HINSDALE (p. o.) is an enterprising, beautiful, and rapidly growing manufacturing village, situated in the southeastern part of the town, in a deep valley, and on the Ashuelot river, about a mile above its confluence with her more majestic sister. “the beautiful Connecticut.” Its principal streets are Main, Canal, Brattleboro, High and Pleasant, which contain many elegant residences, while nearly all the others are remarkably neat and tidy. It contains five church edifices- Baptist, Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Universalist, and all are in fine condition. The Baptist and Catholic churches are especially fine structures. The business portion is located on Main and Canal streets. There are two quite extensive mills for the manufacture of woolen goods, two large paper-mills, a large machine shop, where are manufactured lawn and field mowing machines; a manufactory of chisels, an iron foundry, and several other manufacturing concerns. The special pride of its 1,600 inhabitants are its public High School, its large and commodius brick Town House, and Hotel Ashuelot, the latter built and owned by its present proprietor, Mr. C. D. Whitaker, and managed by his genial son Charlie. The house is heated by steam, lighted with gas, and supplied with convenient bath-rooms. The large lodging rooms are conveniently and finely furnished, and the tables in the spacious, airy dining-room are always bountifully supplied. Surrounding this gem of a village are many beautiful drives, especially so over the roads leading to Spafford lake, Winchester village, and along-the Connecticut river.
NORTH HINSDALE (p. o.) is a small hamlet containing about half a dozen residences, situated midway between Hinsdale and Brattleboro, Vt.