This place (Newtown) is a pretty snug little village, containing about 500 clever and hospitable inhabitants; it has good wide streets, quite clear of that "eye sore," known mostly over the Peninsula by the name of "deep sand"; the houses, though built of frame, are generally built substantially and with some discretion and taste; there are two neat, new, and quite handsome frame churches in it; as for the merchants of the place, suffice it to state that they are very clever and hospitable. F. Mezick, Esq., the landlord with whom I stopped, and his very obliging and jolly assistant, are richly deserving of a passing notice, for the good treatment and the extension of the many civilities to "the stranger."
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The Reidsville Review, (Reidsville, North Carolina)
Footnote: The given population figure of 3,000 sounds high for 1895. Pocomoke City's 1910 population was listed at 2,309 according to the U.S. Census report from that year. Wonder if Mr. Hopkins had a hand in crafting this article to the benefit of his real estate dealings in Pocomoke City? -tk
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