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NORWOOD, a township in Norfolk county, Massachusetts, about 14 m. S.W. of Boston. Pop. (1900) 5840 (1497 foreignborn); (1910) 8014; area about 10 sq. m. Norwood is served by the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway. The township is traversed by the Neponset river. It has the Morrill Memorial Library (12,000 volumes in 1909). Norwood's manufactories include printing-ink and glue factories, tanneries, an iron foundry, and the printing-presses and binderies of J. S. Cushing Co., H. M. Plimpton & Co., and the Norwood Press Co. Originally the South or Second Precinct of Dedham, Norwood was incorporated as a township (with the addition of a part of Walpole) under its present name in 1872.

See D. Hamilton Hurd, History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts (Philadelphia, 1864).

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