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Houston, t., Clearfield co., Pa. Pop. 129.

Houston, p-o., Alleghany co., Pa., 211 w. Harrisburg, 237 W.

Houston, p-o., Shelby co., O., 82 w. n. w. Columbus, 476 W.

Houston, p-v., Wayne co., Tenn., Ill s. w. Nashville, 788 W.

Houston, p-o., Heard co., Ga.

Houston, p-o., Marion co., Mo.

Houston, p-v., capital of Chickasaw co., Miss., 145 n. e. Jackson, 910 W. Situated on the head waters of Oktibbeha cr., and contains a court house and a few dwellings.

Houston, p-o., Adams co., Ill., 100 w. Springfield, 877 W.

Houston's Store, p-o., Rowan co., N. C, 133 w. Raleigh, 370 W.

Houston's Store, p-o., 3Iorgan co. Ala., 117 n. n. e. Tuscaloosa, 754 W.

Houstonville, p-v., Iredell co., N. C, 154 w. Raleigh, 365 W.

Howard, County, Mo. Situated a little n. w. of the centre of the state, bounded s. and w. by Missouri River. Watered by Great Manitou and Bonne Ferame Rivers, and Salt cr., tributaries of the Missouri. Capital, Fayette. There were in 1840, neat cattle 10,947, sheep 11,371, swine 29,502; wheat 33,040 bushels produced, Indian corn 561,795, oats 62,870, potatoes 12,354, tobacco 98,101 pounds; 17 stores, cap. $195,465; 7 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 19 flouring m., 20 grist m., 6 saw m., 1 oil m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $46,280. 1 acad. 22 students, 22 sch. 657 scholars. Pop. whites 9,331, slaves 3.683, free col'd 44; total, 13,108.

Howard's Gore, Oxford co., Me. It has 3 sch. 47 scholars. Pop. 131.

Howard, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 231 w. Albany. 311 W. The surface is undulating: soil, a fertile clay loam. Drained by branches of Canisteo cr. and Conhocton r. The v. contains 1 Methodist church, a high school, 3 stores, 40 dwellings, and 250 inhabitants. The t. has 3 stores, cap. $10,300; 2 fulling m., 3 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,450. 28 sch. 1,190 scholars. Pop. 3,247.

Howard, p-t., Centre co., Pa., 97 n. w. Harrisburg, 189 W. The surface is mountainous, the main ridge of the Alleghany passing through it. Drained by Bald Eagle cr. and its tributaries, and Marsh and Beach cr. The soil, in the valleys, is a calcareous loam. It has 2 stores, cap. $6,000; 1. furnace, 1 tannery. 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,500. 6 sch. 250 scholars. Pop. 1,409. Howard, t., Knox co., O. The soil is fertile. 1 Watered by Vernon and Jelloway rivers. It has 6 sch. 333 scholars. Pop. 99.

Howard, t., Cass co., Mich. Watered by Putnam's cr. and another branch of Dowagiake r. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $250. 2 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 370.

Howard's Point, p-o., Fayette co., Ill., 94 s.. K. Springfield, 728 W.

Howard s Valley, p-o., Windham co., Ct., 38 e. by n. Hartford, 365 W.

Howardsville, p-o., Albemarle co., Va., 85 t w. n. w. Richmond, 151 W.

Howardsville, p-o., Davies co., Ky. Howell, t., Monmouth county, N. J. The surface is level; soil, sand, sandy loam, and clay. Drained by Shark. Manasquan, and Mettecunk Rivers, which flow E. to the Atlantic. It contains 16 stores, cap. $23,600; 2 tanneries, 10 grist m.. 8 saw m., 4 furnaces. Cap. in manufac. $5,000. 15 sch. 475 scholars. Pop. 4,699.

Howell, p-o., Logan co., O., 82 n. w. Columbus, 453 W.

Howell, p-v., Howell t., capital of Livingston co., Mich., 51 w. by n. Detroit, 554 W. It contains a court house, jail, an academy, 1 store, i 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., and 50 or 60 dwellings. There are in the t., 2 stores, cap. $5,000; 1 flouring m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,000. 3 sch. 78 scholars. Pop. 321.

Howell, p-v., Cobb co., Ga., 112 n. w. Milledgeville, 689 W.

Howell's Springs, p-o., Hardin co., Ky., 90 s. w. Frankfort, 632 W.

Howellsville, p-v., Delaware co., Pa., 90 E. s. e. Harrisburg, 124 W.

Howellsville, p-v., Warren co., Va., 146 N. n. w. Richmond, 77 W. Situated on the Shenandoah river, and contains a church, free to all denominations, 1 store, 2 flouring m., 8 or 10 dwellings, and about 50 inhabitants. The river is navigable, for boats, 150 miles above this place.

Howell Works, p-o., Monmouth co., N. J., 47 e. s. e. Trenton, 213 W. Situated on Manasquan r., and contains a store, extensive iron works, and 50 or 60 dwellings.

Howland, p-t., Penobscot co., Me., 106 n. n. e. Augusta, 701 W. Watered by Piscataquis r. Incorporated in 1826. The soil is fertile. It has 5 saw m., 5 sch. 151 scholars. Pop. 322.

Howlet Hill, p-o., Onondaga t., Onondaga co, N. Y.

Hoylesville, p-o., Lincoln co., N. C, 186 w. by s. Raleigh, 423 W.

Hoysburg, p-o., Alleghany co., Md.

Hoysville, p-v., Loudon co., Va., 166 n. Richmond, 43 W. Situated near Kittoctan cr., 2 miles s. of the Potomac. It contains several flouring mills.

Hubbard, p-t., Trumbull co., O., 183 n. e. Columbus, 296 W. A flourishing t., situated on the Pennsylvania line, 18 s. e. of Warren. It has 8 sch. 400 scholars. Pop. 1,242.

Hubbard's, p-o., Benton co., Ark., 190 n. w. Little Rock, 1,171 W.

Hubbardston, p-t., Worcester co., Mass., 54 w. by n. Boston, 412 W. Incorporated in 1767. Watered by branches of Ware r., which afford water power. The v. contains 1 Congregational and 1 Unitarian church, and about 50 dwellings. The town has 4 stores, cap. $9,000; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 17 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,375. 12 sch. 575 scholars. Pop. 1,784.

Hubbardton, p-t., Rutland co., Vt., 81 s. s. w. 3Iontpelier, 459 W. The surface is uneven and rough, and in some parts mountainous. Watered by Hubbardton r., which flows into Lake Champlain. It has 2 fulling m., 1 flouring m., 2 grist m., 4 saw m.

Huberta, p-o., Washington co., Ala.

Hublersburg, p-v., Walker t., Centre co., Pa., 58 n. w. Harrisburg, 180 W. A small v. containing 6 or 8 dwellings.

Huddleston's Cross Roads, p-o., Wilson co., Tenn., 22 e. Nashville, 659 W.

Hudgion's, p-o., Jefferson co., Ark., 63 s. e. Little Rock, 1,128 W.

Hudson, a river of the state of New York, though less in its length and in the amount of water which it discharges than many others, is one of the most important in the United States. The Hudson, proper, rises by two branches in the mountainous regions of Hamilton and Essex counties. The eastern branch from the n. passes through Schroon Lake, and is sometimes called Schroon branch; and the western has a circuitous course from the n. w., and is considered as the main branch, or Hudson. About 40 miles from the source of each, they unite in Warren co. Alter a course of 15 miles s. the Hudson receives the Sacandaga, on the line between Montgomery and Saratoga counties. The Sacandaga rises in Hamilton co., and first runs s. e., and then n. w. and w., to its junction below Jessup's falls. The Hudson then runs to the east of s. 15 miles to Hadley falls; it then turns to the N. E. 20 miles to Glen's falls. Its direction is then nearly s. to its entrance into New York Bay. 40 miles below Glen's falls it receives from the vv. the Mohawk, its greatest tributary. From the junction of the Mohawk to its mouth, is about 170 miles. The whole length of the Hudson, from its source to its entrance into New York Bay, is a little over 300 miles. So straight is this river between Albany and New York, that the distance is less by water than by land. The tide flows to a little above Albany. It is navigable for the largest ships 118 miles, to Hudson, and for sloops and large steamboats 145 miles above New York, to Albany. Small sloops also proceed to Troy and through the dam and lock to Waterford, about 8 miles farther. Through a considerable part of its course the banks are elevated, and in some parts high, rocky, and precipitous; particularly in its passage through the Highlands, 53 miles above the city of New York. The scenery on the banks of the Hudson is highly picturesque. The city of New York owes much of its prosperity, and its preeminent advantages, to this noble river, connected as it is with the Erie and the Champlain canals. By no other route can an equally favorable water communication be had with the great West. There are many large and flourishing towns on the Hudson. The principal on the E. side are Troy, Hudson, and Poughkeepsie; and on the w. side Albany, Cattskill, and Newburgh; besides many others on both sides. Its waters were the theatre of the first successful attempt to apply steam to the propelling of vessels by Fulton and Livingston in 1808.

Hudson, County, N. J. Situated toward the N. e. part of the state, and contains 75 sq. ms. Hudson r. bounds it on the E., and the Passaic on the w. Drained by Hackensack river. Capital, North Bergen. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,951, sheep 824, swine 1,781; wheat 2.360 bush, produced, rye 5,335, Ind. corn 10,875, buckwheat 3,508, oats 9,141, potatoes 14,478; 23 stores, cap. $27,000; 1 furnace, 1 glass fac, 2 potteries, 1 saw m., 2 printing offices, 1 bindery, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. §411,850. 29 sch. 1,136 scholars. Pop. 9,483.

Hudson, p-t., Hillsboro' co., N. H., 68 s. by e. Concord, '263 W. Incorporated in 1746. The surface is level and fertile on the streams, but otherwise, hilly and broken. Merrimac r. flows on its w. border, across which is a bridge to Dunstable. It has 3 stores, cap. $2,600; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,625. 10 sch. 341 scholars. Pop. 1,148.

Hudson, city, port of entry, and capital of Columbia co., N. Y., is situated on the e. side of Hudson r., at the head of ship navigation, 116 N. New York, 29 s. Albany, 335 W., in 42° 14' n. lat., 73° 46' w. Ion. Pop. 1820, 2,900; 1830, 5,392; 1840, 5,672. Its front consists of a bold promontory, rising 60 feet above the level of the river, which has been formed into a pleasant promenade, commanding a fine view r of the river and of the surrounding country. On either side of this promontory is a spacious bay, with a sufficient depth of water for the largest vessels. The city is regularly laid out, with streets crossing each other at right angles; with the exception of two streets near the river, which follow the direction of the shore. The main street extends s. e. more than a mile to Prospect hill, 200 feet high, to which the ground gradually rises. On the n. side of this street, toward its upper end, is a public square. There is another square in the s. part of the city, on which the court house is situated. It is 116 feet long, the central part 40 by 60 feet, and 60 feet high, surmounted by a dome, and entered by a portico of 6 Ionic columns. The wings are 34 feet front and 40 feet deep and 2 stories high. There are 8 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, J Methodist, 2 Friends, 2 Universalist, the Hudson Academy, Hudson Female Seminary, the Franklin Literary Association, with a respectable library and philosophical apparatus, the Hudson Lunatic Asylum, and a number of select schools. The city is supplied with pure water, brought 2 miles in iron pipes from a spring at the foot of Becraft's Mountain. This city was formerly much engaged in the West India trade, which has, latterly, chiefly given place to the whale fishery. It has 7 or 8 whale ships, 4 steamboats, with freight barges, and a number of sloops. A steam ferryboat plies between this city and Athens, on the opposite side of the river. The Hudson and Berkshire Railroad connects this city with West Stockbridge, Mass., and thence with Boston. Several streams in the immediate vicinity afford considerable water power, which is improved in manufacturing. There were in 1840, 116 stores, cap. $410,450; 4 lumber yards, cap. $29,000; cap. employed in the fisheries, $330,000; 1 furnace, 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 1 brewery, 3 printing offices, 1 bindery, 2 weekly newspapers, 2 periodicals. Cap. in manufac. $135,650. 2 acad. 80 students, sch. 590 scholars. Hudson was settled in 1784 by emigrants from R. Island and Massachusetts. It was incorporated a city in 1785.

Hudson, p-t., Portage co., O., 137 n. e. Columbus, 335 W. The surface is level or rolling, and the soil a fertile clay loam, adapted to grazing and to grain. The v. is pleasantly situated on a plain, from which the ground rises to the n. It contains 2 churches, 6 stores, and 75 or 80 dwellings. The Western Reserve College is located here, on elevated ground in the n. e. part of the village, and its buildings consist of 2 spacious college edifices, an elegant chapel 3 stories high, containing recitation rooms, the library and philosophical hall, a theological college, a president's house, and a neat and convenient astronomical observatory. The grounds around the colleges are extensive, and ornamented with trees. In the rear is a large building, devoted to manual labor. This institution was founded in 1826, has a president and 9 professors, or other instructors, 51 alumni, of whom 13 have been ministers of the gospel, 63 students, and 4,200 vols, in its libraries. It has an elegant and extensive philosophical apparatus. The commencement is on the fourth Wednesday in August. Its funds are respectable, and its prospects promising.

Hudson, p-t., Lenawee co., Mich., 84 s. w. Detroit, 516 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain and to grazing. The v. is situated on Bean or Tiffin cr., which affords extensive water power, it has 1 store, cap $500; 3 sch. 80 scholars. Pop. $599.

Hudson, p-v., La Porte co., Ia., 158 n. Indianapolis, 650 W.

Hudson, p-v., McLean co., Ill., 94 n. e. Springfield, 754 W.

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Hudsonville, p-v., Breckenridge co., Ky., 121 w. s. w. Frankfort, 663 W.

Hudsonville, p-v., Marshall co., Miss., 231 n. by E. Jackson, 885 W.

Hughesville, p-v., Muncy Creek t., Lycoming co., Pa., 90 n. Harrisburg, 200 W. It contains 2 stores, 2 mills, and 30 or 40 dwellings.

Hughesville, p-o., Loudon co., Va., 149 n. Richmond, 40 W.

Hughsonville, v., Fishkill t., Dutchess co., N. Y. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, and about 30 dwellings.

Huguenot, p-o., Deer Park t., Orange co., N. Y., 113 w. s. w. Albany, 268 W.

Hulburton, p-v., Murray t., Orleans co., N. Y. Situated on the Erie canal, and contains 1 church, 2 stores, 40 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Hull, t., Plymouth co., Mass., 9 e. s. e. Boston, by water. Situated on a peninsula on the s. e. side of Boston harbor. Incorporated in 1614. It has a beach 4 ms. long. The v. is on Nantasket Head. Salt is manufactured here. It has 1 store, 1 sch. 42 scholars. Pop. 231.

Hull's Corners, p-o., Hannibal t., Oswego co., N. Y.

Hull's Mills, p-o., Stanford t., Dutchess co., N. Y., 63 s. Albany, 322 W.

Hulmeville, p-v., Middletown t., Bucks co., Pa., 118 e. Harrisburg, 160 W. It contains 2 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 woolen fee, and about 40 dwellings.

Humansville, p-o., Polk co., Mo., 147 s. w., Jefferson City, 1,083 W.

Hume, p-t., Alleghany co., N. Y., 263 w. by s. Albany, 315 W. The surface is undulating: soil, a fertile clay loam. Drained by Genesee r. and tributaries. It has 10 stores, cap. $26,000; 1 furnace, 2 fulling m., 1 tannery, 3 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $22,070; 11 sch. 487 scholars. Pop. 2,303.

Hummelstown, p-b., Derry t, Dauphin co., Pa., 9 e. Harrisburg, 119 W. It contains 1 Lutheran church, 4 stores, and about 160 dwellings. It has 2 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 480.

Humphrey, t., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 8 s. E. Ellicottville, 300 w. by s. Albany. The surface is undulating; soil, adapted to grass. Drained by Five Mile run and Great Valley cr. It has 2 saw m., 2 sch. 53 scholars. Pop. 444.

Humphrey's Creek, p-o., McCracken co., Ky., 310 w. s. w. Frankfort, 842 W.

Humphrey's Store, p-o., Monroe co., Tenn., 195 e. s. e. Nashville, 546 W.

Humphrey's Villa, p-o., Holmes co., O., 72. N. e. Columbus, 353 W.

Humphreysville, p-v., Derby t., New Haven I co., Ct., 51 s. w. Hartford, 305 W. Situated on I Naugatuc r., 4 miles from its entrance into the, Housatonic, at Derby landing. It contains 3 churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist, 4 stores, 1 large cotton fee, 100 feet long and 4 stories high, and about 60 dwellings.

Humphreysville, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 62 e. by s. E. Harrisburg, 122 W.

Humphreys, County, Tenn. Situated toward the N. w. part of the state, and contains 475 sq. ms. Tennessee r. passes through the middle of the co. from s. to n. Capital, Reynoldsburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,340, sheep 6,031, swine 21,461; wheat 18,290 bush, produced, Ind. corn 269,003, oats 36,681, potatoes 4,408, tobacco 1 4,285 pounds, cotton 9,143, sugar 3,853; 8 stores, 1 cap. $33,600; 1 furnace, 4 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 3 flouring m., 15 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,303. 10 sch. 217 scholars. Pop. whites 4,448, slaves 739, free col'd 8; total, 5,195.

Hunterdon, County, N. J. Situated in the w. part of the state, bounded s. w. by Delaware r. The surface in the s. part is level, in the N. mountainous. Soil, generally very fertile. Watered on the e. by the s. branch of Raritan r. and its tributaries; on the w. by several creeks which flow into the Delaware. Capital, Flemington. There were in 1840, neat cattle 20,722, sheep 27,102, swine 26,165; wheat 76,332 bush, prod., rye 190,169, Ind. corn 347,276, buckwheat 107,093, barley 1,332, oats 490,650, potatoes 121,569; 86 stores, cap. $269,150; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fee, 23 tanneries, 31 distilleries, 1 brewery, 2 potteries, 1 rope fac, 7 flouring m., 57 grist m., 60 saw m., 11oil m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $250,515. 86 sch. 2,587 scholars. Pop. 24,789.

Hunter, p-t., Greene co., N. Y., 18 w. Catskill, 54 s. w. Albany, 356 W. The surface is mountainous, lying on the principal range of Catskill Mountains, and containing the peak called Round Top, 3,804 feet above the Hudson. The soil is sterile, except on some of the streams. Wood, timber, and bark for the tanneries, are exported. Drained by head branches of Schoharie creek. The v. is situated on Schoharie kill, and contains 2 churches, 3 stores, 1 cotton fee, 1 grist m., 5 saw m., 2 tanneries, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $4,600; 1 cotton fac. 368 sp., 5 tanneries, 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $66,500. 11 sch. Ill scholars. Pop 2,019.

Huntersland, p-o., Middleburg t., Schoharie co., N. Y., 31 w. Albany, 377 W.

Hunterstown, p-v., Strabane t., Adams co., Pa., 35 s. w. Harrisburg, 85 W. It contains a Lutheran church, 2 stores, and 20 or 30 dwellings.

Huntersville, p-v., capital of Pocahontas co., Va., 190 w. n. w. Richmond, 235 W. The situation is elevated 1,800 feet above the Atlantic, on Kapp's cr., 6 ms. above its entrance into Greenbrier r. It contains a court house, jail, 3 stores, 25 dwellings, and 130 inhabitants. Near the v. are 2 sulphur springs.

Huntersville, p-v., Hardin co., O., 81 n. w. Columbus, 452 W.

Hunting Creek, p-o., Accomack co., Va., 199 e. Richmond, 196 W.

Huntingdon, County, Pa. Situated a little s. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 1,276 sq. ms. Watered by Juniata r. and its tributary, Raystown branch. Organized in 1787. A part of it is fertile and well cultivated, and a part mountainous and covered with timber. Iron, in abundance, lead, bituminous coal, salt, and alum, are found. The Pennsylvania canal passes through the co., along the Juniata r. The railroad across the Alleghany mountains commences at Hollidaysburg, in the w. part of this co. Capital, Huntingdon. There were in 1840, neat cattle 24,747, sheep 26,598, swine 32,003; wheat 521,816 bush, produced, rye 175,457, Ind. corn 345,795, buckwheat 79,952, barley 4,937, oats 518,959, potatoes 141,046; 28 commission houses, cap. $144,600; 119 stores, cap. $581,600; 20 furnaces, 27 forges, 6 fulling m., 9 woolen fee, 34 tanneries, 15 distilleries, 2 breweries, 7 potteries, 4 printing offices, 4 weekly newspapers, 4 flouring m., 65 grist m., 182 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $331,427. 1 acad. 20 students, 35 sch. 949 scholars. Pop. 17,900.

Huntingdon, p-b., capital of Huntingdon co., Pa., 92 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 151 W. Situated on the w. side of Frankstown branch of Juniata r., at its entrance into the latter, 50 ms. from its mouth. It contains a brick court house, a stone jail, 6 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Dutch Reformed, 1 Associate Reformed, 1 Methodist, 1 j Roman Catholic, and 1 colored Methodist, an academy, 13 stores, cap. $83,200; 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 brewery, 1 pottery, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $13,950. 5 sch. 187 scholars. Pop. 1,145.

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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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