Bridgeport MD to Brockett's, IL
Bridgeport, p-o., Frederick co., Md.
Bridgeport, p-v., Pease t., Belmont co. O., 126 e. Columbus, 267
W. It is situated on the Ohio r. opposite to Wheeling, Va., and
on the National road, along which it extends about half a mile.
It has 1 wholesale, and 7 or 8 retail stores, and four
warehouses, in which a great amount of flour and tobacco is
stored. Its trade is considerable.
Bridgeport, b., Fayette co., Pa., situated on the e. bank of the
Monongahela r., at the mouth of Dunlap's cr., over which is a
bridge connecting it with Brownsville. It is on elevated bottom
land, and has 6 stores, cap. $15,700; 1 pottery, 1 flouring m.,
2 saw m., 1 paper fac. Ca'p. in manufac. $22,820. 1 sch. 80
scholars. Pop. 788.
Bridgeport, p-o., Saginaw co., Mich., 85 n. w. Detroit, 609 W.
Bridgeport, p-o., Franklin co., Ky., 5 Frankfort, 547 W.
Bridgeport, p-v., Harrison co., Va., 257 n. w. Richmond, 215 W
Situated on Simpson's creek, a branch of w. fork of Monongahela
river. It has a church, free to all denominations, 1 grist m., 1
saw m., various mechanics, and 20 dwellings.
Bridgeport, p-v., Marion co., In., 9 Indianapolis, 580 W.
Bridgeport, p-o., Warren co., Mo., 49 n. n. e. Jefferson city,
Bridgeport, p-v., Brown co., Wis., 143 N. e. Madison, 953 W.
Bridgeport, p-v., Seneca Falls t., Seneca co., N. Y., 132 w. by
n. Albany, 363 W. Situated on Cayuga lake, at the w. end of
Cayuga bridge. It contains 1 store, and 20 or 30 dwellings.
Bridgeport Mills, p-o., Franklin co., Pa., 58 s. w. Harrisburg,
Bridgeton, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 63 s. w. Augusta, 577 W.
Situated on Long Pond, from which there is a boatable
communication to Portland, through the Oxford and Cumberland
canal. The soil is fertile, and the place is well situated for
trade with the interior. It has 9 stores, cap., $1 1,800; 3
fulling m., 4 tanneries, 1 pottery, 5 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $16,350. 1 acad. 80 students, 18 schools, 769 scholars.
Bridge's Tan Yard, p-o., Jackson co., Ala., 183 n. n. E.,
Tuscaloosa, 694 W.
Bridgtown, p-v., port of entry, and capital of Cumberland co.,
N. J., 68 s. by w. Trenton, 179 W. It is situated on both sides
of Cohansey cr., 20 miles from its entrance into the Delaware
Bay, over which is a drawbridge, from which it derives its name.
It has a court house of brick, in the middle of a street, on the
w. side of the creek, a stone jail, and public offices. On the
E. side of the creek are a Presbyterian, a Baptist, and a
Methodist church; a bank, with a capital of $200,000, an
academy, a public library, and various manufactories. Thirty
sloops of from 50 to 80 tons sail from the place. On the w. side
of the cr. are very extensive iron works, which employ about 125
persons, whose wages is about $30,000 annually. Tonnage of the
port in 1840, 14,171 tons.
Bridgetown, p-o., Caroline co., Md.
Bridgetown, p-o., Northampton co., Va , 163 E. by s. Richmond,
Bridgeville, p-v., Thompson t., Sullivan co., N. Y., 106 s. s.
w. Albany, 259 W. It is situated on Neversink river, and
contains 1 store, 1 extensive tannery, 20 dwellings, and 125
Bridgeville, p-v., Oxford t., Warren co., N. J., 60 n. by w.
Trenton, 215 W.
Bridgeville, p-v., Sussex co., Del., 38 w. by s. Dover, 115 W.
Situated on the s. side of Nanticoke r.
Bridgeville, p-v., Perry t., Muskingum co., O., 62 e. Columbus,
331 W. It contains 2 grist m., 1 saw m., &c.
Bridgeville, p-o., Dale county, Ala., 216 s. E.Tuscaloosa, 896
Bridgewater, p-t., Grafton co., N. H., 37 n. n. w. Concord, 516
W. Pemigewasset r. runs on its e. border, and Newfound pond, a
large body of water, lies on its w. border. It is a good grazing
t. First settled in 1766. It has 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1
grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,550. 7 sch. 260 scholars.
Bridgewater, p-t., Plymouth co., Ms., 25 s. by e. Boston, 18 n.
w. Plymouth, 433 W. Watered by branches of Taunton river. The
soil is moderately good, and it has considerable manufactures.
The v. contains 3 churches — 2 Congregational, 1 New Jerusalem —
an academy, and about 50 dwellings. There are in the t. 3
stores, cap. $11,000; 3 furnaces, 1 paper fac, 2 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $139,000. l acad. 45 students, 13 sch. 577 scholars.
Bridgewater, p-t., Windsor co., Vt., 78 s. Montpelier, 458 W.
Watered by Queechy river and its branches, which afford
considerable water power. The surface of the town is uneven, but
it has considerable good land. An inexhaustible quarry of
steatite or soapstone is found here, which has been extensively
wrought. Iron ore is also found. First settled, 1780. Organized
in 1785. The Congregationalists, Baptists, Methodists, and
Universalists, have each a church. It has 3 stores, cap. $8,000;
3 fulling m., 3 woollen fac, 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 6 saw m.
Cap. in manufac $29,870. 15 sch. 435 scholars. Pop. 1,363.
Bridgewater, p-o., Litchfield co., Ct., 56 w. Hartford, 315 W.
Bridgewater, t., Williams county, O. Has 1 store, cap. $250.
Bridgewater, p-t, Oneida co., N. Y., 81 w. by N. Albany, 15 s.
Utica, 370 W. The surface is uneven, and the soil good for
grazing. Drained by Unadilla river, which rises here. The
village contains 50 dwellings and 350 inhabitants. There are in
the t. 3 stores, cap. $11,000; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 5 saw m.
Cap. in manufactures $6,350. 10 sch. 437 scholars. Pop. 1,418.
Bridgewater, t., Somerset co., N. J. The surface is mountainous
on the n. e.; elsewhere, level or undulating. It has 16 stores,
cap. $41,000; 3 fulling m., 3 woollen fac, 5 tanneries, 1
distillery, 5 grist m., 2 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly
newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $69,050. Pop. 3,983.
Bridgewater, p-v., Bucks county, Pa., 113 E. by N. Harrisburg,
Bridgewater, b., Beaver co., Pa. Situated on the w. side of
Beaver river. It has 2 sch. 120 scholars. Pop. 634.
Bridgewater, t., Washtenaw county, Mich. Drained by the N.
branch of Raisin river. It has 1 flouring m., 2 saw m.
Bridgewater, p-v., Rockingham county, Va., 139 n. w. Richmond,
139 W. Pop. 256.
Bridges, t., Taney county, Mo.
Bridport, p-t., Addison county. Vt., 79 s. w. Montpelier, 12 w.
by s. Middlebury, 475 W. It lies on Lake Champlain, opposite
Crown Point. The surface is level, and the soil a fertile clay
loam. It has a landing place on the lake. The water of the town
is impregnated with epsom salts of which a pailfull of water
has, in some instances, yielded a pound. First settled
permanently, 1768. It has 6 stores, cap. $25,000; 1 fulling m.,
1 tannery, 1 grist m 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,000. 11 sch.
300 scholars. Pop. 1,480
Brier Creek, p-t, Columbia county, Pa., 94 N. Harrisburg, 205 W.
Brier Creek, p-o., Wilkes co., N. C, 17 w. n. w.Raleigh, 376 w.
Brier creek, Ga., a tributary of the Savannah, 100 miles long.
Brighton, p-t., Somerset county, Me., 57 n. Augusta, 652 W.
Organized in 1816. It lies on the road from Hallowell to Quebec.
It has 1 store, 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac.
$2,125. 7 sch. 330 scholars. Pop. 803.
Brighton, p-t., Middlesex co., Ms., 5 w. Boston, 433 W. The soil
is good, but made much better by high cultivation. Watered by
Charles river on its n. boundary. It contains many beautiful
country seats, a bank, 1 Congregational and 1 Unitarian church.
It is distinguished as the most extensive cattle market in the
country. Neat cattle, sheep, and swine, have been sold here to
the amount of $2,449,231 in a year. It has 12 stores, cap.
$30,000; 1 acad. 48 students 4 sch. 200 scholars. Pop. 1,425.
Brighton, t., Essex co., Vt. It has 2 saw m., 3 sch. 45
scholars. Pop. 157.
Brighton, p-t., Monroe co., N. Y., 217 w. by N. Albany, 3 e.
Rochester, 366 W. Surface undulating; soil sandy, gravelly, or
clay loam. Watered by Genesee r., and small streams which enter
Irondequot bay. The v. is on the Erie canal. It has 1
Presbyterian church, 1 store, 30 dwellings, and 200 inhabitants.
There are in the t., 2 powder m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac.
$17,250. 15 sch. 618 scholars. Pop. 2,336.
Brighton, p-v., Beaver co., Pa., 231 w. by n. Harrisburg, 257 W.
It is situated on the w. side of Big Beaver r., 4 miles from the
Ohio, and is a beautiful and flourishing place. A bridge, 500
feet long, connects it on the e. with New Brighton. The water
power here is very great, and it has 1 large flouring m., a
cotton fac. 1,200 sp., a paper fac, 1 tannery, and a commodious
church; 2 stores, cap. $5,900; 1 sch. 25 scholars. Pop. 321.
There are in the t., 2 stores, cap. $1,300; 1 pottery, 3 saw m.,
7 sch. 220 scholars. Pop. 902. Brighton, p-t., Lorain co., O.,
105 n. by e. Columbus, 374 W. It has 3 sch. 52 scholars. Pop.
Brighton, p-t., Livingston co., Mich., 42 n. w. Detroit, 551 W.
Drained by branches of Huron r. It has 4 stores, cap. $16,000; 1
saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,000. 5 sch. 157 scholars. Pop. 786.
Brighton, p-o., Lagrange co., In., 181 N. by E. Indianapolis,
Brighton, p-v., Macoupin co., Ill., 12 n. Alton, 71 s. by w.
Springfield, 814 W. It has 2 stores, a castor oil fac, and 12 or
Brighton, p-v., Washington co., Iowa, about 37 s. s. w. Iowa
Brighton Centre, p-v., Clark co., O., 33 Columbus, 426 W.
Situated on the National road.
Brightsville, p-v., Marlborough dist., S. C, 117 n. e. Columbia,
Brimfield, p-t., Hampden co., Mass., 68 w. by s. Boston, 19 E.
by. n. Springfield, 378 W. Watered by Chicopee and Qumebaug
rivers. Incorporated, 1731. It is a good farming t. It has 3
stores, cap. $6,700; 1 cotton fac. 1,322 sp., 1 tannery. Cap. in
manufac. $43,800. 11 sch. 300 scholars. Pop. 1,419.
Brimfield, p-t., Portage co., O., 150 n. e. Columbus, 10 s. w.
Ravenna. It is a fertile and prosperous farming town. It has 8
sch. 212 scholars. Pop. 1,153.
Brimmersville, p-o., Steuben co., N. Y., 235 w. s. w. Albany,
Brindleton, p-o., Burke co., N. C, 211 w. Raleigh, 441 W.
Brinton, p-o., Champaign co., O.
Bringiers, p-o. & C. H., St. James par., La., 58 w. by N. New
Orleans, 1,230 W. Situated on s. side of the Mississippi r.
Contains the court house, and a few dwellings along the r.
Brinkleyville, p-v., Halifax co., N. C, 90 N. e. Raleigh, 236 W.
Brinsonville, p-o., Burke co., Ga., 78 e. by s. Milledgeville,
Bristersburg, p-o., Fauquier co., Va.
Bristol, p-t., Lincoln co., Me., 39 s. s. E. Augusta, 607 W. It
lies e. of the Damariscotta r., and s. on the Atlantic. Watered
by Pemaquid r., which affords water power. It has good harbors,
and considerable shipping, engaged chiefly in the coasting trade
and the fisheries. The first settlement in Maine was commenced
here in 1625. Incorporated in 1765. It has 7 stores, cap.
$4,900; 1 fulling m., 4 tanneries, 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $17,300. 19 sch. 1,014 scholars. Pop. 2,945.
Bristol, p-t., Grafton co., N. H., 30 n. Concord, 511 W. It has
part of Newfound lake or pond, 6 miles long, and 2 or 3 broad,
in its n. w. part. The outlet of this lake passes through the
t., and enters Pemigewasset r., and affords good water power.
The surface of the t. is uneven, but the soil is good. First
settled in 1770. Incorporated in 1819. It has 6 stores, cap.
$12,800; 6 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 4 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $47,400. 1 acad. 25 students, 9 sch. 345 scholars. Pop.
Bristol, p-t., Addison co., Vt., 50 s. w. Montpelier, 490 W. The
E. part of the t. lies on the Green Mountains, and is rough, but
w. of this, the surface is level, and the soil is very
productive. Watered by New Haven r. and its tributaries, Baldwin
and Lewis creeks, which afford water power. It has 4 stores,
cap. $2,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap.
in manufac. $5,700. 8 sch. 400 scholars. Pop. 1,233.
Bristol, County, Mass., lies in the s. part of
the state. It has the Atlantic ocean and Buzzard's bay on the s.
Watered by Taunton r., which affords good water power. It has an
area of 600 sq. ms. The soil is but moderately good, but its
extensive sea coast affords great advantages for navigation. New
Bedford, its largest town, in its tonnage, is the second in the
state. It is as much distinguished for its manufactures, as for
its navigation. Capitals, New Bedford and Taunton. There were in
1840 neat cattle 15,441, sheep 15,060, swine 13,052; wheat 3,705
bush, produced, rye 24,400, Ind. corn 152,558, barley 17,601,
oats 63,526, potatoes 315,519; 2 for. commercial houses, cap.
$50,517; 430 ret. stores, cap. $923,993; cap. in lumber trade,
$103,300; cap. in fisheries, $5,980,800; salt produced 35,200
bushels; 1 1 fulling m., 7 woollen fee., 55 cotton fee. 101,282
sp., 10 furnaces, 19 tanneries, 6 potteries, 61 grist m., 73 saw
m., 1 oil m., 8 printing offices, 2 daily, 6 weekly newspapers.
Cap. in manufac. $4,162,154. 10 acad. 612 students, 331 sch.
11,192 scholars Pop. 1830, 19,171; 1810, 60,164.
Bristol, County, R. I.,
in the n. e. part of the state, between Mount Hope bay, on the
E., and Narragansett bay, on the s. and w. It enjoys great
facilities for navigation; and the soil is fer- tile, being a
deep and rich gravelly loam. The surface is diversified.
Capital, Bristol. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,462, sheep
3,511, swine 1,691; wheat 127 bush, produced, rye 1,819, Ind.
corn 19,160, oats 11,429, potatoes 27,991; 16 for. commercial
stores, cap. $314,200; 61 ret. stores, cap. $131,075; 1 cotton
fac. 6,000 sp., 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 2 ropewalks, 6 grist
m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly papers. Cap. in manufac.
$219,731. Cap. in fisheries, $637,500; 4 acad. 270 students, 19
sch. 742 scholars. Pop. 1830, 5,466; 1810, 6,476.
Bristol, p-t., port of entry and capital of Bristol co., R. I.,
18 s. by e. Providence, 418 W. It is on the e. side of
Narragansett bay, and has a good harbor. It is extensively
engaged both in the coasting trade and the fisheries. The v.
contains a court house, 5 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Christian, 1
Congregational, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, and 2 banks. The
tonnage of this district in 1840 was, 15,800. In this t. lies
Mount Hope, about 2 ms. n. e. of the court house, which is a
fine elevation, about 300 feet above tide water. Here the
celebrated King Philip, chief of the Pequods, and the terror of
the early colonists, held his court. The view from the summit of
Mount Hope is in a high degree beautiful. It has 9 for.
commission houses, cap. $130,200; 41 ret. stores, cap. $70,075;
cap. in fisheries, $220,000; 1 cotton fac. 6,000 sp., 3 grist
m., 1 ropewalk, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in
manufac. $155,706. 9 sch. 427 scholars. Pop. 3,190.
Bristol, p-t., Hartford co., Ct., 17 s. w. Hartford, 338 W. It
is watered by branches of Farmington r. Organized in 1785. The
surface is hilly, but the soil is tolerably fertile. But it is
more distinguished as a manufacturing, than as an agricultural
town. Clocks and buttons are extensively manufactured here. It
has 5 stores, cap. $20,500; 4 fulling m., 1 woollen fac, 2
tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac.
$160,000. 1 acad. 25 students, 12 sch. 48S scholars. Pop. 2,109.
Bristol, t., Philadelphia co., Pa. Watered by Tacony cr., which
affords water power. It has 6 stores, cap. $6,050; 2 fulling m.,
2 woollen fac, 1 cotton fac. 1,400 sp., 1 dyeing and printing
estab., 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $155,250. 5 sch.
276 scholars. Pop. 1,734.
Bristol, p-t. Ontario co., N. Y., 212 w. Albany, 9 s. w.
Canandaigua, 349 W. The surface is moderately uneven, and the
soil, in some parts, very fertile. Watered by Mud cr. There is a
village at the centre, where is an inflammable spring. There are
in the t., 3 stores, cap. $14,000; 1 fulling m., 2 distilleries,
2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $16,030. 13 sch. 627
scholars. Pop. 1,953.
Bristol, t., Morgan co., O. Drained by Meigs creek. It has 2
grist m., 5 saw m., 11 sch. 409 scholars. Pop. 1,645.
Bristol, p-o., Anne Arundel co., Md., 31 n. N. w. Annapolis, 51
Bristol, p-b., Bucks co , Pa., 115 e. by s. Harrisburg, 155 W.
Situated on the w. bank of the Delaware r., 20 ms. above
Philadelphia. It is a beautiful village, and has a hank, several
churches, and 250 dwellings, many of them built with neatness
and taste. The Delaware branch of the Pennsylvania canal
terminates here, in a spacious basin, which communicates with
Delaware r. A great amount of coal, from the coal region of Pa.,
passes through it. There were in 1840, 10 stores, cap. $65,000;
1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,500. 2
sch. 45 scholars. Pop. 1,438.
Bristol, t., Bucks co., Pa., in which the above borough is
situated. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,000; 4 grist m., 1 college,
30 students, 2 sch. 391 scholars. Pop. 1,450.
Bristol, p-t., Lapeer co., Mich., 43 n. Detroit, 563 W. Drained
by Bell and Clinton rivers. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,000; 2
tanneries, 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,000. 6 sch.
170 scholars. Pop. 884.
Bristol, p-v., Elkhart co., In., 162 n. Indianapolis, 601 W.
Bristol, p-o., Kendall co., Ill.
Bristol, p., Racine co., Wis. ter., 99 s. E. Madison city, 780
Bristol Centre, p-o., Bristol t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 208 w.
Albany, 344 W.
Bristol Mills, p-o., Lincoln co., Me., 42 s. s. w. Augusta, 610
Bristolville, p-o., Bristol t., Trumbull co., O., 173 n. E.
Columbus, 314 W. It is a fine township of land, has 7 sch. 280
scholars. Pop. 806.
Britton's Store, p-o., Bertie co., N. C., 141 e. n. e. Raleigh,
Broadalbin, p-t., Fulton co., N. Y., 42 n. w. Albany, 423 W. It
is a good grazing t. Several creeks furnish mill seats. It has 9
stores, cap. $19,350; 3 fulling m., 1 woollen fac, 1 furnace, 6
tanneries, 4 paper fac, 3 grist m., 28 saw m., 1 oil m., 1
printing office. Cap. in manufac. $81,611. 13 sch. 635 scholars.
Broad Brook, p-o., Hartford co., Ct., 15 Hartford, 351 W.
Broad Creek, hund., Sussex co., Del. It has 10 stores, cap.
$7,630; 1 furnace, 10 grist m., 14 saw m. Cap. in manufac.
$4,355. 2 sch. Ill scholars. Pop. 2,640.
Broad Creek, p-o., Queen Anne co., Md., 12 E. Annapolis, 52 W.
Broadford, p-o., Smyth co., Va., 231 w. s. w. Richmond, 349 W.
Broad, river, Ga., one of the western branches of Savannah r.,
which it enters at Petersburg.
Broad, river, S. C, an arm of the sea, between Port Royal Island
and the main land. Beaufort is situated on this r.
Broad, river, S. C, rises in N. Carolina, receives Pacolet and
Tiger rivers, from the w., and unites with the Saluda, above
Columbus, to form the Congaree.
Broad Kill, hund., Sussex co., Del., has 23 stores, cap.
$128,950; 3 tanneries, 5 grist m., 6 saw m., 2 printing offices,
1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $35,200. 3 acad. 102
students, 4 com. sch. 116 scholars. Pop. 3,741.
Broad Top, p-o., Huntingdon co , Pa., 92 w. Harrisburg, 118 W.
Broad Top, t., Bedford co., Pa. It has 1 store, cap. $4,000; 1
tannery, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,900. 1 sch.
22 scholars. Pop. 987.
Brockets' Bridge, p-o., Oppenheim t., Fulton co., N. Y., 68 n.
w. Albany, 393 W.
Brockett's, p-o., Effingham co., Ill., 97 s. E. Springfield, 726
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