"ALEXANDRIA, town and quoad sacra parish in Vale of Leven, Dumbartonshire. The town stands on Leven river, 3½ miles north of Dumbarton; forms practically a joint town with Bonhill, separated from it only by the Leven; is modern, well-built, and prosperous; conducts much business in connection with neighbouring printfields and other public works; and has a post office with all departments under Dumbarton, a railway station, a banking office, Established, Free, United Presbyterian, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic churches, and 2 public schools with about 745 scholars. Pop. of the town, 6173; of the quoad sacra parish, 6616."
[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]
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