The New Student's Reference Work/Rome, N. Y.

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Rome, N. Y., a city, county-seat of Oneida County on Mohawk River, 100 miles west of Albany, at the junction of the Erie and Black River Canals.  It contains mills and manufactories of iron, brass, copper, furniture, machinery, saddlery, wire and other foods.  Rome has admirable public schools, St. Peter’s Academy (R. C.), two libraries and several churches.  The city has all the improvements of a progressive city and the service of two railroads.  Here is Fort Stanwix, which was successfully defended against St. Leger, and six miles to the southeast the battle of Oriskany was fought during the Revolution.  Population 20,497.