CLINTON , a
See also:village of
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., on the
See also:Oriskany Creek, about 9 m . S.W. of
See also:Utica . Pop . (1890) 1269; (1900) 1340; (1905) 1315; (1910) 1236 . It is served by the New York, Ontario & Western railway, and is connected with Utica by an electric
See also:line . Several
See also:mineral springs in the vicinity have given Clinton some reputation as a
See also:health resort . There are iron mines, blast furnaces, and iron smelters . Clinton is the seat of
See also:College (non-sectarian), whichwas opened as the Hamilton Oneida Academy in 5798, and was chartered under its
See also:present name in 1812 . It was founded by the Rev .
See also:Samuel Kirkland (1741-1808), a missionary among the Oneida
See also:Indians; its corner-
See also:stone was laid by Baron Steuben; its shade trees were furnished by
See also:Thomas Jefferson; and its name was received from
See also:Alexander Hamilton, one of its early trustees . It had in 1907-1908 20 instructors, 178 students, and a library of 47,000 volumes and 30,000
See also:pamphlets . At Clinton are also excellent minor
See also:schools .
See also:Observatory is connected with the college, and was long in
See also:charge of the well-known astronomer, Christian H . F . Peters (1813-189o), who discovered here more than 40 asteroids and made extensive investigations concerning comets . The village was settled about 1786 by pioneers from New England, was named in
See also:honour of
See also:George Clinton, and was incorporated in 1842 .
DE WITT CLINTON (1769-1828)
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