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Somerset

Somerset. 1 City (1990 pop. 10,733), seat of Pulaski co., S Ky., in a farm, coal, and limestone area of the Cumberland foothills inc. 1810. A railroad center, it has agriculture (tobacco, corn, wheat, livestock, poultry, and dairying) and diversified manufactures, including jewelry metal, glass, and wood products building materials lumber and granite monuments. 2 Residential town (1990 pop. 17,655), Bristol co., SE Mass., on the Taunton River settled 1677, set off from Swansea and inc. 1790. It has varied manufacturing, including varnishes.

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