Carmarthen is the capital of Carmarthenshire on the South Wales Railway, and the river Towey, with a population of 9,993. It is one of the most healthy towns, and commands a view of one of the finest vales in the principality.
Johnston Hall, in the vicinity, is the seat of Lord Kensington. Anthracite, or smokeless coal, abounds in this district, and it is only wanting to be better known, in order to be generally used in the steamers belonging to the naval and merchant services. It was used by Her Majesty’s steam fleet at the review on the 23rd of April, 1856.
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This is a small decayed borough, having a population of about 1,652, engaged principally as tin-workers.
The capital of the county. In conjunction with Tenby and two or three other little boroughs it returns one member to parliament.