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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, 897 W.

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, 89 W.

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. Pop. 1,987.

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, 227 W.

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 inhabitants.

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 W.

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. Pop. 747.

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. Pop. 2,131.

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. Pop. 110.

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, 153 W.

Bridgewater, b., Beaver co., Pa. Situated on the w. side of Beaver river. It has 2 sch. 120 scholars. Pop. 634.

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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. Pop. 1,905.

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. 299.

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, 571 W.

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 15 families.

Brighton, p-v., Washington co., Iowa, about 37 s. s. w. Iowa city.

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, 419 W

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, 290 W.

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, 627 W.

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. 1,153.

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.

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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 W.

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 W.

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 W.

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, 234 W.

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. Pop. 2,738.

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 W.

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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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