Delaware County, NY to Derry, PA
Delaware, County, N. Y. Situated toward the s. e. part of the
state, and contains 460 square ms. The surface is rough and
hilly, but the land in the valleys is of a superior quality, and
the hills are well adapted to grazing. Watered by head branches
of Delaware and Susquehanna rivers, down which lumber is floated
to a market. The chief articles of export are live stock and
lumber. Capital, Delhi. There were in 1840, neat cattle 56,982,
sheep 135,843, swine 27,738; wheat 94,120 bush, produced, rye
128,053, Indian corn 46,454, buckwheat. 63,832, barley 1,158,
oats 464,715, potatoes 779,424, sugar 398,967 pounds; 82 stores,
cap. $230,897; 24 fulling m., 5 woolen fac, 28 tanneries, 52
grist m., 220 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers.
Cap. in manufac. $312,495. 2 acad. 433 students, 284 sch. 10,651
scholars. Pop. 1830, 32,933; 1840, 35,396.
Delaware, County, Pa. Situated in the s. e.
part of the state, and contains 220 square miles. Drained by
Darby, Ridley, and Chester creeks, which afford numerous mill
seats. The surface is undulating, and the soil productive. A
large amount of the vegetables in the Philadelphia market is
supplied from this county, and the amount of its manufactures is
great. Capital, Chester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,786,
sheep 7,121, swine 12,426; wheat 91,381 bushels produced, rye
3,359, Ind. corn 178,264, buckwheat 1,846, barley 3,443, oats
219,047, potatoes 81,895, silk cocoons 210 pounds; 43 stores,
cap. $126,000; 2 lumber yards, cap. $9,500; 5 fulling m., 1
furnace, 9 woolen fac, 21 cotton fac. 36,202 sp., 3 dyeing and
print, estab., 12 tanneries, 4 potteries, 2 flouring m., 29
grist m., 39 saw m., 11 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly
newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $671,824. 2 colleges 118 students,
51 sch. 2,257 scholars. Pop. 1830, 17,361; 1840, 19,791.
Delaware, County, O. Situated in the central
part of the state, and contains 610 sq. miles. The Scioto and
Whetstone rivers, and Alum and Big Walnut creek's, pass through
the county from n. to s., and, with other streams, afford many
mill seats. The soil is well adapted to farming. Capital,
Delaware. There were in 1840, neat cattle 19,732, sheep 26,840,
swine 37,331; wheat 139,531 bush, produced, rye 3,620, Indian
corn 410,618, buckwheat 14,237, barley 4,222, oats 206,282,
potatoes 68,037, tobacco 18,250 pounds, sugar 269,087; 38
stores, cap. $79,755; 1 woolen fac, 19 tanneries, 6
distilleries, 37 grist m., 67 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 paper fac, 1
printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $149,970.
1 acad. 42 students, 42 sch. 3,365 scholars. Pop. 1830, 11,523;
Delaware, County, Ia. Situated in the e. part
of the state, and contains 3S4 sq. ms. The surface is generally
level, and the soil productive. Drained by the w. fork of White
r., and Mississinewa r., besides Bell and Buck creeks. Capital,
Muncietown. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,455, sheep 6,952,
swine 11,465; wheat 58,902 bush, produced, rye 3,683, Indian
corn 345,888, buckwheat 1,583, oats 82,548, potatoes 20,780,
sugar 99,778 pounds; 16 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 13 grist m.,
14 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $51,621. 1,329 scholars in schools.
Pop. 1830, 2,374; 1840, 8,843.
Delaware, County, Iowa. Situated in the n. part
of the territory, and contains 576 sq. miles. Watered by
Macoquetais r. and its tributaries. The surface is dry and
rolling, and the soil is fertile. It abounds with excellent
timber. Iron ore is found. It is attached to Dubuque co. for
judicial purposes. There w r ere in 1840, neat cattle 228, sheep
25, swine 574; wheat 450 bushels produced, Ind. com 3,775, oats
690, potatoes 1,475. Pop. 168.
Delaware, t., Hunterdon co., N. J. Situated on the e. side of
the Delaware r., and drained by Wickhechecoke cr. It has 7
stores, cap. 12,000; 3 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 6 grist m., 6
saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $12,360. 8 sch. 227 scholars.
Delaware, t., Mercer co., Pa., 7 n. w. Mercer. The surface is
uneven; soil, clay and loam. Drained by Chenango and
Lackawannock crs. It has 2 stores, cap. $4,500; 1 tannery, 1
distillery. Cap. in manufac. $1,600. 12 sch. 455 scholars. Pop.
Delaware, p-t., Pike co., Pa., 148 n. e. Harrisburg, 242 W.
Watered by Dingman's cr. and Bushkill cr. Surface, uneven and
broken; soil, gravelly loam. The v. has an academy, to which the
state gave $1,000. It has 5 sch. 128 scholars. Pop. 500.
Delaware, t., Williams co., O., lying on Maumee r., w. of
Defiance. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $500. 2 sch. 41
scholars. Pop. 201.
Delaware, C. H., p-v., capital of Delaware co., O., 24 n.
Columbus, 408 W. It is pleasantly situated on the w. bank of the
Oleatangy or Whetstone r., across which is a handsome bridge. It
contains a handsome brick court house, 3 churches, 1
Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist, 12 stores, 1 woolen
fac., 1 printing office, 150 houses, and 898 inhabitants. There
is a white sulphur spring in the s. e. border of the v., where a
spacious mansion house is erected for visitors, and which is
considerably frequented. There are also several chalybeate
springs in the immediate vicinity.
Delaware, t., Hancock co., O. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,500; 1
tannery, 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,015. 4 sch.
106 scholars. Pop. 451.
Delaware, p-v., Jersey co., Ill., 59 s. w. Springfield, 826 W.
Delaware, t., Hamilton co., Ia. It has 2 sch. 39 scholars. Pop.
Delaware, p-v., Ripley co., Ia., 65 s. e. Indianapolis, 536 W.
Delaware, city and p-v., Newcastle co., Del., 35 n. Dover, 130
W. Situated on the w. bank of Delaware r., at the entrance of
the Chesapeake and Delaware canal. It contains 30 or 40 large
Delaware Grove, p-o., Mercer co., Pa., 240 w. n. w. Harrisburg,
Delectable Hill, p-o., Pike co., Ia., 139 s. w Indianapolis, 670
Delhi, p-t., capital of Delaware co., N. Y., 77 w. s. w. Albany,
327 W. The surface is broken, but the soil in the valleys is
fertile. Drained by branches of Delaware r., which here unite to
form the Mohawks or w. branch of the Delaware. The v. is
pleasantly situated on a plain, on the w. side of the w. branch
of Cooquago or Mohawks r. It has a fine court house, a jail, an
academy, 3 churches, 10 stores, 1 woolen fac, 1 grist m., 1 saw
m., 2 printing offices, 125 dwellings, and about 800
inhabitants. Pop. of the t. 2,554. The t. has 10 stores, cap.
$45,000; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap.
in manufac. $35,700. 1 acad. 183 students. 17 sch. 642 scholars.
Delhi, t., Hamilton co., O., between Cincinnati and North Bend.
It is a small township of excellent land. It has 3 sch. 107
scholars. Pop. 1,466.
Delhi, p-v., Jersey co., Ill., 78 s. w. Springfield, 820 W.
Delphi, p-v., Pompey t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 119 w. by n.
Albany, 342 W. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, 35 dwellings, and
about 250 inhabitants.
Delphi, p-v., Marion co., Tenn., 114 s. e. Nashville, 611 W.
Situated on the w. side of Sequatchy r.
Delphi, p-v., capital of Carroll co., Ia., 66 n. n. w.
Indianapolis, 624 W. Situated on the e. side of Wabash r., at
the entrance of Deer cr. Near this place is a remarkable spring
of water, of a reddish color. It contains a court house, 2
churches, several stores, 35 dwellings, and about 200
Delphi, p-v., Gasconade co., Mo., 53 s. e. Jefferson city, 917
W. Situated on the n. side of Bourbeuse cr.
Delphton, p-v., Fayette co., Ky., 20 e. by s. Frankfort, 530 W.
Delta, p-v., Lee t., Oneida co., N. Y., 112 w. n. w. Albany, 396
W. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, 1 large flouring m., 1
fulling m., 1 furnace, 1 distillery, 50 dwellings, and about 350
Delta, p-o., Lucas co., O., 145 n. by w. Columbus, 476 W.
Delta, p-o., Parke co., Ia., 73 w. Indianapolis, 644 W.
Delta, p-o., Coahoma co., Miss.
Delmar, t., Tioga co., Pa. It has 11 stores, cap. $18,400; 2
fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper,
3 grist m., 13 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $23,050. 5 sch. 125
scholars. Pop. 946.
Demand, t., Randolph co., Ark. It has 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop.
Democrat, p-o., Carroll co., Ia.
Democracy, p-o., Pike t., Knox co., O., 59 s. Columbus, 377 W.
Demopolis, p-v., Marengo co., Ala., 64 s. s. w. Tuscaloosa, 876
W. Situated on the e. bank of Tombigbee r., a little below the
mouth of Black Warrior r. It contains a U. S. land office, 30
stores, and 150 dwellings.
Demoss, p-o., Belmont co., O., 126 e. Columbus, 287 W.
Dempseytown, p-o., Venango co., Pa.
Denmark, p-t., Oxford co., Me., 82 s. w. Augusta, 47 n. w.
Portland, 569 W. Saco r. runs on its s. w. border. It has a good
soil, producing excellent wheat. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,500; 1
fulling m., 1 tannery, 3 grist m., 3 saw m., 15 sch. 490
scholars. Pop. 1,143.
Denmark, p-t., Lewis co., N. Y., 146 n. w. Albany, 435 W. Black
r. runs on its n. e. border. Watered also by Deer cr. The
surface is hilly, and the soil a rich loam, underlaid with
limestone. It has 4 stores, cap. $17,800; 1 furnace, 2 fulling
m., 1 woolen fac, 3 tanneries, 2 grist m., 5 saw m., 1 oil m.
Cap. in manufac. $11,200. 1 acad. 120 students, 18 sch. 773
scholars. Pop. 2,338.
Denmark, p-t., Ashtabula co., O., 208 n. e. Columbus, 335 W.
Organized in 1815. It has 1 grist m., and 2 saw m. 3 sch. 64
scholars. Pop. 176.
Denmark, p-v., Madison co., Tenn., 146 s. w. by w. Nashville,
Dennis, p-t., Barnstable co., Mass., 81 s. e. Boston, 482 W. It
extends across Cape Cod. Salt has long been made here by the
evaporation of sea water. There were in 1840, 37,315 bush,
produced. Bass r., issuing from a small pond, affords some water
power. Considerable shipping is owned at. this place, engaged in
the fisheries and the coasting trade. It has 19 stores, cap.
$22,325; 1 tannery, 5 grist m. Cap. in fisheries $36,300; in
manufac. $9,192. 14 sch. 899 scholars. Pop. 2,942.
Dennis, p-t., Cape May co., N. J., 85 s. Trenton, 195 W.
Post-office called Dennis Creek. Dennis cr., which enters
Delaware bay, runs on its s. w. border. The n. part consists of
sandy plains. There are in the t. 2 churches; 7 stores, cap.
$13,800; 2 grist m., 6 saw m., 4 sch. 205 scholars. Pop. 1,350.
Dennison, t., Luzerne co., Pa. It has 3 stores, cap. $13,000; 1
powder m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $42,500. 1 sch. 50
scholars. Pop. 976.
Dennisville, p-o., Amelia co., Va., 53 s. w. Richmond, 170 W.
Dennysville, p-t., Washington co., Me., 174 E. n. e. Augusta,
760 W. Dennis r. runs on its s. w. border, and enters Cobscook
bay, which lies s. of it. It has 2 stores, cap. $10,000; 1
tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,500. 2 sch.
178 scholars. Pop. 378.
Denton, p-o., Pike co., Pa., 138 n. e. Harrisburg, 232 W.
Denton, p-v., capital of Caroline co., Md., 65 e. Annapolis, 105
W. Situated on the e. bank of Choptank r. It contains a court
house and several dwellings.
Dentonsville, p-v., Hanover co., Va., 21 n. Richmond, 133 W.
Dent's Mills, p-o., Monongalia co., Va., 292 n. w. Richmond, 223
Depauville, p-v., Clayton t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 173 n. w.
Albany, 428 W. It is situated on the e. side of Chaumont r., and
contains 1 church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 30 dwellings,
and about 200 inhabitants.
Depere, p-v., capital of Brown co., Wisconsin, 53 n. e. Madison,
Depeyster, p-t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 198 n. n. w. Albany,
467 W. The surface is undulating, and the soil fertile, and
easily tilled. Black lake lies on its w. border, and Oswegatchie
river passes through it. It has 1 saw m., 5 sch., 165 scholars.
Deposit, p-v., Tompkins t., Delaware co., N. Y., 118 w. s. w.
Albany, 300 W. Situated on the n. side of Delaware r., and
contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Baptist church, 5 stores, 1 grist
m., 2 saw m., 100 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitants. Much
lumber is floated from this place, down the Delaware, to a
Deptford, t., Gloucester co., N. J. It has a level surface, and
a sandy soil. The s. part is chiefly a pine forest, furnishing
timber and wood. Drained by Big Timber cr. and branches of Egg
Harbor r. Woodbury v., the capital of the co., is in this t.
There are in the t. 14 stores, cap. $28,000; 3 fulling m., 5
woolen fac, 1 cotton fac, 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly
newspaper, 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $32,900. 7 sch. 662
scholars. Pop. 2,570.
Derby, p-t., Orleans co., Vt., 58 n. n. e. Montpelier, 574 W. It
is bounded w. by Lake Memphremagog, and n. by the Canada line.
Watered by Clyde r., issuing from Salem pond, on which are mill
seats. Pine timber is found near the lake, where the soil is
light; but further back, the growth is hard wood, and the soil
is fertile. Organized in 1798. It has 7 stores, cap. $24,700; 2
fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 2 grist m., 6
saw m. Cap. in manufac. $27,850. 12 sch. 658 scholars. Pop.
Derby, p-t., New Haven co., Ct., 44 s. w. Hartford, 300 W. The
surface is uneven; the soil, particularly on the banks of the
rivers, is fertile. Watered by Housatonic, which washes its s.
w. border, and Naugatuck rivers. The principal v. is situated at
the head of sloop navigation, on the e. side of the Housatonic
r., just below the junction of Naugatuck r., 12 miles from the
sound. Naugatuck r. affords excellent water power. The harbor is
good for vessels of 80 tons, and its navigation is confined
chiefly to the coast-ing trade with New York. A few miles back
from the Housatonic, on Naugatuck r., is the romantic village of
Humphreysville, where is a large woolen factory, which was one
of the first established in the United States. There are in the
t. 5 churches - 2 Congregational, 3 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist;
13 stores, cap. $32,800; 1 lumber yard, cap. $8,000; 6 fulling
m., 2 woolen fac, 3 cotton fac. 2,378 sp., 3 tanneries, 4
distilleries, 1 rope fac, 2 paper fac, 1 flouring m" 1 grist m.,
7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $260,700, principally in metals. 2
acad. 57 students, 11 sch. 695 scholars. Pop. 2,851.
Derby Line, p-o., Derby t., Orleans co., Vt., 61 n. n. e.
Montpelier, 377 W.
Derickson's Cross Roads, p-o., Worcester co., Mass., 107 s. e.
Annapolis, 147 W.
Derry, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 28 s. e. Concord, 457 W.
Taken from the s. part of Londonderry in 1823. It has a fertile
soil, well adapted to grazing. It has some manufactures. The v.
is pleasantly situated. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap.
$19,500; 3 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 5 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $28,100; 3 acad. 170 students, 11 sch. 521 scholars.
Derry, t., Mifflin co., Pa. Watered by Kishcoquilla cr. It
contains Lewistown, the capital of the co. It has 1 forge, 3
tanneries, 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $30,160. 6 sch.
199 scholars. Pop. 1,080.
Derry, t., Dauphin co., Pa., 12 s. e. Harrisburg. The surface is
diversified; soil, calcareous loam and slate. It has 7 stores,
cap. $23,500; 1 lumber yard, cap. $3,500; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen
fee., 2 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 5 flouring m., 1 grist m., 3
saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,754. 2 sch. 120 scholars. Pop. 1,316.
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