"Louth, a county of Ireland, bounded S and SW by E. Meath, W by Monaghan and Cavan, N by Armagh, NE by the bay of Carlingford, and E by the Irish channel, 27 m. long, and 18 broad. It is in general rich and well cultivated, and has little waste ground. Chief river, the Boyne. Principal towns, Carlingford, Dundalk, Drogheda, and Colton. The linen manufacture is carried on to a great extent. It sends 1 member to parliament. Pop. 107,070."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]