; and $116,400 of axes and hatchets; besides large quantities of hatchet handles and shoe lasts. Incorporated, 1731 [sic].