In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dollar like this:
Dollar, town and par. with ry. sta., Clackmannanshire, at the foot of the Ochil Hills, near river Devon, 6 miles NE. of Alloa, 41 NW. of Edinburgh, and 432 NW. of London -- par., 4773 ac., pop. 2500; town, pop. 2014; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; coal and sandstone are plentiful; copper, iron, and lead were formerly mined in the Ochils, a little above the town; on the banks of the Devon are numerous bleachfields. Dollar is chiefly noted for its excellent Academy, founded (1818) by Captain John Macuab, a native of the par.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Dollar has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Clackmannanshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Dollar and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dollar in Clackmannanshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st October 2014
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