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Hamburg, p-v., Clarke co., la., 120 s. by e. Indianapolis, 605 W.


Hamburg, p-o., Franklin co., Miss., 95 s. w. Jackson, 1,104 W.

Hamburg on the Lake, p-v., Hamburg t., Erie co., N. V., 300 w. Albany, 379 W. Situated on the e. shore of Lake Erie, and contains 1 church, 2 stores, 2 tanneries, and about 30 dwellings.

Hamden, pt.. Delaware co., N. Y., 89 w. s. w. Albany, 329 W. The surface is broken and mountainous; soil, various. Drained by w. branch of Delaware r. It has 5 stores, cap. $8,300; 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,350. 13 sch. 461 scholars. Pop. 1,469.

Hamden, p-t., New Haven co., Ct., 33 s. s. w. Hartford, 306 W. Situated between two mountain ranges, terminating at East and West Rock, near New Haven. Soil adopted to grazing. Drained by Mill r., which affords water power. The v. of Whitneyville is situated in the s. E. part of the t., and has some mills and manufactories. The Farmington canal passes through the t. It has 3 stores, cap. $6,000; 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $47,300. 10 sch. 529

Hamersville, p-o., Clark t., Brown co., O., 115 s. s. w. Columbus, 474 W. scholars. Pop. 1,797.

Hamilton, County, N. Y. Situated in the n. e. part of the state, and contains 1,064 sq. miles. Erected in 1816, organized in 1838. The surface is elevated, and in part hilly and mountainous, abounding with numerous small lakes and ponds. Drained by Indian and Saeandaga rivers, branches of the Hudson r., and Moose and Racket Rivers. The middle and n. parts are a wilderness. Iron ore extensively exists. Capital, Lake Pleasant. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,056, sheep 3,263, swine 1.034; wheat 3,021 bush, produced, Ind. corn 3,660, buckwheat 2,843, oats 13,697, potatoes 45,264, sugar 35,156 pounds; 3 stores, cap. $9,500; 2 grist m., 22 saw m. Cap. in manufac. S15,415. 13 sch. 579 scholars. Pop. 1,907.

Hamilton, County, O. Situated in the s. w. corner of the state, and contains 400 sq. miles. The soil is productive, and well adapted to grain and fruit. Watered by Little and Big Miami, and Whitewater rivers, and Mill and Deer creeks. The Ohio r. washes its s. border. Capital, Cincinnati. There were in 1840, neat cattle 16,370, sheep 17,271, swine 51,833; wheat 213,815 bush, produced, rye 14,381, Ind. corn 1,356,889, buckwheat 2,086, barley 25,107, oats 290,670, potatoes 120,355; 42 commercial and 36 com. houses, cap. $5,200,000; 1,139 stores, cap. $12,961,590; 23 lumber yards, cap. $161,300; 14 furnaces, 6 fulling m., 13 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac, 24 tanneries, 13 distilleries, 7 breweries, 1 powder m., 1 pottery, 22 flouring m., 9 grist m., 30 saw m., 5 oil m., 1 paper fac, 32 printing offices. Cap. in manufac. $7,792,312. 3 colleges, 112 students, 3 acad. 245 students, 122 sch. 6,544 scholars. Fop. 1830, 52,321; 1840, 80,145.

Hamilton, County, Tenn. Situated in the s. E. part of the state, and contains 464 sq. ms. Tennessee r. runs through the middle of the co. Watered by small branches of the Tennessee r., the largest of which is Chickamauga creek. Capital, Dallas. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,116, sheep 3,561, swine 23,393; wheat 11,699 bush, produced, rye 1,796, Indian corn 282,295, oats 29,590, potatoes 7,378, cotton 13,755 pounds; 4 commission houses, cap. $1,700; 21 stores, cap. $120,150; 2 tanneries, 6 distilleries, 1 flouring m., 16 grist m., 22 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $32,450. 5 sch. 133 scholars. Pop. whites 7,498, slaves 584, free col'd 93; total, 8,175.

Hamilton, County, Flor. Situated in the n. part of the ter. Withlacoochee r. runs on its w. border, and the Little Suwannee r. on the s. The soil is good, and finely watered. Drained by Allapahaw r., which passes through its centre. Capital, Jasper. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,913, swine 5,138; Ind. corn 20,798 bush, produced, potatoes 14,255, rice 14,950, cotton 54,000 pounds; 4 stores, cap. $14,500; 6 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,400. 1 sch. 12 scholars. Pop. whites 1,034, slaves, 427, free col'd 3; total, 1,464.

Hamilton, county, la. Situated in the central part of the state, and contains 400 sq. miles. The land along the streams is well timbered. There are some prairies. Watered by w. fork of White r. and its tributaries. Capital, Noblesville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,923, sheep 6,924, swine 28,930; wheat 40,662 bush, produced, rye 2,572, Indian corn 410,569, buckwheat 1,370, oats 57,143, potatoes 31,255, tobacco 12,747 pounds, sugar 139,353; 16 stores, capital $66,820; 4 tanneries, 9 distilleries, 22 grist m., 30 saw m., 2 potteries, 2 printing offices. Cap. in manufac. $29,520. 10 sch. 314 scholars. Pop. 9,855.

Hamilton, County, Ill. Situated in the s. E. part of the state, and contains 432 sq. ms. Organized in 1821. The soil is indifferent, with considerable swamp in the n. part. Watered by branches of Saline creek and Little Wabash r. Capital, McLeansboro. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,717, sheep 2,451, swine 10,671; wheat 10,675 bush, produced, Ind. corn 122,095, oats 120,768, potatoes 5,056, tobacco 3,830 pounds, cotton 18,430; 12 stores, cap. $13,550; 2 tanneries, 10 distilleries, 1 pottery, 20 grist m., 4 saw m. 7 sch. 67 scholars. Pop. 3,945.

Hamilton, p-t., Essex co., Mass., 22 n. n. E. Boston, 462 W. The surface is gently uneven; soil, fertile. Organized in 1793. Watered by a branch of Ipswich r. It has 4 stores, cap. $2,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac $14,500. 4. sch. 160 scholars. Pop. 818.

Hamilton, p-t., Madison co., N. Y., 96 w. by n. Albany, 355 W. The surface is uneven; soil, a fertile calcareous loam. Drained by the head waters of Chenango r. The v. is situated on Chenango r., and contains 3 churches, an academy, 20 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 tannery, 400 dwellings, and about 1,500 inhabitants. The Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution is located here, and is under the direction of the Baptists. It was founded in 1820, has 4 professors, 27 students, has educated 124, and has 2,250 vols, in its library. It has 2 collegiate edifices. There are in the t., 17 stores, cap. $43,575; 3 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 4 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper, 4 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $40,625. 1 acad. 187 students, 18 sch. 916 scholars. Pop. 3,738.

Hamilton, t., Atlantic co., N. J., 30 s. E. Woodbury. The surface is level; soil, sandy, covered with pine forest. Drained by Great Egg Harbor. It contains the v. of 3Iay's Landing. It has 8 stores, cap. $14,400; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $22,150. 6 sch. 462 scholars. Pop. 1,565.

Hamilton, t., Adams co., Pa., 12 n. e. Gettysburg. The surface is level; soil, red gravel and flint. Conewago cr. flows on its w. aim v boundary. Watered by Beaver run. It has 2 stores, cap. $6,000; 3 distilleries, 2 potteries, 1 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $17,700. 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop. 1,069.

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Hamilton, p-v., Loudon co., Va., 159 ms. n. Richmond, 40 W.

Hamilton, p-v., Martin co., N. C, 127 E. Raleigh, 251 W.

Hamilton, p-v., Fairfield t., capital of Butler co., O., 102 w. s. w. Columbus, 490 W. Situated on the s. E. bank of the Great Miami r., and contains 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, 1 Associate Reformed, and 1 Roman Catholic, 1 female academy, 1 bank, 13 stores, 7 warehouses, 2 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 brewery, 1 cloth dressing and carding machine, 250 dwellings, and about 1,800 inhabitants. It is connected with Rossville, on the opposite side of Miami r., by a bridge.

Hamilton, v., Blockley t., Philadelphia co., Pa., 1 m. w. from the bridge over the Schuylkill r. It has several streets crossing each other at right angles, and contains a church, several stores, some pleasant country seats, and about 70 dwellings.

Hamilton, t., Franklin co., O. Situated on the e. side of Scioto r. The Columbus lateral canal passes through it. It has 2 schools, and 40 scholars. Pop. 1,116.

Hamilton, t., Jackson co., O., 8 Jackson C. H. It has 1 furnace, 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop. 415.

Hamilton, t, Warren co., O. It has 7 sch. 809 scholars. Pop. 2,457.

Hamilton, p-t., Van Buren co., Mich. Pop. 145.

Hamilton, p-v., Hamilton co., Ill.

Hamilton, p-v., capital, Harris co., Ga., 126 w. s. w. Milledgeville. Situated on the western extremity of Oak mt., and contains a court house, jail, 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist church, 2 academies, 5 stores, and 35 dwellings.

Hamilton, p-v., Autauga co., Ala., 92 s. e. Tuscaloosa, 847 W.

Hamilton, p-v., Monroe co., Miss., 156 n. e. Jackson, 897 W. Situated 11 ms. e. of the Tombighee r.

Hamilton, t., McKean co., Pa. It has 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,000. Pop. 52.

Hamilton, t., Franklin co., Pa. The surface is hilly; soil, calcareous loam, and slaty. Drained by the main branch of Conecocheague cr., and Back cr. its tributary. It has 1 store, cap. $2,000; 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,000. 7 sch. 210 scholars. Pop. 1,719.

Hamilton, t., Monroe co., Pa. The surface is partly hilly or mountainous, and partly level; soil, gravel. Drained by McMichaels, Pokons, and Cherry creeks, which flow E. to the Delaware. It has 3 stores, cap. $10,500; 1 tannery, 5 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,100. Pop. 1,503.

Hamilton Ban, t., Adams co., Pa. The surface is level; soil, calcareous loam and red gravel. The s. branch of Marsh cr. flows on its n. boundary, and the main stream of that cr. on the e. Watered by Middle cr., Muddy run, and Toms cr. Copper and iron ore are found, and some sulphur springs. It has 6 stores, cap. $2,500; 2 furnaces, 6 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 8 saw m., 13 sch. 594 scholars. Pop. 1,460.

Hamiltonville, or Newtown Hamilton, p-v., Wayne t., Mifflin co., Pa. Situated on the w. bank of Juniata r., and on the line of the Pennsylvania canal. In 1828, it contained but 4 huts. It now has several stores, and about 40 dwellings.

Hamlins Grant, t., Oxford co., Me. It has 1 sch. 42 scholars. Pop. 80.

Hamlinton, p-o., Wayne co., Pa., 151 n. e. Harrisburg, 245 W.

Hammock's Grove, p-o., Crawford co., Ga., 62 s. w. Milledgeville, 718 W.

Hammond, p-t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 189 n. n. w. Albany, 456 W. The surface is level; soil, a fertile sand and clay, adapted to grain or grass. The St. Lawrence r. bounds it on the w., and Black lake on the E. The v. contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 2 stores, 25 dwellings, and about 150 inhabitants. There are in the t., 3 stores, cap. $15,000; 3 fulling m., 1 tannery, 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,600. 10 sch. 388 scholars. Pop. 1,845.

Hammondsport, p-v.. Urbanna t., Steuben co., N. Y. Situated at the s. end of Crooked Lake. It contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Episcopal church, 12 stores, 3 warehouses, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 tannery, 100 dwellings, and 700 inhabitants. A passage boat plies daily 22 ms. to Penn Yan, and it communicates 8 ms. with Seneca lake, by Crooked Lake canal.

Hammond's Mills, p-o., Windham co., Vt., 113 s. Montpelier, 440 W.

Hammond's Mills, p-o., Campbell t., Steuben co., N. Y, 214 w. s. w. Albany, 285 W.

Hammond's Store, p-o., Anson co., N. C, 151 s. w. Raleigh, 430 W.

Hammonton, p-o., Atlantic co., N. J., 60 s Trenton, 170 W.

Hamorton, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 78 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 109 W.

Hampden, County, Mass. Situated in the s. toward the w. part of the state, and contains 585 sq. ms. Organized in 1812. Watered by Connecticut r., which runs from n. to s. through the middle of the co., and Westfield and Chickopee rivers its branches, which afford extensive water power. Quinebaug r. rises in Brimfield, in the s. e. part of the co. The surface is various, and the soil fertile. The Hampshire and Hampden canal, a continuation of the Farmington canal, passes through the co. Small steamboats run on the Connecticut r. to Springfield. Capital, Springfield. There were in 1840, neat cattle 20,481, sheep 29,176, swine 8,848; wheat 9,852 bush, produced, rye 95,633, Ind. corn 134,461, buckwheat 21,376, oats 126,763, potatoes 334,764, sugar 59,391 pounds; 144 stores, cap. $402,600; 2 lumber yards, cap. $6,000; 7 fulling m., 5 woolen fac, 17 cotton fac. 86,998 sp., 21 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 2 breweries, 6 powder m., 25 grist m., 62 saw m., 7 paper fac, 8 printing offices, 2 binderies, 5 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $3,369,515. 7 acad. 710 students, 203 sch. 6,586 scholars. Pop. 37,366.

Hampden, p-t., Penobscot co., Me., 62 e. n. e. Augusta, 657 W. Situated on the w. side of the Penobscot r., 6 ms. s. Bangor. Watered by Sowadabscook r., which affords extensive water power. The soil is fertile. It exports lumber and agricultural productions. It has 15 stores, cap. $T5,700; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 paper fac, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $50,950. 1 acad. 98 students, 15 sch. 1,219 scholars. Pop. 2,663.

Hampden, p-t., Geauga co., O., 175 n. e. Columbus, 338 W. It has 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $450. 9 sch. 326 scholars. Pop. 840.

Hampshire, County, Mass. Situated centrally toward the w. part of the state, and contains 532 sq. ms. Connecticut r. runs through the middle of it, from n. to s., by which, and small tributaries, which afford water power, it is watered. The surface and soil are various, but on Connecticut r. it is exceedingly fertile. The old county of Hampshire, which included Franklin and Hampden counties, was organized in 1662. Capital, Northampton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 22,533, sheep 60,935, swine 8,955; wheat 15,974 bush, produced, rye 66,542, Ind. corn 175,271, buckwheat 14,852, barley 2,211, oats 97,449, potatoes 355,733, sugar 141,316 pounds; 123 stores, cap. $326,750; 2 furnaces, 19 fulling m., 17 woolen fac, 5 cotton fac. 1,400 sp., 25 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 40 grist m., 122 saw m., 6 paper fac, 5 printing offices, 3 binderies, 3 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $963,285. 1 college, 169 students, 11 acad. 5S9 students, 204 sch. 8,909 scholars. Pop. 30,897.

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Hampshire, County, Va. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 960 sq. ms. The N. branch of the Potomac r. runs on its n. border. Watered by the s. branch of the Potomac, and several tributaries of the Potomac. Several mountain ridges pass through it; the soil in the valleys between them is very fertile. Capital, Romney. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,937, sheep 27,446, swine 17,781; wheat 178,714 bush, produced, rye 52,148, Ind. corn 470,797, buckwheat 26,167, oats 173,953, potatoes 71,397; 25 stores, cap. $158,100; 1 forge, 3 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 11 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 16 flouring m., 32 grist m., 62 saw m., 2 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac $63,320. 2 acad. 55 students, 25 sch. 522 scholars. Pop. whites 10,703, slaves 1,403, free col'd 189; total, 12,295.

Hampshire, p-o., Maury co., Tenn.

Hampshire, p-o., Kane co., Ill., 215 n. n. e. Springfield, 767 W.

Hampstead, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 29 s. s. E. Concord, 462 W. Chartered in 1749. Watered by branches of Merrimac r., which flow from ponds in the t. The soil of the t. is hard and fertile. It has 4 stores, cap. $6,100; 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,450. 7 sch. 234 scholars. Pop. 890.

Hampstead, p-v., Carroll co., Md., 56 n. w. Annapolis, 66 W.

Hampstead, p-v., King George co., Va., 89 n. n. E. Richmond, 85 W.

Hampton, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 47 s. e. Concord, 484 W. It lies on the Atlantic, which washes its s. E. border. Along its shore is a fine beach, in one part of which is a singular bluff, denominated the Boar's Head. It has a good harbor, and a number of vessels employed in the coasting trade and the fisheries. It was incorporated in 1636. There are in the t., 6 stores, cap. $7,900; 3 tanneries, 4 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 acad. 47 students, 5 sch. 249 scholars. Pop. 1,320.

Hampton, p-t., Windham co., Ct., 41 e. Hartford, 36S W. The surface is uneven and the soil a fertile gravelly loam. Watered by a branch of Shetucket r., which affords water power. The v. is pleasantly situated on elevated ground, on a single street, half a mile long, and contains a Congregational church and about 40 dwellings. There are in the t., 6 stores, cap. $21,700; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 900 sp., 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $43,900. 9 sch. 365 scholars. Pop. 1,166.

Hampton, p-t., Washington co., N. Y., 26 n. Salem, 73 n. by e. Albany. The surface is hilly, with fertile valleys. Drained by Poultney r, which separates it from the state of Vermont. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000: 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 1 tannery. Cap. in manufac. $8,740. 5 sch. 230 scholars. Pop. 972.

Hampton, v., Westmoreland t., Oneida co., N. Y. Situated on a branch of Oriskany cr. It contains 2 churches, 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist, 4 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 60 dwellings, and about 400 inhabitants. A little n. of the v. is a mineral spring.

Hampton, p-v., Reading t., Adams co., Pa., 29 s. w. Harrisburg, 86 W. It contains 2 stores, 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.

Hampton, p-v., capital of Elizabeth City co., Va., 94 e. s. e. Richmond, 209 W. Situated on the w. side of Hampton r., about a mile from its entrance into Hampton roads. It contains a court house, jail, 4 churches, 2 Methodist, 1 Baptist, and 1 Episcopal, 16 stores, 2 castor oil fac, 150 dwellings, and about 1,200 inhabitants.

Hampton, p-v., Rock Island co., Ill., 150 n. n. w. Springfield, 880 W: Pop. 64.

Hampton Roads, Va., a branch of Chesapeake bay, off the mouth of James r., between Old Point Comfort on the n., and Willoughby point on the s. It is sufficiently deep for the largest ships of war, and is an important naval station. On Old Point Comfort, there have been ceded to the United States 250 acres; and on the point a fortification, called Fort Monroe, is in progress, which will mount 335 guns, generally 24, 32, and 48 pounders, 130 of which are under bomb proof covers. On the opposite point, 1 m. distant, Fort Calhoun is erecting. The foundation is made by throwing in stones, and it covers about 7 acres. It was found necessary to wait for this foundation to settle, and the superstructure has barely been commenced. This fort is designed to mount, 265 guns, 24's and 32's, and nearly all under cover. These forts will completely command the entrance to Hampton roads.

Hamptonburg, p-t., Orange co., N. Y., 4 n. E. Goshen, 99 s. s. w. Albany, 282 W. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile clay loam. Drained by Murderer's cr. e., and Wallkill creek, which bounds it. on the w. It has 5 sch. 248 scholars. Pop. 1,379.

Hampton Falls, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 16 s. w. Portsmouth, 45 s. e. Concord, 482 W. Incorporated in 1712. The situation is pleasant, having the Atlantic on its s. E. border. The soil is moderately fertile. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,500; 1 grist m., 1 acad. 40 students, 3 sch. 150 scholars. Pop. 656.

Hamptonville, p-v., Surry co., N. C, 146 w, n. w. Raleigh, 357 W.

Hamtramck, t., Wayne co., Mich. It has 1 tannery, 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $19,200. 1 college, 30 students, 3 sch. 95 scholars. Pop. 1,797.

Hancock, County, Me. Situated in the s., toward the e. part of the state, and contains 1,850 sq. ms. Bordered by the Atlantic on the s., along the coast of which are scattered numerous islands, some of them large, and many bays, and it has a great number of excellent harbors. The soil is generally fertile. Watered by Union r., which, with other streams, affords excellent water power. Capital, Castine. There were in 1840, neat cattle 17,950, sheep 32,758, swine 6,716; wheat 27,627 bush, produced, rye 2,836, Ind. corn 5,749, barley 18,181, oats 20,660, potatoes 496,430, sugar 1,010 pounds; 5 commercial houses in for trade, cap. $85,000: 120 stores, cap. $228,500; cap. invested in fisheries, $49,470: 10 fulling m., 4 woolen fac, 21 tanneries, 2 flouring m., 41 grist m., 77 saw m., 8 oil m. Cap. in manufac $178,111. 5 acad. 179 students, 252 sch. 10,946 scholars. Pop. 28,605.

Hancock, County, Ga. Situated a little n. E. of the centre of the state, and contains 600 sq. ms. The Oconee r. runs on its w. border, and I Great Ogeechee r. on its e. border. Watered by branches of these rivers. Capital, Sparta. There were in 1840, neat cattle 10,721, sheep 7,360, swine 26,929; wheat 34,455 bush, produced, Ind. corn 447,820, oats 24,871, potatoes 24,304, cotton 13,313,924 pounds; 5 stores, cap. $44,000; 1 tannery, 3 distilleries, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $19,000. Pop. whites 3,697, slaves 5,915, free col'd 47; total, 9,659.

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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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