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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.

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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; 1840, 22,060.

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. Pop. 2,305.

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. 2,024.

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. 753.

Delaware, p-v., Ripley co., Ia., 65 s. e. Indianapolis, 536 W. Pop. 1,258.

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 buildings.

Delaware Grove, p-o., Mercer co., Pa., 240 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 283 W.

Delectable Hill, p-o., Pike co., Ia., 139 s. w Indianapolis, 670 W.

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 inhabitants.

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 inhabitants.

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. 319.

Democrat, p-o., Carroll co., Ia.

Democracy, p-o., Pike t., Knox co., O., 59 s. Columbus, 377 W.

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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, 831 W.

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 W.

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, 943 W.

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. Pop. 1,074.

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 market.

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. 1,681.

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. Pop. 2,034.

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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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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