Norfolk Co, MA, 9 miles south of Boston; from Washington 449 miles. Watered by Neponset river, and Boston bay. Celebrated for its extensive quarried of sienite, as the birth place of the Presidents Adams, and for the first railroad constructed in the United States. At the north part of the town is a bold promontory called Quantum, a pleasant summer resort.
Population in 1830 was 2,192; in 1840 was 3,486 and in 1850 was 5,017