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Manchester, p-v., Scott co., Ill., 51 w. by s. Springfield, 831 W.

Manchester, p-v., St. Louis co., Mo,, 108 e. Jefferson City, 82S W.

Manchester, p-v., capital of Coffee co., Tenn., 68 s. e. Nashville, 652 W. Situated on the head waters of Duck r., and contains a court house and several dwellings.

Manchester Centre, p-o., Manchester t., Ontario co., N. Y., 205 w. Albany, 315 W.

Mandana, p-o., Skeneateles t., Onondaga co.. N. Y.

Mandan, District, is a territory of the United States, included between the British Possessions on the n., Wisconsin ter. on the e., the Indian ter. on the s., of which the n. fork of Platte r. may be considered the boundary, and the Rocky Mountains, separating it from Oregon ter., on the w. It contains about 300,000 square ms., being about 520 ms. from n. to s., and 600 from e. to w. This extensive region has been but imperfectly explored. The surface is chiefly an elevated plain, or table land, consisting of vast prairies, on which large herds of the bison, elk, and deer, range; and though the soil is generally light and thin, it affords abundant grass and herbage for their support, and it is undoubtedly capable of supporting an equal number of domestic cattle. The principal rivers are the Missouri and Yellow Stone, with their numerous branches, including their sources. The largest branch of the Yellow Stone is the Big Horn, which rises in the s. w. part of the ter. The source of the Missouri in this ter. is about 3,100 ms. above its junction with the Mississippi, in about 43° 30' n. lat. Within about ¼ of a mile from this point are found the head waters of the N. branch of Lewis's r., which flows into the Columbia r. The principal elevations E. of the Rocky Mountains are the Black hills, covered with shrubby cedars, which commence in the s. part of the ter., extending n. e. The most interesting feature of this region is the capacity which it affords for a pass and a road across the Rocky Mountains. It appears that all the points of departure are situated in the vicinity of the Black hills, between the 43d and the 45th parallels of latitude; and that among these passes across the mountains, there is one, and probably but one, sufficiently gradual in its ascents and descents, and sufficiently open, to admit of the passage of wheel carriages, and consequently of the ready construction of a convenient and good road. This pass goes through an opening in the Black hills, at about 44° 30' n. lat., and, keeping between these hills and Big Horn Mountain, it crosses the tributaries of the Yellow Stone from the s., and finally the Yellow Stone itself. It then crosses the Missouri, or rather the three forks of that r., a short distance above their junction, from whence it pursues a southwestwardly direction, until arriving at the head waters of Bitter Root r.; thence down the valley of this r., to its junction with the Salmon, or Lewis's r., and thence down the valley of this last r., to its junction with the Columbia. The point of departure abovementioned is about 650 ms. northwestwardly from the Council Bluffs, on the Missouri; and the direction of that r., for 300 ms., is nearly parallel with the route above described, and the Missouri would afford the means of transportation for 300 miles, from the Council Bluffs, on the route. A future day may witness a good road across the Rocky Mountains along this interesting route.

The principal aboriginal tribes of Mandan district are the Pawnees, Riccarees, Crows, Blackfeet Indians, &c. They own horses in abundance, and on them pursue the bison and transport their baggage from place to place; and many of them are very expert horsemen. A greater part of this region is destitute of timber; but as the rivers descend toward the e., trees extensively skirt their borders. The Mandan Indians, who formerly inhabited a part of this territory, were mostly exterminated by the smallpox in 1837; and those who remained have become united with other tribes. To perpetuate their memory, their name has been attached to the district.

Mandarin, p-o., Duvall co., Flor. Situated on the e. side of St. John's r.

Mandeville, v., St. Tammany parish, La. Situated on the n. side of Lake Pontchartrain, and contains a few dwellings.

Mangohick, p-o., King William co., Va.

Manhassett, p-v., N. Hempstead t., Queens co., N. Y., 137 s. by e. Albany, 247 W. Situated at the head of Cow Neck, and contains 3 churches, 1 Dutch Reformed, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Friends, an academy, 1 store, and 10 or 15 dwellings.

Manhattan, p-v., Port Lawrence t, Lucas co., O., 137 n. by w. Columbus, 467 W. Situated at the mouth of Maumee r., at the termination of the Wabash and Erie canal. It has 1 sch. 35 scholars. Pop. 282.

Manhattan, p-v., Putnam co., Ia., 46 w. by s. Indianapolis, 617 W. Situated on the national road, and on the w. side of Eel r.

Manhattanville, v., New York co., N. Y., 8 n. City Hall, New York. Situated on the e. side of Hudson River and contains 1 Episcopal Church, 4 stores, 1 white lead fac, 70 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants. It has a convenient landing and wharf. The New York Lunatic Asylum is situated on elevated ground, half a mile s.

Manheim, pt., Herkimer co., N. Y., 64 w. n. w. Albany, 397 W. The surface is hilly; soil, a fertile clay and calcareous loam. Drained by East Canada cr., which flows into the Mohawk r., which bounds it on the s. It has 7 stores, cap. $16,500; 3 tanneries, 3 grist m., 9 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $164,600. 9 sch. 496 scholars. Pop. 2,095.

Manheim, pt., Lancaster co., Pa., 33 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 123 W. The surface is rolling; soil, calcareous loam and clay. Great Conestoga cr. flows on its e., and Little Conestoga cr. on its s. w. boundary. Moravia cr. crosses its n. e. corner. It has 3 stores, cap. $6,000; 3 flouring m., 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,075. 1 sch. 35 scholars. Pop. 1,829.

Manheim, t., Schuylkill co., Pa. The surface is mountainous; soil, a sterile white gravel. Schuylkill r. runs through its n. e. part, by tributaries of which it is drained. It contains a Lutheran church in its s. w. part. It has 13 stores, cap. $33,500; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 2 tanneries, 1 powder m., 4 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,500. 5 sch. 128 scholars. Pop. 3,441.

Manheim, t., York co., Pa., 16 s. w. York. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Hammer cr., a branch of Codorus cr. It has 5 stores, cap. $5,000; 1 woolen fac, 4 tanneries, 36 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 paper fac, 11 grist m., 12 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $54,372. 4 sch. 71 scholars. Pop. 1,525.

Manheim Centre, p-o., Manheim t., Herkimer co., N. Y., 72 w. n. w. Albany, 394 W.

Manilla, p-o., Rush co., Ia., 42 e. s. e. Indianapolis, 548 W.

Manitoowoc, County, Wis. Situated m the N. E. part of the ter., and contains 468 sq. ms. The soil is heavily timbered and fertile, with some swamps. Drained by Manitoowoc r. and its branches. Capital, Manitoowoc. There were in 1840, neat cattle 81, swine 90; wheat 225 bush, produced, Ind. corn 175, oats 1,750, Potatoes 1,900, sugar 2,900 pounds; 1 flouring m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $20,000. Pop. 235.

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Manitoowoc, p-v., capital of Manitoowoc co., Wis., 178 n. E. Madison, 900 W. Situated on Manitoowoc r., at its junction with Lake Michigan.

Manistee, County, Mich., on the n. e. shore of Lake Michigan. Manistee r. passes through the co., into Lake Michigan. It is unorganized.

Manlius, pt., Onondaga co., N. Y., 10 e. Syracuse, 121 w. by n. Albany, 346 W. The surface is rolling; soil, a fertile clay and sandy loam. Drained by Limestone and Chittenango: creeks. The v. is situated on the Cherry Valley ' turnpike, and contains 5 churches, an academy, 7 stores, 3 cotton fac, 3 grist m., 1 fulling m., 2 saw m., 1 tannery, 1 carriage fac, 1 plaster m., 200 dwellings, and about 1,200 inhabitants. Incorporated in 1813. There are in the t., 22 stores, cap. $98,000; 3 tanneries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 3 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $143,600. 3 acad. 578 students, 24 sch. 1,402 scholars. Pop. 5,509.

Manlius Centre, p-v., Manlius t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 135 w. by n. Albany, 350 W. Situated on the Erie canal, and contains 1 church, 3 6tores, 40 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Manlius, t, Allegan co., Mich. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,500. Pop. 35.

Manlius, p-o., Carroll co., Mo., 118 n. w. Jefferson City, 1,012 W.

Manningham, p-v., Butler co., Ala., 132 s. s. E. Tuscaloosa, 889 W.

Mannings, p-o., Claiborne co., Miss., 406 n. w. New Orleans, 1,325 W.

Mannington, p-o., Susquehanna co., Pa., 185 N. n. w. Harrisburg, 295 W.

Mannington, t., Salem co., N. J., 6 n. e. Salem. The surface is level; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Salem River and Mannington cr. It contains 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist church, and the county poorhouse. It has 1 store, 1 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $4,510. 7 sch. 169 scholars. Pop. 2,064.

Mannington, p-o., Leon co., Flor.

Mannsborough, p-v., Amelia co., Va., 46 s. w. Richmond, 165 W.

Mannsville, p-v., Ellisburg t, Jefferson co., N. Y., 166 n. w. Albany, 396 W. It contains 1 church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 carding and fulling m., 1 tannery, 25 dwellings, and about 150 inhabitants.

Manor, pt., Lancaster co., Pa., 6 s. w. Lancaster, 33 s. e. Harrisburg, 105 W. The surface is roiling or hilly; soil, calcareous loam. The Conestoga r. forms its s. E. boundary, by branches of which it is watered. It has 7 stores, cap. $22,500; 1 woolen fac, 18 distilleries, 10 flouring m., 10 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac.; $57,800. 18 sch. 844 scholars. Pop. 4,152.

Manor Hill, p-o., Huntingdon co., Pa., 83 w. Harrisburg.

Mansfield, t., Lamoille co., Vt, 20 e. by n. Burlington, 20 n. w. Montpelier. Chartered in 1763. The surface is mountainous, containing the highest peaks in the Green mountains, denominated the Chin, 4,279 feet above tidewater, and the Nose, 3,933 feet. There is a little good land along Waterbury and Brown's rivers, by which it is drained; but most of it is incapable of cultivation. It has 2 saw m., 4 sch. 77 scholars. Pop. 223.

Mansfield, pt., Bristol co., Mass., 29 s. s. w. Boston, 421 W. The surface is level; soil, light and thin. Watered by branches of Taunton r. Chartered in 1770. A valuable bed of anthracite coal has been found near the Boston and Providence railroad. It has 5 stores, 1 woolen fac, 3 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $76,300. 8 sch. 345 scholars. Pop. 1,332.

Mansfield, pt., Tolland co., Ct., 24 e, Hartford, 360 W. The surface is uneven; soil, gravelly loam. Watered by Willimantic r. and Natchaug r. and its branches, which afford water power. It is noted for the production of silk, which commenced here in 1793, and has progressed to the present time. A large amount of sewing silk is exported. It has 5 stores, cap. $6,100; 1 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac 1,000 sp., 3 tanneries, 1 pottery, 4 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $66,133. 17 sch. 613 scholars. Pop. 2,276.

Mansfield, pt., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 5 w. Ellicottville, 300 w. by s. Albany, 342 W. The surface is undulating; soil, gravelly loam, adapted to grass and grain. Drained by Cattaraugus cr., and tributaries of Alleghany r. It has 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac $1,600. 6 sch. 252 scholars. Pop. 942.

Mansfield, pt., Warren co., N. J., 48 n. n. w. Trenton, 207 W. The surface is mountainous; soil, calcareous loam, and fertile. Drained by Musconetcong and Pohatcong creeks. It contains a chalybeate spring, and iron ore is found. The Morris canal winds through the t., between its hills. It has 8 stores, cap. $33,400; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac $66,950. 12 sch. 1,027 scholars. Pop. 3,057.

Mansfield, t., Burlington co., N. J., 7 N. Mount Holly. The surface is level; soil, sand, loam, and clay, well cultivated and productive. Drained by Black's, Craft's, and Assiscunk creeks, which flow into Delaware r. Along the r. is a clay, which makes excellent fire bricks. It contains several villages. It has 5 stores, cap. $13,100; 1 fulling m., 2 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $122,500. 1 acad., 12 sch. 144 scholars. Pop. 2,401.

Mansfield, p-o., Tioga co., Pa., 143 n. by w. Harrisburg, 253 W.

Mansfield, p-v., and capital of Richland co., O., 63 n. n. e. Columbus, 378 W. It is pleasantly situated on elevated ground, and contains a court house, jail, a market house, 6 churches, 17 stores, 2 printing offices, 300 dwellings, and 1,328 inhabitants.

Mansfield, p-o., Louisa co., Va., 61 n. w. Richmond, 104 W.

Mansfield Centre, p-o., Mansfield t., Tolland co., Ct., 29 e. Hartford, 363 W.

Mansker's Creek, p-o., Davidson co., Tenn., 13 Nashville, 692 W.

Mansura, Avoyelles parish, La., 249 n. w. N. Orleans, 1,206 W.

Mantua, pt., Portage co., O., 150 n. e. Columbus, 327 W. Watered by Cuyahoga r. and its branches. It is a good agricultural t., and is distinguished for its fine orchards. It contains a church and an academy, 10 sch. 463 scholars. Pop. 1,187.

Mantua, p-v., McMinn co., Tenn., 164 e. s. e. Nashville, 564 W.

Manwaring's, p-o., Shelby co., Ia., 23 s. e. Indianapolis, 573 W.

Maple, pt., Ionia co., Mich., 129 w. n. w. Detroit, 623 W. It has a good soil, adapted to grain.

Maple Grove, p-o., Butternutts t., Otsego co., N. Y., 90 w. Albany, 340 W.

Maplesville. p-v., Bibb co., Ala., 62 s. e, Tuscaloosa, 809 W.

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Mapleton, p-v., Abbeville dist., S. C, 110 w. Columbia, 558 W.

Mapleton, p-v., Stark co., O., 132 n. e. Columbus, 308 W.

Maquon, p-o., Knox co., Ill., 89 n. n. w. Springfield, 819 W.

Maramec, r., Mo., rises in Crawford and Washington counties, and flowing n. e. through Franklin co., it curves to the e. and s. e., and enters the Mississippi r. 20 ms. below St. Louis.

Maramec Iron Works, p-o., Crawford co., Mo., 63 s. w. by w. Jefferson City, 935 W. It is situated at the "Big Spring" of Maramec r. The spring issues 30,000 cubic feet of water per minute; and there is now erected at this spring a saw m., a grist m., with 2 run of stone, a blast furnace and 3 forges, capable of manufacturing 1,000 tons of bar iron per year. This spring has been called the head of the river, but there are two small branches coming in on each side of it, called the Water Fork and the Dry Fork.

Marathon, pt., Cortland co., N. Y., 141 w. Albany, 318 W. The surface is undulating; soil, sandy loam. Drained by Toughnioga r. and its tributaries. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,300; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,350. 7 sch. 359 scholars. Pop. 1,063.

Marathon, t., Lapeer co., Mich. It has 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,000. Pop. 92.

Marblehead, pt., and port of entry, Essex co., Mass., 18 n. e. Boston, 458 W. Situated on a rocky point, projecting 3 or 4 ms. into 3Iassachusetts bay. It has a good harbor, ease of access, and is inhabited chiefly by fishermen. It has about 100 vessels employed in the fisheries, coasting and foreign trade. It contains 5 churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Unitarian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, and 1 Baptist, 2 banks, with an aggregate capital of $220,000; 2 insurance companies, with a capital of $100,000. The t. has 29 stores, cap. $46,600. Cap. in manufac. $73,850. 2 acad. 126 students, 20 sch. 886 scholars. Pop. 5,575. Tonnage of the dist., 12,478.

Marble Hill, p-o., Prince Edmond co., Va., 85 w. s. w. Richmond, 175 W.

Marble, t., Hot Springs co., Ark. It has 1 store, cap. $500; 1 grist m., 1 sch. 18 scholars. Pop. 167.

Marbletown, pt., Ulster co., N. Y., 7 s. w. Kingston, 64 s. s. w. Albany, 318 W. The surface is hilly; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Esopus and Rondout creeks, which afford water power. Shawangunk Mountain lies on its s. border. The Delaware and Hudson canal passes through it. It has 15 stores, cap. $23,400; 7 lumber yards, cap. $3,200; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 7 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 6 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $33,460. 13 sch. 687 scholars. Pop. 3,813.

Marburyville, p-v., St. Tammany par., La., 70 n. n. w. New Orleans, 1,172 W.

Marcellus, pt., Onondaga co., N. Y., 141 w. by s. Albany, 343 W. The surface is hilly; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Nine Mile cr. The v. is situated on Nine Mile cr., and contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist, 5 stores, 1 woolen fac, 2 paper m., 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 100 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitants. There are in the t., 7 stores, cap. $34,200; 4 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 5 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 2 paper fac, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $118,570. 12 sch. 571 scholars. Pop. 2,726.

Marcellus Falls, p-v., Marcellus t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 143 w. by s. Albany, 345 W. Situated on Nine Mile cr., 1 mile below the v. of Marcellus. It contains 1 store, 1 woolen fac, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 clock fac, and 25 or 30 dwellings.

Marcus, p-o., Robertson co., Term., 45 n. w. Nashville, 719 W.

Marcus Hook, p-v.. Lower Chichester t., Delaware co., Pa., 20 s. Philadelphia, 94 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 119 W. Situated on the Delaware r., and contains 1 Baptist and 1 Episcopal church, 3 stores, and about 35 dwellings.

Marcy, pt., Oneida co., N. Y., 6 n. Utica. 98 w. n. w. Albany, 394 W. The surface is hilly; soil, clay and sandy loam. Drained by Nine Mile cr., flowing into the Mohawk River, which bounds it on the s. It has 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $23,950. 9 sch. 674 scholars. Pop. 1,799.

Mardisville, p-v., Talladega co., Ala., 1 11 e. Tuscaloosa, 762 W. Situated on the s. side of Talladega cr. It contains a U. S. land office, several stores and dwellings.

Marengo, county, Ala. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 975 sq. ms. Tombigbee r. runs on its w. border, and Black Warrior on its n. w. border. The soil is sterile, covered with pine. Capital, Linden. There were in 1840, neat cattle 15,126, sheep 2,175, swine 36,819; wheat 2,785 bush, produced, rye 1.021, Ind. corn 649,734, oats 22,933, Potatoes 36.906, rice 3,815 pounds, tobacco 1,146, cotton 6,353,028; 34 stores, cap. $139,540; 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 18 grist m., 7 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $28,525. 3 acad. 131 students, 9 sch. 201 scholars. Pop. whites 5,350, slaves 11,902, free col'd 12; total, 17,264.

Marengo, p-o., Galen t., Wayne co., N. Y., 179 w. by n. Albany, 355 W.

Marengo, pt., Calhoun co., Mich., 100 w by s. Detroit, 572 W. It has a fertile soil, adapted to grain. It contains 1 store, cap. $3,000; 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $38,500. 10 sch. 307 scholars. Pop. 872.

Marengo, p-v., McHenry co., Ill., 226 n. n. e. Springfield, 778 W. Situated on the s. side of the Kishawaukee r.

Margallaway, r., N. H., rises in the Highlands which separate Maine from Canada, and after a short course enters Maine; and from thence, after flowing a distance of about 40 ms., returns into N. H., and enters the Androscoggin r. a few miles below Umbagog lake.

Margaretta, pt., Erie co., O., 100 n. w. by n. Columbus, 414 W. It has 4 stores, cap. $25,000; 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $51,800. 1 sch. 30 scholars. Pop. 1,101.

Margaretta, p-o., Clark co., Ill., 112 e. s. e. Springfield, 672 W.

Margaretta Furnace, p-o., York co., Pa., 36 s. e. Harrisburg, 104 W.

Margarettsville, p-v., Northampton co., N. C, 150 n. e. by e. Raleigh, 219 W. Situated on the Portsmouth and Roanoke railroad.

Marge Grove, p-o., Wayne co., Ill., 140 s. e. Springfield, 752 W.

Maria Creek, p-o., Knox co., Ia., Ill s. w. Indianapolis, 678 W.

Marianna, p-v., capital of Jackson co., Flor., 77 w. n. w. Tallahassee, 927 W. Situated on the w. side of Chipola r. It contains a court house and several stores and dwellings.

Mariaville, pt., Hancock co., Me., 103 n. e. Augusta, 685 W. Watered by Union r. and its branches, which afford extensive water power. Incorporated in 1836. It has 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $500. 2 sch. 86 scholars. Pop. 275.

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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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