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Belleville, p-o., Mifflin co., Pa., 70 n w. Harrisburg,162W.

Belleville, p-o., Wood county, Va., 301 N. w. Richmond, 319 W.

Belleville, p-v., Richland co., O., 68 n. n. e. Columbus, 387 W.

Belleville, p-o., Hendricks co., In., 20 w. Indianapolis, 591 W.

Belleville, p-v., capital of St. Clair co., Ill., 13 e. s. e. St. Louis, 100 s. by w. Springfield, 809 W. It is a neat flourishing village, on high ground. It has a handsome brick court house, brick jail, a clerk's office, a hall of a library company, 3 churches— 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, and two select schools. It has 2 large steam flouring mills, and numerous manufacturing establishments. Pop. about 700.

Belleville, v., capital of Desha co., Ark., situated on the s. side of the Arkansas r. It contains a store and a few dwellings.

Belleville, p-v., Conecuh co., Ala., 154 s. by E. Tuscaloosa, 935 W.

Belleville, p-o., Roane co., Tenn., 131 e. by s. Nashville, 550 W.

Belleville Port, p-o., Essex co., Mass., 40 N. by e. Boston, 476 W.

Bellevue, p-v., Huron co., O., 96 n. by e. Columbus, 405 W.

Bellevue, p-t., Eaton co., Mich., 16 Marshall, 119 w. N. w. Detroit, 584 W. It is a good farming town, and has 3 stores, cap. $6,500; 2 lumber yards, capital $1,000;' 1 grist, m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,000. Pop. 529. The village lies on Battle creek, at the rapids, at the head of boat navigation. Lime is extensively produced and exported. Pop. about 529.

Bellingham, p-t., Norfolk co., Mass., 36 s. w. Boston, 419 W. The soil is sandy, and not very fertile. It is watered by Charles r., which affords good water power, and its manufactures are considerable. It has 5 stores, cap. $5,300; 3 cotton fee. 2,700 sp., 3 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $24,550. 9 sch. 284 scholars. Pop. 1,055.

Bellona Arsenal, p-v., Chesterfield co., Va., on James r., 12 miles above Richmond, 129 W.

Bellows' Falls, p-v., Rockingham t., Windham co., Vt., 98 s. by e. Montpelier, 445 W. It is a pleasant village, in a romantic situation. The falls in the Connecticut here, are a curiosity. In the midst of the channel worn in the rocks, a huge rock remains, on each side of which is a passage for the water. As the e. side, however, is more elevated than the w. side, the water, excepting when the river is high, passes wholly on the w. side. The river above, which is about 350 feet wide, is here compressed into a channel 16 feet wide, and descends by successive pitches, 44 feet in the course of half a mile. A canal has been cut in the rock, around these falls, three quarters of a mile long, with 9 locks on the w. side, through which boats and small steamboats pass. A bridge passes over the river here, supported in the middle by the rock, built in 1785, 365 feet long, the view from which is wildly picturesque, Bell Plain, p-o., Marshall county, Ill., 97 n Springfield, 780 W.

Belleport,p-v., Brookhaven, Suffolk co., N. Y., 209 m. s. e. Albany, 289 W. It is situated near Fireplace Bay, L. I., and has 15 or 20 dwellings.

Bell's Landing, p-v., Monroe co., Ala., 117 s. Tuscaloosa, 909 W. Situated on Alabama r.

Bell's Store, p-o., Fairfield dist., S. C, 37 N. Columbus, 491 W.

Bell's Valley, p-o., Rockbridge county, Va., 163 w. by n. Richmond, 205 W.

Belmont County, Ohio, in the e. part of the state, on the Ohio r., contains 536 sq. ms. The land is hilly and broken, but much of it is good. Watered by Indian, Wheeling, and Captina crs. The Ohio washes its whole e. border. The land is elevated, and from its higher portions an extensive and beautiful prospect is presented, particularly towards the E. Capital St. Clairsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 20,070, sheep 45,692, swine 41,032; wheat 479,692 bushels produced, rye 6,950, Indian corn 528,934, buckwheat 45,735, barley 9,373, oats 416,397, potatoes 76,045, hops 31,487 pounds, tobacco 1,720,892, sugar 38,186; 188,600 bushels bituminous coal; 2 commission houses in foreign trade, cap. $3,000; 196 stores, cap. $139,895; 1 fulling m., 3 woollen fee, 19 tanneries, 15 distilleries, 1 pottery, 31 flouring m., 29 grist m., 50 saw m., 1 paper, 1 printing office, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manuf. $212,339. 3 acad. 56 students, 56 sch. l,984 schol. Pop. 1830, 28,412; 1840, 30,901.

Belmont, p-t., Waldo co., Me., 37 e. by n. Augusta, 631 W. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,800; 1 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,240. 11 sch. 632 scholars. Pop. 1,378.

Belmont, t., Franklin co., N. Y., 10 e. Malone, 202 n. Albany. The surface is hilly and mountainous, and the soil clay and sandy loam. Watered by Chateaugay and Trout rivers. It has 2 saw m. Cap. in manufactures, $1,500. 5 sch. 121 scholars. Pop. 472.

Belmont, p-v., Goshen t., Belmont co., Ohio, 109 e. Columbus, 17 w. Wheeling, 292 W.

Belmont, p-o., Loudon co., Va., 148 n. Richmond, 29 W.

Belmont, p-o., Newberry dist., S. C, 51 n. w. Columbia, 515 W.

Belmont, p-v., Panola co., Miss., 169 n. Jackson, 937 W.

Belmont, p-o., Sumter co., Ala., 72 s. w. Tuscaloosa, 884 W.

Belmont, p-o., Pike county, Ill., 69 w. by s Springfield, 849 W.

Belmont, p-v., Iowa co., Wis., 64 s. w. Madison, 896 W.

Beloit, p-o., Rock co., Wis., 55 s. s. e. Madison, 820 W.

Belpre, p-t., Washington co., Ohio, 12 s. Marietta, 116 s. E. Columbus, 304 W. It borders on the Ohio river, and much of it is a beautiful meadow, as its name in French denotes. Settled in 1789. Blennerhasset's Island, made famous by Burr's conspiracy, lies opposite the centre of the t. Opposite the island are several ancient mounds.

Beltsville, p-o., Prince George co., Md., 28 w. s. w. Annapolis, 13 W.

Belvidere, p-t., Lamoille co., Vt., 47 n. by w . Montpelier, 557 W. Situated on the w . side of the Green mountains, and very uneven. Incorporated 1791. Watered by branches of Lamoille r. It has 1 saw m., 2 sch. 62 scholars. Pop. 207.

Belvidere, p-v., Oxford t., capital of Warren co., N. J. Situated on Delaware r., 57 n. n. w. Trenton, 212 W. It has a court house, which contains also the jail and public offices, 2 churches, 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist, a bank, and an academy. Pequest creek, which passes through it, affords a good water power, and gives motion to several mills. There is an elegant bridge across the Delaware r. here.

Belvidere, p-o., Sumner co., Tenn., 55 Nashville, 696 W.

Belvidere, t, Boone co , HI. It has 2 stores, cap. $6,000; 1 grist m., 3 saw m., 3 sch. 136 scholars. Pop. 698.

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Belvidere, p-v., Winnebago co., Ill., 219 n. by e. Springfield, 783 W.

Bemus' Heights, p-o., Stillwater t., Saratoga co., N. Y., 26 n. Albany, 396 W.

Benedict., p-v., Charles co., Md., on the Patuxent r., 59 s. s. e. Annapolis, 54 W.

Benevola, p-o., Pickens co., Ala., 34 w. Tuscaloosa, 852 W.

Benjamintown, p-o., Bradford co., Pa., 142 n. Harrisburg.

Bengal, t., Clinton co., Mich.

Bennetts' Bayoq, t., Benton co., Ark. Pop. 282.

Bennetts' Corners, p-o., Lenox t., Madison co., N. Y.

Bennettsville, p-v., capital of Marlboro dist., S. C, 107 n. e. Columbia, 409 W. It contains a court house; 2 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and about 350 inhabitants.

Bennettsville, p-o., St. Clair co., Ala., 112 N. E. Tuscaloosa, 705 W.

Bennington, County, Vt., in the s. w. comer of the state, contains 610 sq. miles. The eastern part is mountainous, extending into the range of the Green mountains, and most parts of it are uneven, but the soil of the western part is good for tillage, and of the eastern for grazing. A range of limestone passes through the county, n. and s. and furnishes some good quarries of marble; iron ore is also found. The capitals are Bennington and Manchester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 16,879, sheep 104,721, swine 9,906; wheat 12,959 bush, produced rye 25,671, Ind. corn 70,246, buckwheat 16,071, oats 137,837, potatoes 564,279, sugar 180,986 pounds; 38 stores, cap. $124,020; 5 furnaces, 11 fulling m., 8 woollen fac, 3 cotton fac 1,603 sp., 12 tanneries, 1 pottery, 1 paper fac, 17 grist m., 73 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $276, 365. 4 acad. 275 students, 102 sch. 3,894 scholars. Pop. 1830, 17,470; 1840, 16,872.

Bennington, p-v., serai-capital of Bennington co., Vt., 117 s. by w. Montpelier, 37 n. e. Albany, 68 s. w. Windsor, 132 w. n. w. Boston, 407 W. 42° 42' n. lat. and 73° w. lon. Pop. 1790, 2,400; 1830, 3,419; 1840, 3,429. This town was chartered in 1749 by Benning Wentworth, then the royal governor of N. H. from whom it was named, and it was settled in 1761. It is drained by branches of Hoosick r., which afford good water power. The soil is fertile; and marble, iron ore, and yellow ochre, are found. The principal village is on elevated ground, and has a court house, a Congregational church, and an academy. A little to the e. is a considerable manufacturing village. In August, 1777, 800 Americans under Gen. Starke, defeated a superior British force, on the w. border of this town. It has 14 stores, cap. $55,670; 3 fulling m., 2 cotton fac. 1,608 sp., 3 furnaces, 4 tanneries, 1 pottery, 1 paper fac, 3 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $111,700. 2 acad. 150 students, 12 sch. 419 scholars. Pop. 3,429.

Bennington, p-t., Wyoming co., N. Y., 264 w. Albany, 370 W. It has a rolling surface; soil, moist clay, and fertile. Drained by Cayuga and Tonawanda crs. It has 5 stores, cap. $14,000; 1 woollen fac, 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac$8,300. 34 sch. 915 scholars. Pop. 2,368.

Bennington, t., Shiawassee co., Mich. Drained by Looking Glass r. It has 1 saw m., 3 sch. 65 scholars. Pop. 403.

Bennington, p-t., Delaware co., O., 40 n. e. Columbus, 409 W. Pop. 1,051.

Bensalem, t., Bucks co., Pa. It has 5 stores, cap. 1G,000; 3 grist m., 1 saw m., 4 sch. 154 scholars. Pop. 1,731.

Benson, p-t., Rutland co., Vt, 85 s. w. Montpelier, 62 s. Burlington, 457 W. It lies on Lake Champlain, here about a mile wide. First settled in 1783. The natural growth is pine, maple, walnut, oak and beech. It has 3 stores, 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $l,315). 11 sch. 510 scholars. Pop. 1,403.

Benson, p-o., Hope t, Hamilton co., N. Y., 65 N. by w. Albany, 434 W.

Bent Creek, p-o., Buckingham co., Va., 106 w. Richmond, 192 W.

Bentivoglia, p-o., Albemarle co., Va., 80 n. w. Richmond, HOW.

Bentleyville, p-v., Washington co., Pa., 198 w. Harrisburg, 220 W. It lies on Pigeon creek.

Bentleyville, p-o., Halifax co., Va., 115 s. w. Richmond, 213 W.

Benton, County, Ala., in the n. e. part of the state, contains 1,060 sq. miles. Watered by a branch of Coosa r., and by Tallapoosa r. Surface generally level, soil fertile. Capital, Jacksonville. There were in 1810, neat cattle 16,898, sheep 4,886, swine 48,340; wheat 77,976 bush, produced, rye 885, Ind. corn 667,832, oats 22,191, potatoes 23,677, tobacco 30,533 pounds, cotton 1,756,502. Value of gold produced $11,030. 29 stores, cap. $156,500; 1 cotton fac. 158 sp., 8 tanneries, 18 distilleries, 14 flouring m., 29 grist m., 24 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $66,807. 4 acad. 180 students, 33 sch. 1,498 scholars. Pop. whites 11,360, slaves 2,894, free col'd 6; total, 14,260.

Benton, County, Tenn., in the western part of the state, contains 375 sq. ms. The Tennessee r. forms its eastern boundary. Drained by several small creeks, branches of Tennessee r. Surface level, soil fertile. Capital, Camden. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,263, sheep 3,645, swine 23,330; wheat 13,722 bush, produced, Ind. corn 41,533, oats 22,421, potatoes 5,229, tobacco 29,563 pounds, cotton 22,499; 4 stores, cap. $9,270; 3 distilleries, 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,050. 4 sch. 214 scholars. Pop. whites 4,517, slaves 247, free col'd 8; total, 4,772.

Benton, County, Mo., in the s. w. part of the state, contains 1,050 sq. ms. The surface is uneven, consisting of prairie and woodland, and the soil is rich. Capital, Warsaw. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,177, sheep 2,617, swine 12,541; wheat 3,233 bush, produced, Ind. corn 110,335, oats 8,195, potatoes 5,523, tobacco 4,731 pounds, cotton 2,821; 8 stores, cap. $18,935; 1 tannery, 2 distilleries. Cap. in manufac. $3,700. 1 sch. 30 scholars. Pop. whites 3,933, slaves 261; total, 4,205.

Benton, County, Ark., in the N. w. corner of the state, contains about 1,050 sq. miles. Drained by White r. and head branches of Illinois and Cow-skin rivers. Surface hilly, soil fertile. Capital, Bentonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,074, sheep 1,934, swine 8.221; wheat 5,123 bush, produced, Ind. corn 130,595, oats 5,985, potatoes 5,744, cotton 1,114,622 pounds; 6 stores, cap. $33,900; 2 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 5 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,400. 6 sch. 121 scholars. Pop. whites 2,050, slaves 168, free col'd 10; total, 2,228.

Benton, p-t, Yates co., N. Y., 184 w. Albany, 337 W. The surface consists of gentle swells or extended plains, the soil, clay, sandy and gravelly loam, underlaid with slate and limestone. The outlet of Crooked lake, and Cashong cr. afford water power, and have several mills. The p-v., called Benton Centre, has 2 churches, 2 stores, 'and 30 or 40 dwellings. There are in the t 7 stores, cap. $21,500; 2 fulling m., 1 woollen fac, 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 2 flouring m., 1 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $74,710. 18 sch. 1,085 scholars. Pop. 3,911.

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Benton, p-o., Columbia co., Pa., 110 n. by e. Harrisburg, 221 W.

Benton, p-v., Lumpkin co., Ga., 15 Dahlonega 125 n. n. w. Milledgeville, 635 W. Situated on the ridge between the Chestatee and Etowah rivers.

Benton, p-o., Lowndes co., Ala., 98 s. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 859 W.

Benton, t., Hocking co., O. Pop. 44S.

Benton, p-v., capital of Saline co., Ark., 24 s. w. Little Rock, 1,089 W.

Benton, p-o., Marshall co., Tenn., 57 s. Nashville, 708 W.

Benton, p-v., Salt creek t., Holmes co., O., 92 n. e. Columbus, 344 W. Situated on the s. side of Martins creek. It has several stores and warehouses, 30 dwellings, and about 150 inhabitants.

Benton, p-o., Franklin co., Ill., 151 s. s. e. Springfield, 816 W.

Benton, p-v., capital of Scott co., Mo., 222 s. E. Jefferson city, 870 W. It contains a court house, jail, several stores and dwellings.

Benton, p-o., Washtenaw co., Mich., 45 w. Detroit, 522 W.

Benton, p-o., Hamilton co., Flor.

Benton, t., Hocking co., O. Pop. 448. Benton, p-v., capital of Yazoo co., Miss., 50 N. w. Jackson, 1,019 W. It is nearly equidistant between Big Black and Yazoo rivers. Contains a court house, jail, and 1 church, free to all denominations, except R. Catholics, 1 academy, a masonic hall, and 4 stores. It is surrounded by a fine cotton-growing country. Population, 400.

Benton, t., Macon co., Mo. Pop. 330.

Benton, t., Linn co., Mo. Pop. 413.

Benton, t., Newton co., Mo. It has 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop. 744.

Benton, t., Polk co., Mo. Pop. 490.

Benton, t., Taney co., Mo. Pop. 340.

Benton, t., Wayne co., Mo. It has 1 sch. 33 scholars. Pop. 425.

Benton Ridge, p-o., Hancock co., O., 99 n. by w. Columbus, 464 W.

Benton's Port, p-v., Van Buren co., Iowa.

Bentonville, p-v;, capital of Polk co.,Tenn., 174 s. E. Nashville, 574 W. It has a court house, jail, and academy, all of brick, 3 stores, 2 churches, 1 Cumberland Pres., 1 Baptist, and about 200 inhabitants. It is on Four-mile branch, 4 m. s. of Highawasse r.

Bentonville, p-o., Fayette co., In., 50 E. s. E. Indianapolis, 529 W.

Bentonville, p-o., Adams co., O.

Bentonville, v., capital of Benton co., Ark., 2 s. of Little Sugar cr. It has a court house jail, and an academy. Pop. 134.

Benvenue, p-o., Dauphin co., Pa., 15 n. Harrisburg, 125 W.

Berea, p-v., Middleburg t., Cuyahoga co., O., 12 s. w. Cleveland, 136 n. n. e. Columbus, 366 W. Situated on the falls of the e. branch of Rocky r., which affords water power. A manual labor seminary is located here. It has several mills, and a manufactory of grindstones, of an excellent quality.

Berea Granville, p-o., Person co., N. C.

Bergen, County, N. J. Situated in the n. e. part of the state, and contains 350 sq. ms. The surface is various; soil, fertile, especially on the streams. Watered by Hackensack and Saddle rivers. The Palisades on the Hudson r. lie in this co. Capital, Hackensack. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,425, sheep 7,266, swine 8,599; wheat 7,221 bush, produced, rye 80,743, Ind. corn 86,667, buckwheat 45,169, oats 79,239, potatoes 127,043; products of the dairy, $65,262; of the orchard, $57,803; of the garden, $32,494; 34 stores, cap. $31,050; 1 fulling m., 6 cotton fac. 4,398 sp., 9 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 5 paper fac, 47 grist m., 57 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $128,733. 1 acad. 25 students, 40 sch. 1,388 scholars. Pop. 1840, 13,223.

Bergen, p-t., Genesee co., N. Y., 14 n. w. Batavia, 237 w. Albany, 378 W. The surface is level, and the soil clay loam. Watered by Black cr. The Tonawanda railroad passes through it. The p-v. contains 5 stores and 30 dwellings. Pop. of the v. 200, of the t. 1,832. It has 3 stores, cap. $7,200; 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,100. 10 sch. 405 scholars.

Bergen, p-t., and capital Hudson co., N. J., 56 n. E. Trenton, 222 W. The surface is partly hilly, and partly marsh; soil, red shale, and fertile. The v. is situated on the summit of Bergen ridge, 3 ms. w. Jersey City, has 2 churches, 1 Dutch Reformed, 1 Presbyterian, 2 stores, and 60 houses. The Beacon race course lies a little N. of the village. The court house is about to be erected in the n. part of the t. Settled in 1616 by Danes, who came over with the Hollanders. There are in the t., 1 furnace, 2 rope fac. Cap. in manufac. $202,300. 14 sch. 670 scholars. Pop. 5,255.

Berger's Store, p-o., Pittsylvania co., Va., 163 s. w. Richmond, 238 W.

Berkley, p-t., Bristol co., Ms., 37 s. Boston, 18 e. Providence, 424 W. Taken from Dighton in 1735, from which it is separated by Taunton r. The soil is light and not fertile. It has some coasting trade, and some ship-building. It has 1 store, cap. $1,000; 1 grist m., 7 sch. 328 scholars. Pop. 886.

Berkley, County, Va., in the n. e. part of the state, on the Potomac, contains 392 sq. ms. The surface is uneven and broken. Capital, Martinsburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,157, sheep 13,092, swine 25,035; wheat 287,127 bush, produced, rye 38,005, Ind. corn 390,948, buckwheat 2,293, oats 135,920; 28 stores, cap. $123,200; 7 fulling m., 3 woollen fac, 1 furnace, 7 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 19 flouring m., 30 grist m., 26 saw m., 1 paper fac, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac $355,737. 4 acad. 115 students, 18 sch. 612 scholars. Pop. 1830, 10,528; 1840, whites 8,760, slaves 1,919, free colored 293; total, 10,972.

Berkley Springs, p-o., in the village of Bath, Morgan co., Va., 180 n. n. w. Richmond, 101 W. The springs, which are near the village, are but slightly impregnated with mineral ingredients, and the cures which they effect are probably chiefly to be attributed to pure air, and a beautiful and romantic scenery.

Berks, County, Pa., in the s. e. part of the state, contains 1,020 sq. ms. It has a finely diversified surface, with mountains on the n. w. and s. e. It is traversed by Schuylkill r. The soil is fertile. Capital, Reading. There were in 1840, neat cattle 32,803, sheep 21,517, swine 34,095; wheat 331,959 bush, produced, rye 449,247, Ind. corn 490,777, buckwheat 58,040, oats 585,111, potatoes 224,591; 118 stores, cap. $459,943; 11 furnaces, 36 forges; 13 lumber yards, cap. $53,000; 16 fulling m., 7 woollen fac, 52 tanneries, 29 distilleries, 3 powder m., 3 potteries, 27 flouring m., 114 grist m., 108 saw m., 15 oil m., 5 paper fac, 1 printing office, 5 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $250,743. 3 acad. 138 students, 25 sch. 1,750 scholars. Pop. 1830, 53,357; 1840, 64,569.

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Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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