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Iberia, p-v., Washington t., Marion co., O., 54 N. Columbus, 399 W. It contains 2 stores and several dwellings.

Iberia, p-v., Miller co., Mo., 50 s. w. Jefferson city, 986 W. Situated 2 ms. w. of Tavern cr.

Iberville, outlet of Mississippi r., leaves the Mississippi 14 ms. below Baton Rouge, and 20 ms. below, is joined by, and lost in Amite r. It receives water from the Mississippi only at high flood.

Iberville, Parish, La. Centrally situated in the lower part of the state, and contains 350 sq. ms The surface is level, the borders of the streams only being sufficiently elevated for cultivation, where the soil is very fertile. Capital, Plaquemine. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,901, sheep 3,988, swine 4,688; Ind. corn 209,240, bush, prod., potatoes 30,924, cotton 3,552,000 lbs., sugar 3,728,000; 17 stores, cap. $d4,800; 1 acad. 12 students, 5 sch. 133 scholars. Pop. whites 2,523, slaves 5,887, free col'd 85; total, 8,495.

Iberville, p-v., Iberville par., La., 92 w. N. w. New Orleans, 1,192 W.

Ices Ferry, p-o., Monongalia co., Va.

Ickesburg, p-v., Perry co., Pa., 40 n. w. Harrisburg, 128 W.

Ida, p-o., Tipton co., Tenn., 180 w. by s. Nashville, 865 W.

Ida, t., Monroe co., Mich, scholars. Pop. 251. It has 2 sch. 52

Ijamsville, p-v., Frederick co., Md., 71 n. w. Annapolis, 51 W.

Imlaytown, p-v., Upper Freehold t., Monmouth, co., N. J., 16 e. Trenton, 182 W. It contains 1 store, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 tannery, and about 15 dwellings.

Illinois, r., Ill, is formed by the Union of Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers, and at Ottawa, receives Fox r., and proceeding in a general s. w. and s. direction, about 400 ms. by the windings of the r., unites with the Mississippi in 38° 58' 23" N. lat., and 90° 18' w. Ion., 20 ms. above the entrance of the Missouri. It is 400 yards wide at its mouth. Above the entrance of Vermilion r. it is obstructed by rapids; but below this point, the current is gentle, and navigable for steamboats, throughout the year. From this point, a canal is in progress to Chicago, a distance, including 54 ms. in Chicago r., and a feeder 4 ms. from Fox r., of 106 ms. It is 6 feet deep, and 60 feet wide at top; and is estimated to cost $8,654,337. This is one of the most important canals in the country.

Illinois, River, Ind. Ter., rises in Benton and Washington counties, Ark., and passing into the Indian ter., runs southwardly into Arkansas r., 4 ms. above the entrance of Canadian r. A few ms. from the mouth of the Illinois are salt springs, on its borders.

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Illinois, t., Washington co., Ark. It has 15 stores, cap. $147,800; 2 tanneries, 3 distilleries. Cap. in manufac. $350. Pop. 519.

Illinois City, p-v., Rock Island co., Ill., 172 N. N. w. Springfield, 901 W. Situated between Rock river and the Mississippi.

Independence, r., N. Y., rises in Hamilton co., and flows w. into Black r., in Lewis co.

Independence, County, Ark. Situated centrally toward the N. e. part of the state, and contains 1,250 sq. ms. Big Black r. runs on its e. border. Watered by White r. Capital, Batesville. There were in 1810, neat cattle 6,993, sheep 1,928, swine 19,329; wheat 9,151 bush, produced, Ind. corn 219,635, oats 8,702, potatoes 5,878, tobacco 19,595 pounds, cotton 18,932: 8 stores, cap. $40,000 , 1 cotton fac. 6 sp., 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 3 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 printing office, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $18,620. 1 acad. 55 students, 2 sch. 45 scholars. Pop. whites 3,246, slaves 514, free col'd 9; total, 3,669.

Independence, p-t., Alleghany co., N. Y., 20 s. e. Angelica, 261 w by s. Albany, 300 W. The surface is high and rolling; soil, clay loam Drained by Cryder's and Independence creeks It has 4 stores, cap. $27,500; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,900. 13 sch. 571 scholars. Pop 1,440.

Independence, t., Warren co., N. J., 14 n. e Belvidere. It is hilly on the e. and w., with a valley running through the centre. Drained by Pequest cr., and its tributary, Bacon cr. Musconetcong r. flows on its s. e. boundary. It contains 1 Friends church; 11 stores, cap. §27,500; 1 furnace, 2 distilleries, 6 flouring m., 3 grist m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $65,650. 13 sch. 580 scholars. Pop. 2,234.

Independence, p-v., Washington co., Pa., 227 w. Harrisburg, 254 W. It has 2 sch. 50 scholars. Pop. 335.

Independence, p-v., Autauga co., Ala., 94 s. E. Tuscaloosa, 834 W.

Independence, p-v., Henderson co., Tenn., 129 w. s. w. Nashville, 813 W.

Independence, p-t., Cuyahoga co., O., 10 s. Cleveland, 145 n. n. e. Columbus, 353 W. Situated on both sides of the Ohio canal, and the Cuyahoga r. It has 8 sch. 178 scholars. Pop. 754.

Independence, p-v., capital of Kenton co., Ky., 82 n. n. e. Frankfort, 505 W. It contains a court house and a few dwellings.

Independence, t., Oakland co., Mich. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,600. Pop. 830. Independence, p-v., Warren co., Ia., 85 n. w.

Indianapolis, 643 W.

Independence, t., Macon co., Mo. It has 1 sch. 27 scholars. Pop. 545.

Independence, p-v., capital of Jackson co., Mo., 146 w. n. w. Jefferson City, 1,072 W. It is situated 6 ms. s. Missouri r., and is a flourishing v. Here the Mormons attempted to establish themselves, but the opposition of the inhabitants obliged them to remove. This is the place of departure for the Santa Fe traders, and here they obtain many of their supplies. It has a court house, jail, and several stores, and about 300 inhabitants.

Independence Hill, p-o., Prince William co., Va., 94 n. Richmond, 41 W.

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Indiana, County, Pa. Situated centrally toward the W. part of the state, and contains 770 sq. ms. The surface is hilly. Coal and salt are abundant, and some iron ore is found. The soil is loam mixed with sand, gravel, and clay, and in many parts very fertile. Drained by the head waters of the w. branch of Susquehanna r., and by branches of Connemaugh r. Capital, Indiana. There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,199, sheep 35,894, swine 24,377; wheat 195,254 bush, produced, rye 78,021, Ind. corn 171,018, buckwheat 80,806, oats 356,046, potatoes 103,807, sugar 12,282 pounds, bituminous coal 483,280 bush., salt 70,890; 3 commission houses, cap. $7,500; 69 stores, cap. $171,116; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 5 fulling ra., 5 woolen fac, 26 tanneries, 7 distilleries, 3 potteries, 3 flouring m., 51 grist m., 74 saw m., 3 printing offices, 3 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $119,474. 2 acad. 55 students, 23 sch. 1,413 scholars. Pop. 20,782.

Indiana, p-b., capital of Indiana co., Pa., 155 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 208 W. It contains a court house of brick, jail, 4 churches, 2 Presbyterian, 1 Lutheran, and 1 Methodist, an academy, 1 female seminary, 124 dwellings, and 674 inhabitants. Organized in 1805. It has 14 stores, cap. $37,000; 1 brewery, 1 pottery, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $2,787. 1 acad. 22 students, 1 sch. 70 scholars.

Indiana, t., Alleghany co., Pa., 10 n. e. Pittsburg. The surface is hilly; soil, loam. Drained by Long, Deer, Squaw, and Pine creeks. It has 5 stores, cap. $3,000: 1 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 1 forge, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,000. 12 sch. 480 scholars. Pop. 2,697.

Indianapolis, p-v., capital of Marion co., and of the state of Indiana. Situated in Centre t., on the E. side of White r., which is navigable to this place, in time of high water. It contains a state house, governor's house, court house, a U. S. land office, 6 churches, 2 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, 1 Lutheran, 1 Presbyterian, and 1 Methodist, a female institute, a county seminary, a steam flouring and saw m., and 2 iron foundries. The national road passes through the place; and the most important roads in the state center here. The place was originally laid out on a mile square, with streets crossing each other at right angles, and additions have been made to it on the different sides. In the center, is a circular area of several acres, from which 4 streets diverge, crossing the other streets diagonally. In the center of the circular area was originally a mound, on which stands the governor's house, in a very commanding situation, with a circular street around it, 80 feet wide. The state house is a fine building, 180 feet long, by 80 feet wide, and 45 feet high from the ground to the cornice, with an appropriate dome. It is after the model of the Parthenon at Athens. A bridge crosses White r. here, which cost $25,000. There were in Centre t. in 1840, 30 stores, cap. $92,600; 1 fulling m., 1 cotton fac. 500 sp., 2 tanneries, 1 brewery, 2 printing offices, 2 binderies, 2 weekly and 1 semi-weekly newspapers. 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 9 saw m., 2 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $31,630. 3 sch. 78 scholars. Pop. 1,452.

Indian Creek, p-o., Monroe co., Va., 241 w. Richmond, 278 W. It has 2 sch. 42 scholars. Pop. 572.

Indian Creek, p-o., Giles co., Tenn., 92 s. Nashville, 737 W.

Indian Creek, p-o., Gallatin co., Ill., 176 s. s. E. Springfield, 787 W.

Indian Creek, p-o., Monroe co., Mo., 91 n. Jefferson city, 931 W.

Indian Fields, p-o., Colleton dist., S. C, 82 s. Columbia, 588 W.

Indian Key, p-v., Dade co., Florida. It is 1 m. s. of New Matacumbe, 75 s. w. Cape Florida, 75 n. E. Key West. It contains about 7 acres, the whole a Madrepore rock. Much of it is improved as a garden, being covered with a bed of mold, drawn up from the channel. It contains several dwellings, a superb hotel, and several large stores, supported by the wrecking business. The climate is healthy and pleasant, and it is becoming a fashionable place of resort by invalids from the n.

Indian Lake, N. Y., lies in Hamilton co., surrounded by a wild and mountainous region, the peaks of which are from 1,500 to 2,000 feet above the surrounding country. It is 4 ms. long and 1 wide, and abounds with various kinds of fish.

Indian River, hundred, Sussex co., Del. It has 4 stores, cap. $1,750; 4 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $3,825. 4 sch. 135 scholars. Pop. 1,755.

Indian River, p-o., Watson t., Lewis co., N. Y., 155 n. w. Albany, 454 W.

Indian, r., N. Y., rises in Lewis co., and passes through Jefferson co. into St. Lawrence co., where it enters Black lake, through which it flows into the Oswegatchie r., and thence into the St. Lawrence.

Indian, r., Flor., is a vast lagoon. Its length, from its head branches to Juniper Narrows, is about 100 ms. In some places it is 4 ms. wide; in others, not 50 yards. In some extensive reaches, it would float a frigate; at others, 6 feet of water can scarcely be found across the channel. The depth of water greatly varies at different seasons, being greatest when the southern inlets are closed, before it acquires sufficient force to open them. It is on the e. side of the peninsula, running nearly parallel with the coast.

Indian, r., N. H., one of the head branches of Connecticut r. which it enters a little above the 45° of n. lat. after a s. w. course of 30 ms.

Indian Springs, p-v., Butts co., Ga., 52 w. Milledgeville, 659 W. Situated 10 ms. w. of Ocmulgee r., in the fork of 2 creeks, tributaries of the Ocmulgee. The waters are sulphurous, and efficacious in rheumatic and cutaneous complaints. It is the most fashionable watering place in the state, having a large hotel, capable of accommodating 100 persons, besides 30 or 40 small buildings for families.

Indian Stream, t., Coos co., N. H. It has 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,550; 3 sch. 75 scholars. Pop. 315.

Indian Tavern, p-o., Morgan co., Tenn., 160 E. Nashville, 552 W.

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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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