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Dunstable, p-t., Middlesex co., Mass., 31 n. w. Boston, 437 W. The surface is level; soil, generally sandy. Watered by Nashua and Salmon rivers. Incorporated in 1683. It has 2 stores, cap. $3,200, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. 5 sch. 190 scholars. Pop. 603.

Dunstable, t., Clinton co., Pa., 30 w. Williamsport. The surface is mountainous; soil, calcareous loam and slate. The w. branch of Susquehanna r. runs on its s. e. and s. border. The t. is chiefly a desert, but contains coal. It has 3 stores, cap. $16,000; 1 brewery. Cap. in manufac. $100. Pop. 841.

Dutonsville, p-o., Edgefield dist., S. C., 65 w. Columbia, 560 W.

Duplin, County, N. C. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 600 sq. ms. Drained by n. e. Cape Fear r. and branches. Surface, level; soil, fertile. Capital, Keenansville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,816, sheep 6,670, swine 31,061; wheat 2,683 bush, produced, rye, 1,091 Ind. corn 244,584, oats 3,525, potatoes 85,371, rice 77,550 pounds, cotton 1,346,229; 9 stores, cap. $23,750; 55 grist m., 30 saw m., 2 acad. 63 students, 9 sch. 206 scholars. Pop. whites 6,244, slaves 4,677, free col'd 261; total, 11,182.

Dupont, p-o., Jefferson co., la., 74 s. s. e. Indianapolis, 574 W.

Dupree's Old Store, p-o., Charlotte co., Va., 102 s. w. by w. Richmond, 200 W.

Durant's Neck, p-o., Perquiman's co., N. C, 215 e. by n. Raleigh, 305 W.

Durham, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 39 s. w. Augusta, 566 W. Situated on the s. side of Androscoggin r., which is crossed by a bridge at Lisbon. It is a good agricultural t. Incorporated in 1783. It has 5 stores, cap. $4,500; 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $12,500. 12 sch. 458 scholars. Pop. 1,836.

Durham, p-t., Strafford co., N. H., 32 e. by s. Concord, 11 w. n. w. Portsmouth. Watered by Piscataqua r. and its branches, which afford water power. The v. is situated on Oyster r., a branch of the Piscataqua, which is navigable to this place. Granite is here found, and is exported. This place suffered much in early times from Indian hostilities. It has 4 stores, cap. $5,800; 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,100. 10 sch. 505 scholars. Pop. 1,498.

Durham, p-t., Middlesex co., Ct., 21 s. Hartford, 319 W. The surface is uneven, but the soil is fertile. First settled in 1698. Watered by West r., a tributary of the Connecticut. It has 6 stores, cap. $10,400; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,132. 5 sch. 205 scholars. Pop. 1,095.

Durham, p-t., Greene co., N. Y., 36 s. w. Albany, 359 W. The surface is hilly and broken; toil, clay and gravelly loam. Watered by Catskill r. and its tributaries. The v. contains 1 church, 1 store, 30 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. Pop. of the t. 2,813. The t. has 7 stores, cap. $18,300; 1 furnace, 4 tanneries, 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $32,550. 1 acad. 18 students, 11 sch. 276 scholars.

Durham, t., Bucks co., Pa., 20 n. e. Doylestown. Watered by Cook's or Durham cr., which affords water power. Delaware r. bounds it on the e. It contains a singular and extensive cave in limestone rock, called the Devil's Hole, at the bottom of which is a basin of pure water, 20 feet wide, which has an outlet under the earth. It has 3 stores, cap. $12,000; 1 flouring m., 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,650. 2 sch. 28 scholars. Pop. 691.

Durhamville, p-v., Verona t., Oneida co., N. Y., 125 w. n. w. Albany, 363 W. Situated on both sides of Oneida cr. It contains 2 churches, 4 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 large tannery, 25 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.

Durhamville, p-v., Lauderdale co.. Term., 181 w. by s. Nashville, 862 W.

Durlack, p-o., Lancaster co., Pa., 34 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 128 W.

Durretsville, p-o., Richmond co., Va., 65 e. n. e. Richmond, 124 W.

Dutchman's Point, p-o., Cook co., Ill., 216 n. e. by n. Springfield, 729 W.

Dutch Settlement, p-v., St. Mary's par., La., 127 w. by s. New Orleans, 1,209 W. Situated on Teche r.

Dutchess, County, N. Y. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 765 sq. ms. Hudson r. washes its w. border. The surface is uneven, and in the e. part hilly, but the soil is generally good, and highly cultivated. The productions of grain and of cattle are extensive, and find an easy access to market; and the county is extensively inhabited by wealthy farmers. Iron ore and marble are abundant, and lead ore and black lead are found. Fishkill and Wappinger's creeks, tributaries of the Hudson, afford extensive mill seats. Ten Mile cr., a tributary of the Housatonic, waters the e. part of the co. There were in 1840, neat cattle 44,247, sheep 215,950, swine 65,777; wheat 171,617 bush, produced, rye 175,550, Ind. corn 710,473, buckwheat 86,980, barley 2,540, oats 1,360,613, potatoes 594,136, wool 413,635 pounds; value of the products of the dairy $643,834; 183 stores, cap. $572,450; 15 lumber yards, cap. $181,000; 4 furnaces, 15 fulling m., 6 woolen fee, 11 cotton fee. 21,348 sp., 1 dyeing and print, establishment, 18 tanneries, 1 brewery, 2 potteries, 1 rope fee, 29 flouring m., 61 grist m., 64 saw m., 3 paper fee, 3 printing offices, 1 bindery, 2 periodicals, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac, $1,944,488. 7 acad. 621 students, 107 sch. 4,498 scholars. Pop. 1830, 50.926; 1840, 52,398.

Dutchville, p-o., Granville co., N. C., 40 n. Raleigh, 274 W.

Dutotsburg, p-v., Monroe co., Pa., 130 n. e. by e. Harrisburg, 25 n. Easton, 223 W. Situated on Delaware r., n. side of the Water Gap. It has 10 dwellings.

Duval, County, Flor. Situated in the n. e. part of the ter., and contains 720 sq. ms. Nassau r. separates it from Nassau co. on the n. Drained by St. John's r. and Black r. Capital, Jacksonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,901 sheep 31, swine 2,001; Ind. corn 20,085 bush, produced, potatoes 17,691, rice 9,010 pounds, cotton 140,653, sugar 21,600; 12 stores, cap. $67,500; 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $117,000. 3 sch. 75 scholars. Pop. whites 2,250, slaves 1,801, free col'd 105; total, 4,156.

Duxbury, p-t., Plymouth co., Mass., 36 s. s. e. Boston, 6 n. Plymouth, 448 W. Situated on Massachusetts bay. The soil is sandy, with some good land. It has 13 stores, cap. $37,750; 1 woolen fee, 3 tanneries, 1 rope fee, 2 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $95,800. 1 acad. 30 students, 11 sch. 700 scholars. Pop. 2,798.

Duxbury, t., Washington co., Vt., 13 w. Montpelier, 22 s. E. Burlington. Much of the town is mountainous, and incapable of cultivation. There is some good land on Onion r., which runs on its n. boundary. Watered by Mad river and its branches. A natural bridge over Onion r. connects it with Waterbury. It has 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,405. 8 sch. 281 scholars. Pop. 820.

Dwight, p-o., Pope co., Ark., 77 n. w. Little Rock, 1,142 W.

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Dwight, v., Cherokee nation, a missionary station, established in 1820, by the American Board of Foreign Missions. Situated on the w. bank of Illinois r. of Red r., 4 miles above its junction with Arkansas r. Keel boats navigate to this place. It has a flourishing school for the education of Indian youth.

Dyberry, t., Wayne co., Pa. It has 3 stores, cap. $6,000; 2 tanneries, 68 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $141,150. 7 sch. 153 scholars. Pop. 691.

Dyer's River, p-o., Lincoln co., Me., 22 s. e. Augusta, 596 W.

Dyer, County, Tenn. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 840 square miles. It is bounded w. by Mississippi r. Watered by Obion and Forked Deer rivers. The surface is rolling, excepting the flats along the Mississippi r. Capital, Dyersburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,801, sheep 898, swine 2,193; wheat 12,526 bush, produced, Ind. corn 224,505, oats 7,692, potatoes 12,492, tobacco 87,3S0 pounds, cotton 68,651; 5 stores, cap. $13,956; 2 flouring m., 3 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,750. 6 sch. 137 scholars. Pop. 1830, 1,904; 1840, whites 3,427, slaves 1,042, free col'd 15; total, 4,484.

Dyersburg, p-v., capital of Dyer co., Tenn., 161 w. Nashville, 844 W. Situated on the n. branch of Forked Deer r., 30 ms. above its entrance into Mississippi r. It contains a court house and several stores and dwellings.

Dyre, t., Saline co., Ark. Pop. 209.

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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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