| NAME: CASHMERE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: Today the site is covered with cornfields. The only firm evidence of the old settlement is the cemetery.
| Cashmere was an early community that dates from
1825 along the banks of the Thames. By 1860 the town claimed a number of
grist and saw mills, a blacksmith shop, a sash factory, a cabinetmaker,
a general store and a population of one hundred residents. Located in a
flood plain beside the Thames River, Cashmere was prone to spring floods.
In 1876 an early breakup of ice on the river left the village under five
feet of water. Combined with the arrival of the railroads elsewhere, the
town was doomed. In the 1880s a visitor described Cashmere as a village