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Homer, t., Medina co., O. It has 1 saw m., 7 sch. 233 scholars. Pop. 660.

Homer, p-v., Burlington t., Licking co., O., 46 N. e. Columbus, 385 W. Pleasantly situated on the n. fork of Licking r., and contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, 3 stores, 3 saw m., 2 flouring ra., 1 carding machine, 1 lulling m., 40 dwellings, and 201 inhabitants.

Homer, t., Athens co., O. Situated on the waters of Federal cr. It has 1 store, cap. $1,500; 1 saw m., 5 sch. 125 scholars. Pop. 912.

Homer, p-o., Champaign co., Ill.

Homer, p-t., Calhoun co., Mich. It has a fertile soil, well adapted to grain, and contains 5 stores, cap. $68,500; 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $26,400. 8 sch. 157 scholars. Pop. 824.

Honeoye, p-v., Richmond t., Ontario co., N. Y., 214 w. Albany, 338 W. Situated at the foot of Honeoye lake, and contains 1 church, 5 stores, 1 woolen fac, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 tannery, 25 dwellings, and 200 inhabitants.

Honeoye Falls, p-v., Mendon t., Monroe co., N. Y., 214 w. by n. Albany, 360 W. Situated on Honeoye cr., which has a perpendicular fall of 30 feet in the centre of the v., and successive falls of 100 feet in the whole, in 2 ms. It contains 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, and 1 Unitarian, 10 stores, 2 flouring m., 2 woolen fac, 2 furnaces, 1 axe fac, 1 saw m., 180 dwellings, and about 1,000 inhabitants. Here is an extensive quarry of fine building stone.

Honeoye Lake, N. Y., lies chiefly in Richmond t., and is a beautiful sheet of water, 5 ms. long and 1 wide, abounding with fine fish.

Honesdale, p-b., capital of Wayne co., Pa., 172 n. e. Harrisburg,269 W. It is in Texas t. Situated at the confluence of Dyberry and Lackawaxen creeks. The Lackawaxen canal and railroad terminate at this place. It has risen up within a few years, and contains the office of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co., and about 200 dwellings. Incorporated in 1831. It has 6 stores, cap. §11,200; 1 tannery, 14 grist m. Cap. in manufac $86,300. 2 acad. 60 students, 2 sch. 70 scholars. Pop. 1,086.

Honkybrook, p-t., Chester co., Pa., 33 n. w. Philadelphia, 55 e. by s. Harrisburg, 133 W. The surface is a gentle declivity; soil, sandy loam. Watered by branches of Brandy wine r. It has 5 stores, cap. $13,600; 2 tanneries, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,060. 8 sch. 369 scholars. Pop. 1,773.

Honey Creek, p-o., Henderson co., Ill., 110 N. w. Springfield, 867 W.

Honeyville, p-v., Page co., Va., 125 n. w. Richmond, 108 W. Situated on the E. side of Shenandoah r.

Hood's Mills, p-o., Carroll co., Md., 56 n. w. Annapolis, 61 W.

Hookerstown, p-o., Greene co., N. C, 94 e. by s. Raleigh, 304 W.

Hookset, p-t., Merrimac co., N. H., 9 s. s. e. Concord, 472 W. Incorporated in 1822. Merrimac r. passes through the t., and has a descent of 16 feet in 80 rods, around which is a canal a quarter of a m. long. The v. is situated on the w. side of the r. It has 4 stores, cap. $10,000; 1 cotton fac. 6,672 sp., 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $158,800. 7 sch. 191 scholars. Pop. 1,475.

Hookstown, p-v., Greene t., Beaver co., Pa., 242 w. by n. Harrisburg, 264 W. Situated on a branch of Mill cr. 13 s. w. Beaver. It contains 2 stores, and 40 or 50 dwellings.

Hoosick r., N. Y., rises in Mass. and Vt., and flows through Rensselaer co. into Hudson River. It affords extensive water power.

Hoosick. pt.. Rensselaer co., N. Y., 32 n. e. Albany, 400 W. The surface is hilly; soil, clay, sand, and loam, adapted to grazing. Watered by Hoosick r. It has 11 stores, cap. $29,600; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 3 cotton fac. 4,632 sp, 1 tannery, 59 grist m., 5 saw m., 2 oil ra. Cap. in manufac. $147,350. 20 schools, 812 scholars. Pop. 3,539.

Hoosick Falls, p-v., Hoosick t., Rensselaer co., N. Y., 35 n. e. Albany, 403 W. Situated on both sides of Hoosick r., which has here a fall of 40 feet, affording a fine water power. Incorporated in 1827. It contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, 5 stores, t cotton fac, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 cloth dressing and fulling m., 1 machine shop, 80 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants.

Hootensville, p-v., Upson co., Ga., 71 w. by s. Milledgeville, 727 W. Situated on the n. side of Flint r.

Horpahka, p-o., Leake co., Miss., 55 n. e. Jackson, 955 W.

Hope, p-t., Waldo co., Me., 36 e. s. e. Augusts, 623 W. Incorporated in 1834. Watered by St George's r. The soil is fertile. It has 10 stores, cap. $10,800; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $18,533. 11 sch. 776 scholars. Pop. 1,770.

Hope, p-t., Hamilton co., N. Y., 58 n. w. Albany, 427 W. The surface is uneven; soil indifferent, except on Sacandaga r., which waters it. It has 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,740. 4 sch. 267 scholars. Pop. 711.

Hope, p-t., Warren co., N. J., 66 n. by w. Trenton, 221 W. The v. is situated on a branch of Beaver brook, and contains 1 Episcopal and 1 Methodist church, 6 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. and 30 or 40 dwellings. There are in the t. 2 tanneries. Cap. in manufac. $4,150. 6 sch. 311 scholars. Pop. 1,690.

Hope, p-o., Franklin co., O., 24 n. Columbus, 395 W.

Hope, p-o., Pickens co., Ala., 58 w. Tuscaloosa, 873 W.

Hope, p-o., Bartholomew co., Ia., 55 s. s. e. Indianapolis, 575 W.

Hope Centre, p-o., Hope t, Hamilton co., N. Y., 63 n. w. Albany, 432 W.

Hope Farm, p-o., Louisa co., Iowa.

Hope Mills, p-o., Page co., Va., 134 n. w. Richmond, 100 W.

Hope Valley, p-o., Tolland co., Ct., 27 K. Hartford, 345 W.

Hopewell, p-t., Ontario co., N. Y., 187 w. Albany, 349 W. The surface is rolling; soil, clay loam. Drained by the outlet of Canandaigua Lake and its tributaries. It has 1 fulling in., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 flouring m., 1 gn.6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $68,550. 14 sch. 676 scholars. Pop. 976.

Hopewell, p-t., Mercer co., N. J., 17 n. Trenton, 183 W. It has 11 stores, cap. $26,900; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 5 grist m., 5 saw m., 2 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $33,800. 8 sch. 307 scholars. Pop. 3,205.

Hopewell, t., Cumberland co., N. J. The surface is rolling; soil, clay loam. Cohansey cr. bounds it on the e. and s. Drained by Mount's and Mill creeks, tributaries of the Cohansey cr. It contains 1 Seventh day Baptist and 1 Methodist church. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $21,500; 2 tanneries, 1 forge, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 2 grist m. Cap. in manufac $25,150. 12 sch. 973 scholars. Pop. 2,220.

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Hopewell, p-t., Huntingdon co., Pa., 13 s. w. Huntingdon b. The surface is mountainous; soil, in the valleys, calcareous loam. It has 2 stores, cap. $10,000; 1 forge, 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,250. 1 sell. 25 scholars. Pop. 1,238.

Hopewell, p-t., Beaver co., Pa. It has 4 stores, cap. $6,600; 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 6 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $23,700. 3 sch. 104 scholars. Pop. 1,603.

Hopewell, t., York co., Pa., 14 s. e. York b. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by head branches of Deer cr., which flows into Maryland. It has 10 stores, capital $10,550; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fee, 2 tanneries, 9 distilleries, 10 grist m., 8 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $25,229. 11 sch. 330 scholars. Pop. 1,905.

Hopewell, p-t., Washington co., Pa., 12 n. w. Washington b. The surface is hilly: soil, loam. Drained by Buffalo and Cross creeks, and Brushy run. It has 3 stores, cap. $5,000; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,880. 11 sch. 330 scholars. Pop. 1,596.

Hopewell, p-t., Bedford co., Pa., 15 n. e. Bedford b., 104 w. Harrisburg, 130 W. The surface is mountainous; soil, in the valleys, calcareous loam. Drained by Raystown branch of Juniata r. and its tributaries. Bituminous coal is found in abundance. It has 1 store, cap. $2,000; 1 furnace, 1 tannery, 1 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,950. 2 sch. 70 scholars. Pop. 1,213.

Hopewell, L, Cumberland co., Pa., 21 w. Carlisle. The surface is hilly; soil, slate. It has 2 stores, cap. $10,000; 3 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 1 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,950. 5 sch. 210 scholars. Pop. 1,036.

Hopewell, p-v., Mecklenburg co., N. C, 170 w. s. w. Raleigh, 410 W.

Hopewell, p-v., York dist., S. C, 92 n. Columbia, 443 W.

Hopewell, p-o., Crawford co., Ga., 60 s. w. 3Iilledgeville, 716 W.

Hopewell, p-t., Muskingum Co., O., 46 E. Columbus, 347 W. The v. is situated on the national road, and contains 1 church, 4 stores, and 25 dwellings. There are in the t., 4 churches, 11 sch. 414 scholars. Pop. 1,806.

Hopewell, t., Licking co., O. Situated on the national road, a few miles e. of Hebron., Pop. 1,150.

Hopewell, t., Perry co., O. Watered by Jonathan's creek. It has 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 3 grist m., 8 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac.; $8,160. 7 sch. 250 scholars. Pop. 1,544.

Hopewell, t., Seneca co., O. Situated on the w. side of Sandusky r. It has 3 saw m. 1 Cap. in manufac. $355. 6 sch. 200 scholars. Pop. 913.

Hopewell, p-o., Greene co., Ala., 53 s. w. | Tuscaloosa, 871 W.

Hopewell Cotton Works, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 67 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 96 W.

Hopkins, County, Ky. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 750 sq. ms. Green r. runs on its n. e., Pond r. on its e., and Tradewater cr. on its w. border. Watered by Otter, Flat, Drake's, Crary, Clear, and Deer creeks. Capital, Madisonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,984, sheep 8,992, swine 32,552; wheat 41,595 bush, produced, Ind. corn 424,595, oats 58,452, potatoes 10,923, tobacco 1,716,555 pounds, cotton 47,536, sugar 5,019; 7 stores, cap. $24,900; 1 woolen fac, 5 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $16,880. 89 scholars in schools. Pop. whites 7,417, slaves 1,723, free col'd 31: total. 9,171.

Hopkinsville, pt, Hamilton t., Warren co., O., 96 w. s. w. Columbus, 469 W. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, and about 150 inhabitants.

Hopkinsville, p-v., capital of Christian co., Ky., 204 s. w. Frankfort, 731 W. Situated on the e. side of Little r. It contains a court house, a bank, 6 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Cumberland Presbyterian, and 1 Reformed, or Campbellite church, 3 academies, 216 students, 13 stores, 1,581 inhabitants.

Hopkinsville, p-v., Chatooga co., Ga., 192 n. w. Milledgeville, 655 W. Situated on the e. side of Little r.

Hopkinsville, v., capital of Adair co., Mo. Situated 6 ms. e. of the Grand Chariton r.

Hopkinton, p-t., Merrimac co., N. H., 7 w. Concord, 475 W. Watered by Contoocook r. and its branches, Warner and Blackwater rivers, all tributaries of the Merrimac. The land on the streams is fertile. The principal v., 7 w. Concord, contains the county jail. In the w. part of the t., Contoocook r. affords water power, where is a v. with several mills. Chartered in 1735. It has 8 stores, cap. $19,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,300. 1 acad. 104 students, 19 sch. 927 scholars. Pop. 2,455.

Hopkinton, p-t., Middlesex co., Mass., 29 w. s. w. Boston, 416 W. Watered by branches of Charles and Mill rivers, which afford water power. Incorporated in 1715. The Boston and Worcester railroad, and the Blackstone canal, run near it. It contains a mineral spring of some celebrity. It has 7 stores, cap. $15,100; 3 cotton fac. 3,952 sp., 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $127,400. 11 sch. 500 scholars. Pop. 2,245.

Hopkinton, p-t., Washington co., R. I. Incorporated in 1757. Watered by Wood r., which affords valuable water power, and it has cotton, woolen and iron manufactures. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain and to grazing. Pawcatuck r. runs on its s. border, and affords fisheries of shad and alewives. Hopkinton city is a flourishing v. in the s. part of the t., situated on a branch of Charles r. There are in the t., 6 stores, cap. $7,600; 1 woolen fac, 5 cotton fac. 4,300 sp., 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $76,750. 11 sch. 517 scholars. Pop. 1,726.

Hopkinton, p-t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 215 N. n. w. Albany, 512 W. The surface on the s. is hilly and sterile; on the N. level and fertile. Watered by Racket and St. Regis rivers. The v. contains 2 churches, 3 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., and 25 or 30 dwellings. There are in the t., 4 stores, cap. $12,000; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $18,950. 24 sch. 366 scholars. Pop. 1,147.

Hopper's Cave, p-o., Greene co., Ia., 84 s. w. Indianapolis, 647 W.

Hopper's Mills, p-o., Warren co., Ill., 116 n. w. Springfield, 862 W.

Hopper's Tan Yard, p-o., Todd co., Ky., 197 s. w. Frankfort, 721 W.

Horace, p-o., Hamptonburgh t., Orange co., N. Y., 101 s. s. w. Albany, 282 W.

Horicon, p-t., Warren co., N. Y., 90 if. Albany. The surface is hilly and mountainous, mostly a wilderness. It contains several small lakes, the principal of which are Brant Lake and Schroon Lake in the n. part. Hudson r. bounds it on the w. It has 1 grist m., 8 saw m., 5 sch. 244 scholars. Pop. 659.

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Hornbeck's, p-o., Pike co., Pa., 151 n. e. Harrisburg, 245 W.

Hornbrook, p-o., Bradford co., Pa., 141 n. Harrisburg, 251 W.

Hornby, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 205 w. by s. Albany, 294 W. The surface is hilly; soil fertile, adapted to grazing. Drained by Mead's cr. It has 1 fulling m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,150. 10 sch. 334 scholars. Pop. 1,043.

Hornellsville, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 241 W. by s. Albany, 316 W. The soil is uneven and broken, but mostly arable. Drained by Canisteo r. The v. is situated on Canisteo r., and contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 6 stores, 1 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 tannery, 80 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants. The t. has 2 stores, cap. $1,200; 1 grist m., 19 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $19,200. 18 sch. 699 scholars. Pop. 2,121.

Hornsby's, p-o., De Kalb co., Ga., 90 n. w. Milledgeville, 694 W.

Horntown, p-v., Accomack co., Va., 219 e. Richmond, 171 W.

Horn Island, a low sandy island in the Gulf of Mexico, off' the mouth of Pascagoula r.

Horry, dist., S. C. Situated in the extreme E. part of the state, and contains 1,000 sq. ms. The surface is level; soil, sandy and marshy. Little Pedee r. runs on its w. border. Watered by Waccamaw r., a branch of the Great Pedee r. It produces cotton and rice. Capital, Conwaysboro. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,182, sheep 4,857, swine 22,196; wheat 1,720 bush, produced, Ind. corn 81,641, potatoes 50,676, rice 79,769 pounds, tobacco 4,613, cotton 10,780; 6 stores, cap. $36,963; 6 distilleries, 51 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $46,815. 6 sch. 101 scholars. Pop. whites 4,154, slaves 1,574, free col'd 27; total, 5,755.

Horse Creek, p-o., Greene co., Tenn.

Horsham, p-t., Montgomery co., Pa., 118 e. Harrisburg, 154 W. The surface is level; soil, calcareous loam. Watered by a branch of Neshaminy and by Pennypack creeks. Inhabited chiefly by Friends, who have a church in the s. E. part of the t. The principal v., called Horsham square, at the centre, contains 1 Friends church, a library, 1 store, and about half a dozen dwellings. There are in the town, 3 stores, capital $4,500; 4 grist m., 3 saw m. Population, 1,182.

Horsehead, p-o., Prince George co., Md., 45 s. w. Annapolis, 39 W.

Horsehead, p-o., Johnson co., Ark., 109 n. w. Little Rock, 1,174 W.

Horsepasture, p-o., Henry co., Va., 205 w. s. w. Richmond, 2S0 W.

Horse Prairie, p-o., Jefferson co., Ill.

Horse Race, N. Y, a name given to the Hudson r., just before it leaves the Highlands, where it has a sudden turn to the e. for 1 m., when it resumes its s. course.

Horse Shoe, p-o., Washington co., Pa., 193 W. Harrisburg, 220 W.

Horse Shoe, p-o., Pickens dist., S. C, 164 w. N. w. Columbia, 566 W.

Horse Shoe Bend, p-o., Tallapoosa co., Ala., 166 e. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 784 W.

Horse Shoe Bottom, p-o., Russell co., Ky., 103 s. Frankfort, 617 W. Situated on the s. side of Cumberland r.

Horseys Cross Roads, p-o., Sussex co., Del., 43 s. Dover, 110 W.

Horsewell, p-o., Barren co., Ky., 115 s. w. Frankfort, 638 W.

Hoskinsville, p-v., Brookfield t., 3Iorgan co., O., 90 e. by s. Columbus, 318 W. Surrounded by a fertile country, where large quantities of wool are produced.

Hotel, p-o., Bertie co., N. C, 141 e, Nashville, 244 W.

Hot Springs, County, Ark. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 2,540 sq. ms. Drained by Wachita r. and it branches. The surface is hilly and broken. Capital, Hot Springs. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,193, sheep 415, swine 7,574; wheat 1,076 bushels produced, Ind. corn 82,724, oats 5,356, potatoes 4,195, tobacco 3,103 pounds, cotton 2,682; 6 stores, cap. $2,950; 8 grist m., 3 saw m., 3 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. whites 1,655, slaves 249, free col'd 3; total, 1,91)7.

Hot Springs, p-v., Bath co., Va., 169 w. n. w. Richmond. Here are remarkable springs, with a temperature of from 103 to 106 Fahrenheit, charged with various mineral ingredients, very efficacious in rheumatic and various other complaints; a hotel for the accommodation of visitors, and extensive baths for ladies and gentlemen. Near the hotel are a hot and a cold spring, issuing so near each other, that both can be reached at the same time, by the thumb and finger of the same hand. The country around is wild and picturesque.

Hot Springs, p-v., capital of Hot Springs co.. Ark., 53 w. by s. Little Rock, 1,118 W. Situated 6 ms. n. of the Wachita River. It contains a court house, 20 dwellings, and about 100 inhabitants. Here are about 50 springs, all hot, breaking but from the w. side of a mountain, and flowing into a small creek, the course of which is from n. to s., and empties into the Wachita r, 6 miles from the springs. The temperature of the springs is not all the same, but varies from 110 to 150 degrees of Fahrenheit. The Chalybeate Springs are cold, and are much frequented by invalids; situated 3 miles n. e. of the Hot Springs. There are also Sulphur Springs in the co., 30 ms. n. w. from Hot Springs.

Houghtonsville, p-o., Windham co., Vt., 109 s. Montpelier, 457 W.

Houlton, p-t., capital of Aroostook co., Me., 120 n. n. e. Bangor, 196 n. e. Augusta, 791 W. It borders New Brunswick on the E. Stages run on a excellent road, 3 times a week, to Bangor. Watered by Meduxnekeag r., a branch of the St. Johns r. The soil is fertile, adapted to wheat. A garrison is located 1 m. n. of the v. There are in the t., 9 stores, cap. $9,950; 2 lumber yards, cap. $20,000; 2 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Capital in manufac. $7,900. 4 sch. 144 scholars. Pop. 1,597.

Houma, p-v., capital of Terre Bonne parish, La., 132 s. w. New Orleans, 1,294 W. Situated on the w. side of Bayou Terrebonne. It contains a court house and several dwellings.

Houndsfield, t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 6 w. Watertown. The surface is level; soil, sandy loam and clay. Watered by Black r. and Black r. bay on the N., and by Hungry bay of Like Ontario on the w. It contains the v. of Sackett's Harbor, a place celebrated as a naval station in the last war. It has 18 stores, cap. $24,300; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 2 weekly papers, 1 flouring ni., 1 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $39,800. 14 sch. 418 scholars. Pop. 4,146.

House Creek, p-o., Irwin co., Ga., 104 8. Milledgeville, 751 W.

House's Springs, p-o., Jefferson co., Mo., 125 E. Jefferson city, 838 W.

Houseville, p-o., Turin t., Lewis co., N. Y., 130 n. w. Albany, 429 W.

Houston, County, Ga. Situated a little s. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 510 sq. miles. Ocmulgee river runs on its e. border, and Flint r. on its w., by branches of which it is watered. Capital, Perry. It has 446 students in; academies. Pop. 1830, 7,369; 1840, whites 4,861, slaves 4,845, free col'd 5; total, 9,711.

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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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