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Mars' Bluff, p-o., Marion dist., S. C, 122 e. Columbia, 466 W.

Marseilles, p-v., Noble co., Ia., 164 N. N. E. Indianapolis, 576 W.

Marseilles, p-v., La Salle co., HI., 141 n. n. e. Springfield, 776 W. Situated on the N. side of Illinois r., at the Grand Rapids, which afford an immense water power. It has several mills, and produces extensively lumber and flour. The Wabash and Erie Canal passes through it.

Marsh, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 61 e. by s. Harrisburg, 139 W.

Marshall, County, Va. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 350 sq. ms. The surface is hilly; soil, fertile, adapted to grain and grazing. Drained by Grave cr. and other small streams that flow into the Ohio r., which runs on its w. border. It contains many remains of ancient fortifications. Capital, Elizabethtown. There were in 1340, neat cattle 4,640, sheep 7,173, swine 9,091; wheat 82,829 bushels produced, rye 2,036, Indian corn 145,822, buckwheat 3,590, oats 103,195, Potatoes 29,672, sugar 3,820 pounds; 6 stores, cap. $19,450; 2 tanneries, 16 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $12,635. 3 sch. 70 scholars. Pop. whites 6,854, slaves 46, free col'd 37; total, 6,937.

Marshall, County, Tenn. Situated s. of the center of the state, and contains 200 square miles. Drained by Duck r. and its branches. Surface, undulating; soil, fertile. Capital, Lewisburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,263, sheep 16,604, swine 67,739; wheat 89,923 bush, prod., rye 3,405, Ind. corn 1,019,863, oats 121,561, Potatoes 16,071, tobacco 119,165 lbs., cotton 489,831; 17 stores, cap. $61,487; 9 tanneries, 28 distilleries. Cap. in manufac. $24,237. 21 sch. 743 scholars. Pop. whites 11,468, slaves 3,075, free col'd 12; total, 14,555.

Marshall, County, Ala. Situated toward the n. e. part of the state, and contains 600 sq. miles. Tennessee r. passes through it on the n., by small blanches of which it is drained. Capital, Warrenton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,417, sheep 2,403, swine 26,329; wheat 8,996 bushels produced, Indian corn 382,680, oats 23,344, Potatoes 16,058, tobacco 17,918 pounds, cotton 4,335,967; 13 stores, cap. $66,600; 5 tanneries, 15 distilleries, 13 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,660. 16 sch. 436 scholars. Pop. whites 6,688, slaves 841, free col'd 24; total, 7,553.

Marshall, County, Miss. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 800 square miles. Drained by head branches of Tallahatchee and Coldwater rivers. Surface, undulating; soil, fertile. Capital, Holly Springs. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,621, sheep 6,044, swine 51,276; wheat 19,113 bushels produced, Indian corn 733,511, oats 32,540, Potatoes 50,559, tobacco 9,336 pounds, cotton 1,064,425; 26 stores, cap. $161,000; 4 tanneries, 2 flouring m., 19 grist m., 18 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $76,480. 9 acad. 292 students, 26 sch. 583 scholars. Pop. whites 9,253, slaves 9,258, free col'd 8; total, 17.526.

Marshall, County, la. Situated toward the N. part of the state, and contains 440 sq. miles. Drained by Yellow and Tippecanoe rivers. Capital, Plymouth. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,137, sheep 822, swine 5.378; wheat 5,510 bushels produced, Ind. corn 37,570, oats 16,198, Potatoes 13,810, sugar 13,655 pounds; 2 stores, cap. $1,900. 3 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 1,651.

Marshall, County, Ill. Situated a little n. of the center of the state, and contains 334 sq. ms. Watered by Illinois r. Capital, Lacon. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,422, sheep 1,865, swine 6,495; wheat 31,889 bushels produced, Indian corn 90,620, oats 21,405, Potatoes 11,990; 8 stores, cap. $25,000; 1 flouring m., 3 grist m. 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $18,300. 1 acad. 50 students, 3 sch. 100 scholars. Pop. 1,819.

Marshall, pt., Oneida co., N. Y., 12 s. w Utica, 93 w. n. w. Albany, 379 W. The surface is rolling; soil, a fertile sandy loam, well cultivated. Drained by Oriskany cr. The Chenango canal passes through it. It has 3 stores, cap. $7,500; 3 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 furnace, 1 forge, 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 5 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $86,250. 16 sch. 749 scholars. Pop. 2,251.

Marshall, pt., capital of Calhoun co., Mich 105 w. Detroit, 570 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. The v. is pleasantly situated, on Kalamazoo r., at the confluence of Rice ct. It contains a court house, jail, bank, 3 churches, 14 stores, 3 flouring m., and 1 furnace, and is one of the most flourishing villages in the state. It is the seat of Marshall College, recently founded, which has a president and 1 professor, 62 students, and 3,700 vols, in it libraries. First settled in 1831. There are in the t., 14 stores, cap. $83,900; 2 lumber yards, cap. $1,300; 1 furnace, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly and 1 periodical newspapers, 3 flouring m., 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $32,900. 1 acad. 68 students, 8 sen. 238 scholars. Pop. 1,763.

Marshall, p-v., capital of Clark co., Ill., 123 E. s. E. Springfield, 661 W. It is pleasantly situated on the national road, and contains a court house and several dwellings.

Marshall, p-v., capital of Saline co., Mo., 87 N. w. Jefferson City, 1,001 W. It contains a court house, 1 church, 4 stores, and 150 inhabitants.

Marshall, p-v., Marshall co., Ala., 131 n. e. Tuscaloosa, 703 W.

Marshall's Ferry, p-o., Granger co., Tenn., 232 e. Nashville, 456 W.

Marshallsville, p-v., Baughman t., Wayne co., O., 107 n. e. Columbus, 342 W.

Marshallsville, p-v., Macon co., Ga., 70 8. w. Milledgeville, 726 W.

Marshallton, p-v., Chester co., Pa., 73 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 122 W.

Marshfield, pt., Washington co., Vt., 15 n. e. Montpelier, 528 W. The surface is uneven; soil, adapted to grazing. Watered by Onion r. There are in the t. 1 store, cap. $2,700; 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,100. 12 sch. 324 scholars. Pop. 1,156.

Marshfield, pt., Plymouth co., Mass., 31 s. e Boston, 453 W. It is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, with a tolerable harbor, and some navigation. Drained by North and South River. Incorporated in 1640. It contains 6 churches, 3 Congregational, 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, and Methodist. It has some manufactures and ship building. It contains 6 stores, capital $5,900; furnace, 6 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac $39,300. 8 sch. 450 scholars. Pop. 1,761.

Marshy Hope Bridge, p-o., Kent co., Del., 3 Dover, 121 W.

Marshpee, t., Barnstable co., Mass., 12 8. t Barnstable, 65 s. E. Boston. This is an ancient Indian settlement, which is still inhabited chiefly by their descendants, of a mixed blood. It contains 10,500 acres, or about 16 sq. ms. The land is secured to the Indians in perpetuity, and, excepting so much as each can cultivate, is held by them in common. They have a church; in which has been a succession of preachers, sometime Indians, from the earliest times. It has the Atlantic on the s., from which several inlets set up. The inhabitants are agriculturists or fishermen, and are a quiet and orderly people. It has 2 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 309.

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Mars Hill, Me., lying nearly on the E. boundary of the United States, is an isolated mountain with 2 peaks, one 1,506 feet, and the other 1,363 feet, above the waters of St. John's r. It has derived its importance from the fact that the British commissioners fixed on it as the commencement of the highlands described in the treaty of 1783, though far s. of the true highlands, and much s. of the boundary as recently settled.

Marston's Mills, p-o., Barnstable co., Mass., 70 s. e. Boston, 47 W.

Martha Furnace, p-o., Centre co., Pa., 101 N. w. Harrisburg, 193 W.

Martha's Mills, p-o., Fleming co., Ky., 90 e. Frankfort, 493 W.

Marthasville, p-v., Warren co., Mo., 73 E. by x. Jefferson City, 873 W.

Martha's Vineyard, Island, Mass., lies off the s. shore of Mass., s. of Falmouth, and w. n. w. of Nantucket Island. It is 21 ms. long, and from 2 to 5 ms. broad, and contains 3 towns, Edgartown, Tisbury, and Chilmark; and with several small islands in the vicinity, constitutes Dukes co., which contains 120 sq. miles. The capital is Edgartown. The soil is poor, and some cattle and sheep are raised; but the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the fisheries. There is a lighthouse at Gay Head, in Chilmark. In the wars with Great Britain the inhabitants have been chiefly without protection. An Indian church was formed here in 1666. Their government was at first independent of the other provinces in 1664 it was united to New York, and in 1692 to Massachusetts.

Martha's Vineyard, p-o., Chatham co., N. C, 3 w. Nashville, 326 W.

Marticville, p-v., Martic t, Lancaster co., a., 48 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 122 W. It contains 10 or 12 dwellings.

Martic, t., Lancaster co., Pa., 10 s. Lancaster, he surface is hilly; soil, calcareous loam, rained by Beaver, Muddy, and Pecquea crs., which afford water power. McCreary's ferry, below the mouth of Pecquea cr., crosses the Susquehanna r., which bounds it on the s. w. It has 5 stores, cap. $11,600; 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 6 flouring m , 6 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac $16,500. 9 sch. 320 scholars. Pop. 2,453.

Martin, County, N. C. Situated toward the part of the state, and contains 481 sq. miles. The surface is level, and in part marshy. Roane r. runs on its n. e. boundary. Capital, Williamston. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,333, sheep 4,262, swine 17,704; wheat 5,158 bush, proved, Indian corn 251,463, oats 7,475, Potatoes 39,639, rice 37,457 pounds, cotton 291,686; 7 stores, cap. $33,500; 12 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. manufac. $16,950. 6 sch. 130 scholars. Pop. Whites 4,438, slaves 2,816, free col'd 383; total, 7,637.

Martin, County, la. Situated toward the s. w. part of the state, and contains 300 sq. miles. Lined by the e. fork of White r., the branches of which afford water power. East of White r. the surface is broken and hilly; and w. of it level, or gently undulating. Capital, Mount Pleasant. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,159, sheep 4,261, swine 11,046; wheat 9,884 bushels produced, Ind. corn 87,032, oats 19,164, Potatoes 7,433, sugar 15,287 pounds; 6 stores, cap. $19,900; 3 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 9 grist m., 10 saw m. Capital in manufac. $23,265. 3 sch. 96 scholars. Pop. 3,875.

Martin, t., Pope co., Ark. Pop. 120. 49

Martin, t., Allegan co., Mich. It has 1 saw m., cap. $3,000; 3 sch. 46 scholars. Pop. 116.

Martindale, p-o., Mecklenburg co., N. C, 164 w. s. w. Raleigh, 403 W.

Martins, p-o., Philips co., Ark., 132 e. Little Rock, 1,001 W.

Martinsburg, pt., and capital of Lewis co., N. Y., 134 n. w. Albany, 433 W. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Martin's cr., which flows into Black r. The v., situated on the post road from Utica to Ogdensburg, contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, a banking house, a female academy, 6 stores, 1 flouring m., 2 saw m., 1 woolen fac, 100 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitants. Lead is found here. There are in the t. 7 stores, cap. $15,700; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 2 grist, m., 9 saw m. Capital in manufac. $12,015. 17 sch. 733 scholars. Pop. 2,272.

Martinsburg, p-v., Woodberry t., Bedford co., Pa., 1 12 w. Harrisburg, 145 W. Situated on the head waters of Frankstown branch of Juniata r. It contains 3 stores, and 50 or 60 dwellings.

Martinsburg, p-v., capital of Berkley co., Va., 21 n. w. Harper's Ferry, 169 n. by w. Richmond, 77 W. It contains a court house, jail, county offices, 2 academies, an almshouse, 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Lutheran, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Roman Catholic, 12 stores, cap. $67,500; 1 furnace, 3 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 2 grist m., 1 printing office, issuing a weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $55,695. It has about 1,700 inhabitants.

Martinsburg, p-v., Monroe co., Ky., 149 s. s. w. Frankfort, 638 W. Situated in the s. e. corner of the county.

Martinsburg, p-v., Clay t., Knox co., O., 57 n. n. e. Columbus, 366 W. It contains 2 churches, 7 stores, 2 high schools, 1 for males and 1 for females, 75 dwellings, and about 450 inhabitants.

Martinsburg, p-v., Washington co., Ia., 13 s. e. Salem, 105 s. Indianapolis, 616 W. It contains about 125 inhabitants.

Martin's Creek, p-o., Northampton co., Pa., 114 n. e. Harrisburg, 207 W. The creek rises at the foot of Blue Mountain, and running s. w., enters Delaware r. 26 ms. above Easton. It is not navigable, but affords good water power.

Martin's Creek, p-o., Carroll co., Tenn.

Martin's Creek, p-o., Pickens dist., S. C, 154 w. n. w. Columbia, 560 W.

Martin's Ferry, p-o., Belmont co., O., 127 e. by n. Columbus, 267 W.

Martin's Hill, p-o., Catlin t., Chemung co., N. Y., 207 w. by s. Albany, 291 W.

Martin's Stand, p-o., Blount co., Ala., 114 n. n. e. Tuscaloosa, 731 W.

Martinstown, p-v., Eagle t., Hancock co., O., 89 n. n. w. Columbus, 460 W.

Martin's Store, p-o., Macon co., Ga. Martinsville, p-v., Somerset co., N. J., 35 n. by E. Trenton, 206 W.

Martinsville, p-v., capital of Henry co., Va., 194 s. w. Richmond, 269 W. Situated on Smith's r., a branch of Dan r. It contains a court house, jail, 2 stores, 1 tannery, and about 100 inhabitants.

Martinsville, p-v., Northampton co., N. C, 150 n. e. Raleigh, 219 W.

Martinsville, p-v., Warren co., Ky., 152 s. w. by w. Frankfort, 676 W.

Martinsville, p-v., Clinton co., O., 82 s. s. w. Columbus, 455 W. It contains 6 stores, 1 steam mill, 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.

Martinsville, p-v., capital of Morgan co., Ia., 23 s. w. Indianapolis, 599 W. Situated half a mile e. of the e. branch of While r., on a beautiful plain. It contains a court house, jail, 3 stores, and about 125 inhabitants.

Martinsville, p-v., Clarke co., Ill., 127 e. s. e. Springfield, 673 W. Situated on the national road, on the e. side of the n. fork of Embarrass River.

Martville, p-v., Sterling t., Cayuga co., N. Y., 175 w. Albany, 358 W. Situated on Sodus cr., and contains 1 store, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m. 1 distillery, 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.

Marvin's Mill, p-o., Hancock co., O. river.

Mary Ann, t., Licking co., O. Pop. 866.

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Maryland Line, p-o., Baltimore co., Md., 62 n. Annapolis, 72 W. '

Marysville, p-v., Union co., O., 41 n. w. Columbus, 431 W. Situated on the w. side of Mill cr., a branch of Little Scioto r. It contains a court house of brick, a jail, 3 stores, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Marysville, p-v., Campbell co., Va., 137 s. w. by w. Richmond, 218 W. Situated on the n. side of Stanton r.

Marysville, p-v., capital of Blount co., Tenn., 18 s. s. w. Knoxville, 183 e. s. e. Nashville, 523 W. Situated on a branch of Pistol cr., flowing into Little r., a branch of Holston r., and contains a court house, a church, and about 500 inhabitants. It is the seat of the South Western Theological Seminary, under the direction of the Presbyterians, founded in 1821 has 2 professors, 24 students, 90 have completed their education, and 6,000 vols, in its libraries.

Marysville, p-v., Lawrence co., Ia., 63 s. s. w. Indianapolis, 630 W.

Mascoutah, p-v., St. Clair co., Ill., 110 s. Springfield, 819 W.

Mashulaville, p-v., Noxubee co., Miss., 113 n. e. Jackson, 897 W . Situated a little w. of the w. fork of Tombigbee r.

Maskegon, r., Mich., rises in several lakes in Mikenauk co., and after a course of 175 miles enters Lake Michigan 14 ms. n. of the entrance of Grand r.

Maskegon, pt., Ottowa co., Mich., 227 w. n. w. Detroit, 708 W. The v. is situated on the south of an expansion of the r. called Maskegon. It contains 1 store and a few dwellings. There are in the t. 6 saw m., with a cap. of $40,500.

Mason, County, Va. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 875 sq. ms. Ohio r. bounds it on the n. and w. Watered by Great Kanawha r. and its tributaries, and small creeks lowing into Ohio r. The surface is broken; oil, generally fertile. Salt is found near Kanawha r. Capital, Point Pleasant. There were a 1840, neat cattle 7,889, sheep 9,292, swine 7,169; wheat 69,503 bush, produced, rye 1,914, Ind. corn 298,720, Potatoes 20,316, tobacco 9,478 pounds, sugar 27,108; 11 stores, cap. $33,500; 4 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,050. 11 sch. 241 scholars. Pop. whites 5,923, slaves 808, free col'd 46; total 6,777.

Mason, County, Ky. Situated toward the n. part of the state, and contains 260 sq. ms. The Ohio r. bounds it on the n. Drained by forth Lick, a branch of Licking r. Capital, Washington. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,315, sheep 21,340, swine 29,554; wheat 220,738 bush. produced, rye 24,250, Ind. corn 666,526, oats 91,804, Potatoes 20,630; hemp and flax 1,065 tons; tobacco 1,122,749 pounds; 11 commission houses, cap. $113,900; 63 stores, cap. $416,100; 2 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 1,100 sp., 8 tanneries, 6 distilleries, 1 brewery, 3 potteries, 4 rope fac, 18 flouring m., 19 grist m., 4 saw m., 2 printing offices, 3 weekly and 1 semiweekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $210,915. 1 acad. 70 students, 36 sch. 1,006 scholars. Pop. whites 11,138, slaves 4,309, free col'd 272; total, 15,719.

Mason, pt., Hillsboro' co., N. H., 44 s. s. w. Concord, 450 W. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile, particularly in the w. part. Drained by Souhegan r. and branches of Nashua r. Chartered in 1768, first settled in 1751. It has 3 stores, cap. $1,400; 1 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 2,048 sp., 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $29,700. 10 sch. 357 scholars. Pop. 1,275.

Mason, p-o., Warren co., O., 93 s. w. Columbus, 477 W.

Mason, t., Lawrence co., O. Symmes' cr. runs near its w. border and once enters the t. It has 6 sch. 86 scholars. Pop. 635.

Mason, t., Cass co., Mich. The soil is fertile, well adapted to grain. It has 1 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 318.

Mason, t, Ingham co., Mich. It has 2 sch. 40, scholars. Pop. 273.;

Mason, p-v., Clinton co., Mo.

Mason, t., Marion co., Mo. It has 4 sch. 155 scholars. Pop. 1,953.

Mason Centre, p-v., Ingham co., Mich., 85 w. by n. Detroit, 571 W. Situated on Sycamore cr., and contains 1 store, 1 saw m., and several dwellings.

Mason Hall, p-o., Orange co., N. C, 49 n. w. Raleigh, 283 W.

Mason Hall, p-o., Obion co., Tenn., 153 w. Nashville, 835 W.

Mason Grove, p-o., Madison co., Tenn., 149 s. w. Nashville, 834 W.

Masontown, p-o., Fayette co., Pa., 190 s. w Harrisburg, 198 W.

Mason Village, p-v., Mason t., Hillsboro' co., N. H., 44 s. s. w. Concord, 450 W.

Masonville, pt., Delaware co., N. Y., Ill s. w. Albany, 313 W. The surface is hilly and mountainous, with a large growth of pine and other timber. Drained by small branches of Susquehanna and Delaware rivers. The v. contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 3 stores, 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 2 stores, cap. $3,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 15 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,050. 11 sch. 455 scholars. Pop. 1,420.

Masonville, p-v., Lauderdale co., Ala., 145 n. Tuscaloosa, 770 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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