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Claremont

Claremont. 1 City (1990 pop. 32,503), Los Angeles co., S Calif., in a citrus farm area at the foot of the San Gabriel Mts.; inc. 1907. Mainly residential, the city is an educational center and has light manufacturing. The Claremont Colleges are there, as is the Southern California School of Theology. A large botanical garden is also there. 2 City (1990 pop. 13,902), Sullivan co., SW N.H., in a farm and dairy area, on the Sugar River near its junction with the Connecticut; inc. 1764. It has plants that manufacture footwear, apparel, brushes, textiles, machinery, and paper. The oldest Roman Catholic church in the state (begun 1823) is there, and in nearby West Claremont is Union Church, the state's oldest Episcopal church (begun 1773). A replica of a pre-Revolutionary fort complex is nearby.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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