Chapter 12: Norfolk County.
This county is bounded north-east by Boston Harbor, north by Suffolk County, west by the south-east corner of Worcester County, south by the north-east corner of the State of Rhode Island, and south and south-east bycity of Roxbury and the town of Dorchester have been annexed to the city of Boston, so that in 1870 the population of Norfolk County was only 89,443.
The valuation of the county in 1860 was $86,800,899; in 1865 it was $91,308,287; being an increase 865 was $36,771,397.
According to the returns made by the mayor of Roxbury and the selectmen of the towns in 1866, Norfolk County furnished thirteen thousand one hundred and four men for the war (13,104), which is very near the number that was actq., and unanimously adopted:—
Resolved, That propositions for the opening and laying out of new roads anywhere in Norfolk County, while the country is involved in war, and while the resources of the people are taxed to their utmost limit to furni