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Fallsburg, p-t., Licking co., O., 6d n. e. Columbus, 363 W. Situated in the n. e. corner of the county. Pop. 910.

Falls of Schuylkill, p-o., Philadelphia co., Pa., 101 e. by s. Harrisburg, 142 W.

Falls of St. Croix, p-o., St. Croix co., Wis.

Fallston, p-t., Beaver co., Pa., 229 w. by n. Harrisburg, 255 W. Situated on the w. bank of Big Beaver r., which affords good water power. It has a Friends church and an academy. Incorporated in 1829. It has 4 stores, cap. $17,300; 1 furnace, 2 scythe fac, 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fee, 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,925. 1 sch. 40 sch. Pop. 565.

Fallstown, p-v., Iredell co., N. C, 151 w. Raleigh, 338 W.

Falls Village, p-v., Canaan t., Litchfield co., Ct., 45 w. n. w. Hartford, 337 W. Situated on the E. side of the Housatonic r., a little below the Great Falls. It contains a forge and an anchor shop.

Falmouth, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 6 n. Portland, 45 s. w. Augusta, 550 W. Watered by Presumscut River. The soil is generally fertile. Incorporated in 1718, and included, with the city of Portland, in Falmouth. It has a considerable number of vessels employed in the coasting and fishing trade. It has 7 stores, cap. $2,250; 1 tannery, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,281. 1 acad. 54 students, 18 sch. 647 scholars. Pop 2,589.

Falmouth, p-t., Barnstable co., Mass., 75 s. by e. Boston, 465 w. It is situated on the s. w. point of Cape Cod, between Buzzard's bay and Vineyard sound. The soil is light, but the most fertile on the cape. It has several good harbors, of which the best is Wood's Hole, in the s. w. part of the t., which has from 3 to 6 fathoms of water. Two small streams in the t. afford water power. It has some manufactures, but more shipping, much of which is employed in the coasting trade and the fisheries. There were in 1840, 38,180 bush, of salt produced, and $150,000 invested in the fisheries; 16 stores, cap. $29,500; 2 lumber yards, cap. $2,500; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 5 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $39,150; 1 acad. 20 students, 13 sch. 837 scholars. Pop. 2,071.

Falmouth, p-v., Donegal t., Lancaster co., Pa., 15 s. e. Harrisburg, 117 W. Situated on the Susquehanna r., at the junction of Conewago cr., opposite to York Haven. It contains 20 dwellings and about 125 inhabitants.

Falmouth, p-v., Stafford co., Va., 64 n. Rich-mond, 55 W. Situated on the N. side of Rappahannock r., at the foot of the Falls, nearly opposite to Fredericksburg. A bridge here crosses the Rappahannock River. It contains 1 church, free to all denominations, 13 stores, 3 flouring m., producing 30,000 barrels annually, 3 grist m., various mechanic shops, 80 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants.

Falmouth, p-v., capital of Pendleton co., Ky., 40 s. s. E. Cincinnati, 60 n. e. Frankfort, 514 W. Situated at the junction of a main s. w. branch with Licking r. It contains a court house and several stores and dwellings.

Fancy Farm, p-o., Franklin co., Ill., 170 s. by E. Springfield, 801 W.

Fancy Hill, p-o., Rockbridge co., Va., 164 w. by n. Richmond, 206 W. It contains 1 store and several dwellings.

Fancy Hill, p-o., Iredell co., N. C, 151 w. Raleigh, 388 W.

Fannet, t., Franklin co., Pa., 16 N. Chambersburg. The surface is mountainous; soil, calcareous loam and slate. Watered by Tuscarora cr. It has Tuscarora Mountain on its w. border. It has 5 stores, cap. $10,100; 2 tanneries, 6 grist m., 8 saw m., 2 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $8,300. 8 sch. 275 scholars. Pop. 1,853.

Fannettsburg, p-v., Metal t., Franklin co., Pa., 59 s. by w. Harrisburg, 107 W. Situated on the w. branch of Conecocheague cr. It contains about 25 dwellings.

Farley, p-o., Culpepper, co., Va., 107 n. by w. Richmond, 91 W.

Farlow's Grove, p-o., Mercer co., Ill., 148 n. w. Springfield, 873 W.

Farm Hill, Poinsett co., Ark.

Farmer, p-o., (in Farmersville v.,) Seneca co., N. Y., 180 w. Albany, 313 W. The v. is on elevated ground, and contains 2 churches, 5 stores, 70 dwellings, and about 450 inhabitants.

Farmer, t., Williams co., O. It has 2 sch. 27 scholars. Pop. 281.

Farmers, p-o., Meriwether co., Ga., 107 w. Milledgeville, 726 W.

Farmers Creek, p-o., Lapeer co., Mich., 54 n. Detroit, 577 W.

Farmers Grove, p-o., Southampton co., Va., 58 s. by E. Richmond, 177 W.

Farmers Mills, p-o., Kent t., Putnam co. N. Y.

Farmers Valley, p-o., McKean co., Pa.

Farmersville, p-t., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 279 w. by s. Albany, 332 W. Situated on elevated ground, dividing the waters which flow n. into Lake Erie, e. into Genesee r., and s. into Alleghany r. The v. contains 2 churches, 1 store, 20 dwellings, and about 125 inhabitants. There are in the t., 1 store, cap. $4,000; 2 tanneries, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,700. 12 sch. 446 scholars. Pop. 1,294.

Farmersville, p-o., Susquehanna co., Pa., 166 n. by e. Harrisburg, 273 W.

Farmersville, p-o., Montgomery co., O., 86 w. Columbus, 479 W.

Farmersville, p-o., Lowndes co., Ala., 114 s. E. Tuscaloosa, 875 W.

Farmersville, p-v., capital of Union parish, La., 333 n. w. New Orleans, 1,223 W. Situated on the n. side of the Bayou D'Arbonne. It contains a court house and several dwellings.

Farmingham, p-o., Barre t., Orleans co., N. Y., 250 w. by N. Albany, 394 W.

Farmington, p-t., and capital of Franklin co., Me., 32 n. w. Augusta, 621 W. The v. is situated at the junction of Sandy and Little Norridgewock Rivers, which afford good water power, The t. was incorporated in 1794, and has a good soil, well adapted to the production of wheat. It has 19 stores, cap. $47,725 , 1 fulling m., 4 tanneries, 2 potteries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 5 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $20,403. 19 sch. 753 scholars. Pop. 2,613.

Farmington, p-t., Strafford co., N. H., 33 e. n. e. Concord, 513 W. Incorporated in 1798. Watered by Cocheco r. The surface is uneven and mountainous. Near the v. is a rock weigh-ing 60 or 80 tons, so balanced as to be slightly moveable by the hand. It has 5 stores, cap. $8,700; 3 tanneries, 3 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,850. 17 sch. 428 scholars. Pop. 1,380.

Farmington, p-t., Hartford co., Ct., 9 w. by s. Hartford, 331 W. The soil on Farmington r., which waters it, is excellent, and the t. is rich in its agricultural products, though much of the soil is light and sandy. Incorporated in 1645. It is situated between 2 mountain ridges, running N. N. E. and s. s. w. The v. is situated on an elevated plain, at the base of the E. range, and lies chiefly on one extended street, containing a Congregational and Methodist church, a flourishing academy, and about 100 dwellings, many of them elegant. The t. has a school fund of $10,000, besides what it receives from the state fund. The Farmington canal, extending from New Haven to Northampton, Mass., passes through it. There are in the t., 8 stores, cap. 837,000; 1 paper fac, 3 grist m., 6 saw in. Cap. Hi manufac. $33,500. 1 1 sch. 558 scholars. Pop. 2,011.

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Farmington, p-t., Ontario co., N. Y., 205 w. Albany, 351 W. The surface is level; soil, generally stiff clay, difficult of cultivation, but productive. Drained by Mud cr., winch enters Canandaigua outlet, and affords water power. The Auburn and Rochester railroad passes through the s. w. corner of the t. Large tracts of water limestone are found here. It has 2 stores, cap. $8,500; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $60,427. 1 acad. 40 students, 16 sch. 740 scholars. Pop. 2,122.

Farmington, t., Venango co., Pa. It has 2 stores, cap. $7,000; 1 furnace, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,300. 1 sch. 18 scholars. Pop. 799.

Farmington, p-o., Fayette co., Pa.

Farmington, t., Tioga co., Pa. It has 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,700. 4 sch. 84 scholars. Pop. 503.

Farmington. p-t., Trumbull co., O., 166 n. e. Columbus, 317 W. It lies on the head waters of Grand r. It has 1 acad. 179 students, 10 sch. 400 scholars. Pop. 1,172.

Farmington, p-t., Oakland co., Mich., 20 n. w. Detroit, 542 W. Watered by the N. branch of Rouge r., and Power's cr. It has 3 stores, cap. $16,350; 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufactures $13,400. 18 sch. 471 scholars. Pop. 1.684.

Farmington, p-v., capital of Van Buren co., Iowa. It is pleasantly located, and surrounded I by a fine agricultural country, which abounds j with iron ore, coal, and building stone.

Farmington, p-v., Davie co., N. C, 133 vv. Raleigh, 314 W.

Farmington, p-v . Marshall co., Tenn., 54 s. Nashville, 693 W. It is on a branch of Duck r., and has 1 Cumberland Presbyterian church, and 100 inhabitants.

Farmington, p-v., Clarke co., Ga., 62 n. by w. Milledgeville, 620 W.

Farmington, p-v., Fulton co., Ill., 78 n. w. Springfield, 809 W. It is in the N. e. corner of the county, and is surrounded by a rich, rolling prairie.

Farmington, p-o., Tishemingo co., Miss., 218 E. N. E. Jackson, 845 W.

Farmington, p-v., capital of St. Francis co., Mo., 139 s. e. Jefferson city, 901 W. It is on the head waters of Big River, and contains a court house, jail. 6 stores, 3 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Roman Catholic, and 1 Methodist, 2 schools, and 250 inhabitants.

Farmington Falls, p-v., Farmington t., Franklin co., Me., 27 n. w. Augusta, 618 W. Situated on Sandy r., 5 ms. above Farmington v., and contains a flourishing academy.

Farmville, p-v., Prince Edward co., Va., 70 w. s. w. Richmond, 160 VV. Situated on the s. side of Appomattox r. Incorporated in 1832. It has 2 churches, 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist, 2 large tobacco warehouses, and 5 tobacco factories, employing 250 persons, various mechanic shops, and about 900 inhabitants. Batteaux navigate the r., to Petersburg, at all seasons of the year.

Farnham, p-o., Richmond co., Va., 69 s. e. Richmond, 128 W.

Farnumsville, p-v., Northbridge t., Worcester co., Mass., 39 w. s. w. Boston, 496 W.

Farrandsville, p-v., Clinton co., Pa., 115 n. w. Harrisburg, 207 W. Situated on the n. side of the w. branch of the Susquehanna r. It contains several stores and dwellings.

Farrell Place, p-o., Clinton co., N. Y., 174 n. Albany, 549 W.

Far Rockaway, v., Hempstead t., Queens co., N. Y. Situated on a peninsula, between Jamaica bay and the Atlantic, and contains 1 Methodist church and about 25 dwellings. One mile w. is the Marine Pavilion and Rock Hull, two splendid boarding houses. The former, near the beach, is one of the most fashionable watering places in the vicinity of New York.

Farrowsville, p-o., Fauquier co., Va., 127 n. Richmond, 70 W.

Far View, p-o., Warren co., Ky., 137 s. w. Frankfort, 661 W.

Far West, p-o., Johnson co., Ia., 15 s. Indianapolis, 586 W.

Far West, p-v., capital of Caldwell co., Mo., 169 n. w. Jefferson city, 1,072 W. It is 1 mile s. of Shoal cr., and 30 n. of the Missouri r. Pop. 500. This place was originally settled by the Mormons, who were driven hence by force, by the state authorities.

Farensdale, p-o., Marengo co., Ala.

Fauquier, County, Va., situated toward the N. E. part of the state, and contains 720 square ms. Drained by head branches of the Rappahannock and the Ocoquan rivers. The surface is pleasantly diversified, and the soil moderately productive. Capital, Warrenton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 26,184, sheep 35,055, swine 36,573; wheat 362,227 bush, produced, rye 34,576, Ind. corn 670,275, buckwheat 6,454, oats 305,661, potatoes 56,650, hops 626 pounds, tobacco 54,473, silk cocoons 74; 52 stores, cap. $331,100; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 19 tanneries, 14 distilleries, 24 flouring m., 76 grist m., 45 saw m., 2 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $126,384. 9 acad. 313 students, 40 sch. 1,208 scholars. Pop. whites 10,501, slaves 10,708, free col'd 688; total, 21,897.

Fausse Riviere, a lake of La., formerly the bed of the Mississippi, until about 1714, when the river took a shorter course, and filling up the old channel, near its junction with the new, left the remainder an extended lake. The banks consist of a very fertile soil, covered with fine farms.

Fawcetts Store, p-o., Orange co., N. C, 70 N. w. Raleigh, 290 W.

Fawn Grove, p-t., York co., Pa., 49 s. e. Harrisburg. It extends from Muddy cr. to the Maryland line. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,100; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $25,330. 4 sch. 80 scholars. Pop. 859.

Fawn River, t., St. Joseph co., Mich. Pop. 220.

Fayette, County, Pa. Situated in the s. w. part of the state, and contains 824 sq. ms. The surface in the e. part is mountainous, having Laurel Hill and Chesnut Ridge. The soil is fertile, and well cultivated. Coal, iron ore, and salt springs are found. There are also sulphur springs. Monongahela r. flows on its w. boundary. Watered by Youghiogheny r., and Brown's, Dunlap, Redstone, and Cook's creeks. At the Ohiopile falls, the Youghiogheny r. descends 60 feet in the space of a mile. Capital, Union. There were in 1840, neat cattle 30,237, sheep 54,007, swine 30,568; wheat 334,297 bush, produced, rye 27,226, lnd. corn 551,114, buckwheat 20,566, oats 560,172, Potatoes 98,118, bituminous coal 1,350,610; tobacco 7,140 pounds, silk cocoons 90, sugar 84,551; 107 stores, cap. $426,060; 9 furnaces, 3 forges, 4 fulling m., 6 woolen fac, 30 tanneries, 17 distilleries, 1 brewery, 6 glass fac, 1 glass cutting establishment, 6 potteries, 16 flouring m., 61 grist m., 139 saw m., 4 oil m., 4 paper fac, 4 printing offices, 1 bindery, 2 periodicals, 4 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $369,983. 1 college, 119 students, 103 schools, 2,973 scholars. Pop. 33,574.

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Fayette, County, Va. Situated in the w. part of the state. Watered by New r., a main branch of Great Kanawha r. This r. is exceedingly rapid and precipitous. Gauley r., the other constituent branch of the Great Kanawha, runs on the line of the co. a few miles. Clear and March forks of Coal r. rise in this county. The surface is mountainous, and the soil sandy loam. On New r., 2 ms. from Fayetteville, is Long Point, which projects into the r., the top of which consists of a flat rock, covering 2 acres, elevated I, 500 feet above the level of the water. At 6 ms. from the v. is Hawk's Nest, or Marshall's Pillar, a naked, perpendicular rock, 1,100 feet above New r. There are several interesting re-mains of ancient fortifications in this co. Capital, Fayetteville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,286, sheep 4,594, swine 6,537; wheat 11,125 bush, produced, rye 4,481, lnd. corn 104,672, oats 63,957, potatoes 14,754; 8 stores, cap. $20,700; 4 tanneries, 26 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac $30,075. Pop. whites 3,773, slaves 133, free col'd 18; total, 3,924.

Fayette, County, O. Situated a little s. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 415 sq. ms. The surface is generally level; soil, moderately good. Drained by Deer and Paint creeks. First settled in 1805, from Virginia and Kentucky. Capital, Washington. There were in 1840, neat cattle 15,642, sheep 22,680, swine 31,714; wheat 144,335 bushels produced, rye 6,328, Indian corn 604,506, buckwheat 1,325, oats 99,047, potatoes 11,722, sugar 14,051 pounds; 25 stores, capital $91,045; 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 2 flouring m., 7 grist m., 12 saw m., 2 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac $17,650. 75 sch. 1,990 scholars. Pop. 10,984.

Fayette, County, Ga. Siuated a little n. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 545 sq. ms. Drained by the head streams of Flint river. Surface, level; soil, fertile. Capital, Fayetteville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,582, sheep 2,390, swine 13,466; wheat 28,010 bush, produced, lnd. corn 228,957, oats 17,902, potatoes 3,586, tobacco 1,675 pounds, cotton 1,980,113; 18 stores, cap. $43,600; 8 distilleries, 3 flouring m., 7 grist m., 4 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 periodical, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $7,095. 1 acad. 32 students, 3 sch. 324 scholars. Pop. whites 4,827, slaves 1,334, free col'd 30; total, 6,191.

Fayette, County, Ala. Situated in the w. part of the state, toward the n., and contains 1,250 sq. ms. Drained by Sipsey and Battahatchy Rivers, and Luxapatilla cr., branches of Tombigby r. Surface, undulating; soil, fertile. Capital, Fayette C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 10,517, sheep 3,112, swine 20,349; wheat 22,852 bush, produced, lnd. corn 283,640, oats 12,328, potatoes 5,986, cotton 612,895 pounds; 8 stores, cap. $11,550; 2 tanneries, 14 distilleries, 20 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,996. 13 sch. 273 scholars. Pop. whites 5.961. slaves 981; total, 6,942.

Fayette, County, Ky. Situated a little n. e. of the centre of the state, and contains 275 sq. ms. Kentucky r. runs for a short distance on the s. border of the county. Drained by the sources of Elkhorn r. The surface is an elevated table land, from which the streams flow in all directions, but eventually fall into Kentucky r. The soil is exceedingly fertile. Capital, Lexington. There were in 1840, neat cattle 19,431, sheep 24,262, swine 41,894; wheat 109,998 bush, produced, rye 163,563, lnd. corn 1,006,959, oats 135,648, potatoes 35,204, flax and hemp 1,312 tons, tobacco 52,900 pounds, sugar 665; 2 commission houses, cap. $35,500; 73 stores, cap. $890,735; 3 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac 2,300 sp., 1 dyeing and printing establishment, 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 brewery, 1 powder m., 21 rope fac, 5 flouring m., 21 grist m., 11 saw m., 2 paper fac, 4 printing offices, 1 bindery, 7 periodicals, 3 weekly and 2 semi-weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac $635,740. 1 college, 339 students, 7 acad. 253 students, 44 sch. 1,325 scholars. Pop. whites 10,885, slaves 10,710, free col'd 599; total, 22,194.

Fayette, County, Tenn. Situated in the s. w. part of the state, and contains 576 sq. ms. Drained by Loosahatchy and Wolf rivers. The soil is excellent. A railroad from La Grange, in this county, extends to Memphis, on the Mississippi r., and a branch of it extends to Somerville. Capital, Somerville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,164, sheep 10,793, swine 53,828; wheat 42,593 bush, produced, Indian corn 887,590, oats 79,705, potatoes 50,027, tobacco 10,150 pounds, cotton 3,685,580; 36 stores, cap. $232,200; 3 tanneries, 10 flouring m., 14 grist m., 8 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $43,150. 6 acad. 215 students, 31 sch. 786 scholars. Pop. whites 10,573, slaves 10,885, free col'd 43; total, 21,501.

Fayette, County, Ia. Situated in the e. part of the state, and contains 400 sq. ms. Rolling in the e., level in the w. part. Most fertile to the n. and e. Drained by the branches of Whitewater r., which unite in the centre of the county, and produce an immense water power. Capital, Connersville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,257, sheep 15,784, swine 31,343; wheat 70,439 bush, produced, rye 7,989, lnd. corn 711,855, oats 123,815, potatoes 16,794, sugar 28,721 pounds; 21 stores, cap. $29,800; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 2 flouring m., 6 grist m., 14 saw m., 2 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac $60,513. 1 acad. 125 students, 14 sch. 447 scholars. Pop. 9,837.

Fayette, County, Ill. Situated a little s. of the centre of the state, and contains 648 sq. ms. The surface is level, and contains prairie and woodland. Drained by Kaskaskia River and its branches. The lands on Kaskaskia r. are liable to be overflowed, and often contain small lakes and ponds. The surface around Vandalia is undulating and timbered, but the soil is indifferent. Capital, Vandalia. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,212, sheep 4,652, swine 17,439; wheat 16,906 bush, produced, lnd. corn 252,330, oats 45,242, potatoes 9,719, tobacco 3,500 pounds; 12 stores, cap. $72,400; 1 tannery, 14 grist m.,8 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 daily newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $17,825. 10 sch. 280 scholars. Pop. 6,328.

Fayette, p-t, Kennebec co., Me., 18 w. n. w. Augusta, 600 W. Incorporated in 1795. Watered by a branch of Sandy r. It has a good soil, adapted to gram and to grazing. It has 3 stores, cap. $7,000; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. §10,200. 9 sch. 386 I scholars. Pop. 1,016.

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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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