Norton


Norton
/nawr"tn/, n.
1. Charles Eliot, 1827-1908, U.S. scholar.
2. Thomas, 1532-84, English author.
3. a town in SE Massachusetts. 12,690.
4. a city in NE Ohio. 12,242.
5. a male given name: an Old English family name taken from a place-name meaning "north town."

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(as used in expressions)
Lorenz Edward Norton
Noyce Robert Norton
Zinder Norton David

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      town (township), Bristol county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S., 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Brockton and about 30 miles (50 km) south of Boston. It was settled in 1669 by a cabin boy, William Wetherell, according to local lore, and incorporated in 1711. Norton was a centre of witchcraft hysteria in the early 18th century. It was known for the presence of the alleged witches Dora Leonard and Naomi Burt, and Major George Leonard was accused of having sold his soul to the Devil there in return for gold.

      Norton is notable for Wheaton College. Opened in 1835 as Wheaton Female Seminary by Judge Laban Wheaton, in memory of his daughter, the college was one of the pioneer institutions dedicated to the education of women; it was chartered as a college in 1912, and it has admitted men since 1988. The town economy is based on services (including education and the distribution of food products), retail trade, and light manufacturing. Area 30 square miles (78 square km). Pop. (1990) 14,265; (2000) 18,036.

      town, north-central Zimbabwe. It was named after a farm family murdered (1896) in the Shona uprisings. Developed in the 1960s as a planned industrial township, it is located 29 miles (46 km) west of Harare (formerly Salisbury) on the road and rail line to Bulawayo and 5 miles (8 km) from Lake McIlwaine. Adjacent to the town's industrial zone is Chibero College of Agriculture (1961), and to the north lies the Darwendale Dam, Lake, and Recreational Park. Pop. (2002 prelim.) 44,054.

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