Massanutten, VA to Mechanic, OH
Massanutten, p-o., Page co., Va., 138 n.
w. Richmond, 106 W. Near it is a beautiful sheet of water on
Massanutten Mountain, which has an unbroken fall of near 50
feet, below which the water flows in a deep chasm of limestone
rock, with banks nearly perpendicular. The fall presents a
Massenna, pt., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 247 N. N. w. Albany, 524
W. The surface is slightly rolling; soil, rich loam. Watered by
Racket and Grass rivers, affording water power, which flow into
the St. Lawrence r. that bounds it on the n. It contains a
sulphur spring of some celebrity. The v. contains 1 Baptist
church, 4 stores, 2 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 clothier's works, 2
tanneries, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. There are in
the t., 9 stores, cap. $62,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 2 grist
m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,300. 17 sch. 740 scholars.
Masserne, Mountains, sometimes called the Ozark mountains,
commence near the junction of the Missouri and Mississippi
rivers, in Mo., and run in a s. w. direction through the states
of Missouri and Arkansas, into Texas. This chain is crossed by
the Arkansas and Red rivers. Its highest peak is called Mount
Cerne, from which it has derived its name.
Massie's Creek, p-o., Greene co., O., 57 w. s. w. Columbus, 450
W. The cr. is a considerable mill stream, which rises in Madison
co., and falls into Little Miami r., 4 ms. above Xenia. It has a
series of falls for several miles, passing through a chasm 20 or
30 feet wide and 60 feet deep, which presents a highly romantic
Massillon, p-v., Perry t., Stark co., O., 116 n. e. Columbus,
321 W. Situated on the Ohio canal. Laid out in 1826. It contains
1 Baptist and 1 Episcopal Church, 1 bank, 22 stores, 15
warehouses, a great variety of mechanics, 1 flouring m., 1
woolen fac. 2 tanneries, 1 printing office, 250 dwellings, and
about 2,000 inhabitants. The exports are estimated at over
$750,000; and the imports are still greater. Bituminous coal is
found in the vicinity.
Matamora, p-o., Hardiman co., Tenn., 173 s. w. Nashville, 849 W.
Matchapungo, Inlet, Northampton co., Va., enters a gulf called
Broad Water, from the Atlantic, between Prout's and Hog islands.
Mathews, County, Va. Situated in the s. e. part
of the state on Chesapeake Bay, and contains 68 sq. ms. It
consists of a peninsula between Piankatanck and Mobjack bays.
Capital, Mathews C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,181,
sheep 2,366, swine 9,214; wheat 8,875 bush, produced, Ind. corn
171,290, oats 54,100, Potatoes 17,070, cotton 24,590; 20 stores,
cap. $33,900; 2 tanneries, 15 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $30,700.
2 acad. 92 students, 12 sch. 257 scholars. Pop. whites 3,969,
slaves 3,309, free col'd 174; total, 7,442.
Mathews, C. H., p-v., capital of Mathews co., Va., 102 e. by s.
Richmond, 187 W.
Mathews Prairie, p-o., Scott co., Mo., 240 s e. Jefferson City,
Mathewsville, p-v., Pocahontas co., Va., 194 w. N. w. Richmond,
Matinic, isl., Lincoln co., Me. 1 sch. Pop. 19,
Matinicus Rock, Lincoln co., Mc. 1 sch. Pop. 10.
Matildaville, p-o., Parishville t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y.
Mattapony, r., Va., rises in Spottsylvania co. and is formed by
the junction of Mat, Ta, Po and Ny rivers. At the s. e. point of
King William co., it unites with Pamunky r. to form York r.
Mattamiscontis, t., Penobscot co., Me. has 1 sch. 23 scholars.
Mattapoisett, p-v., Rochester t, Plymouth co., Mass., 60 Boston,
441 W. Situated on a: inlet from Buzzard's bay, and contains 3
churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Baptist, 1 Universalist, several
stores, and 100 dwellings. The inhabitants are extensively
engaged in the whale fishery.
Mattawamkeag, p-o., Penobscot co., Me., 130 n. e. Augusta, 725
Matteawan, v., Fishkill t., Dutchess co., N. Y. Situated on
Fishkill cr., H ms. from the landing on Hudson r. It contains
the "Highland Gymnasium," a boarding school for boys, 2
churches, 6 stores, 2 extensive beverteens, moleskin, and
fustian fac, employing 600 persons, 1 iron foundry and machine
shop, employing 400 persons, 1 machine card fac, 1 flouring m.,
200 dwellings, and about 1,800 inhabitants. The cr. has here a
fall of 40 feet, affording extensive water power, during the
Matthew's Store, p-o., Anne Arundel co., Md.
Mattituck, p-v., Southold t, Suffolk co., N. Y., 233 s. s. e.
Albany, 313 W. It contains a church, and 20 or 25 scattered
Matteson, t., Branch co., Mich. It has 1 sch. 15 scholars. Pop.
Mauch Chunk, pt., Northampton co., Pa., 92 n. e. by e.
Harrisburg, 200 W. The t. belongs chiefly to the Lehigh
navigation and coal company. The surface is mountainous; soil,
gravel. Drained by Beaver, Mauch Chunk, Nesquihoning and Kettle
creeks, and Room run. t contains several villages, connected
with the coal business. Mauch Chunk v. is situated on the w.
bank of Lehigh r., in a deep and romantic ravine, between rocky
mountains, which rise in some parts precipitously, 800 or 1,000
feet above the stream. It contains 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1
Episcopal. 1 Dutch Reformed, 1 Methodist, and 1 Roman Catholic,
7 stores, 300 dwellings, and about 1,800 inhabitants. About
1,200 of the inhabitants are employed in mining and shipping
coal, and there is little agricultural cultivation in the
neighborhood, the provisions being brought from an average
distance of 20 miles. An inclined plane, 700 feet long, rising
200 feet, and a railway, 9 ms. long, extends to the great coal
mine. About 30 acres have been worked on this single vein, and
have produced more than 1,200,000 tons. Here is a village called
Coalville, of 40 dwellings, occupied by miners, below Mauch
Chunk the coal is conveyed by the Lehigh canal. The t. has 7
stores, cap. $41,000; 3 lumber yards, cap. $7,000; 1 printing
office, 1 weekly newspaper, 1 grist m., 4 saw m. ap. in manufac.
$23,000. 6 sch. 365 scholars, pop. 2,193.
Mauchport, p-v., Harrison co., Ia., 141 s. Indianapolis, 635 W.
Maulding's Mills, p-o., Wayne co., Ill., 147 e. Springfield, 766
Maumee, r., O., rises in the n. e. part of Indiana, and flowing
n. e., enters Lake Erie, rough Maumee bay. It is formed by the
junction of Little St. Joseph's, St. Mary's, and Great d Little
Auglaize rivers, is about 100 ms. long, and for 50 ms. from its
mouth, 70 rods wide. It navigable for schooners and steamboats,
18 to Perrysburg. In the spring and fall, it is boatable 18 ms.
above Perrysburg to Fort Wayne, furnishes extensive water power.
The Wash and Erie Canal is constructed along its banks. The
country on its borders is very productive.
Maumee City, p-v., Lucas co., O., 124 n. n. Columbus, 455 W.
Situated on the w. side Maumee r., at the foot of the rapids, at
the ad of navigation from the Lake, for small craft, side cut
here connects the canal with the r. contains several stores and
warehouses, and a considerable number of dwellings. Pop. 840. It
is designed to remove obstructions in the r., so to open a
steamboat navigation to this place. It is laid out on an
extensive scale, and promises to be a place of importance.
Maurice, r., Gloucester co., N. J., rises in Deptford t., and
Franklin t, and flows into Delaware Bay. It is navigable for 20
ms. for vessels of 80 or 100 tons. It has fine embanked meadows
on its borders, and excellent oysters are taken at its mouth. In
its upper part it affords water power.
Maurice River, t., Cumberland co., N. J., 20 s. E. Bridgeton.
The surface is level; soil, sandy, excepting on the streams,
where loam and day are found. Drained by Tuckahoe and Tarkill
creeks, tributaries of Maurice r., which bounds it on the w.
Delaware bay bounds it on the s. It has several villages on
Maurice r. There are in the t. 6 stores, cap. $20,750; 2 glass
houses, 7 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $48,060. 8 sch.
280 scholars. Pop. 2,143.
Mauricetown, p-v., Downe t, Cumberland co., N. J., 75 s. by w.
Trenton, 187 W. It is situated on the w. side of Maurice r., 10
or 12 ms. from its mouth, and contains 1 Methodist church, an
academy, a store, and 20 dwellings, many of them neatly built of
Maury, County, Tenn. Situated a little s. w. of
the center of the state, and contains 570 sq. ms. Drained by
Duck r. and numerous tributaries. Capital, Columbia. There were
in 1840, neat cattle 22,614, sheep 27,291, swine 105,175; wheat
131,027 bush, produced, rye 13,649, Ind. corn 2,542,642, oats
218,358, Potatoes 24,616, tobacco 51,376 pounds, cotton
2,001,676; 34 stores, cap. $221,300; 2 cotton fac. 796 sp., 10
tanneries, 33 distilleries, 23 grist m., 20 saw m., 2 printing
offices, 2 weekly and 2 periodical newspapers. Cap. in manufac.
$59,555. 1 college, 85 students, 7 acad. 326 students, 28 sch.
703 scholars. Pop. whites 17,090, slaves 10,002, free col'd 94;
Mavais, p-o., Gasconade co., Mo., 28 e. Jefferson City, 964 W.
Maxatawny, t, Berks co., Pa., 74 n. e. Harrisburg, 165 W. The
surface is level; soil, calcareous loam and gravel, and highly
productive. Drained by Maiden cr. and its tributary, Sacony cr.,
which afford water power. The v. of Kutztown in the t., contains
1 Lutheran church, 3 stores, and 100 dwellings. There is another
church in the t., common to Presbyterians and Lutherans. There
are in the t. 3 stores, cap. $18,000; 1 tannery, 1 grist m. Cap.
in manufac. $800. Pop. 1,897.
Maxfield, pt., Penobscot co., Me., 112 n. n. w. Augusta, 707 W.
The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Watered by Piscataquis r.
and Seboois stream. It has 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,500. 4
sch. 83 scholars. Pop. 185.
Maxville, p-v., Sussex co., N. J.
Maxwell's Store, p-o., Mecklenburg co., N. C, 165 w. s. w.
Raleigh, 404 W.
May, cape; N. J. Situated on the n. e. side of Delaware bay, in
38° 56' n. lat., and 74° 56' w. Ion. A lighthouse stands on the
point. It received its name from Cornelius May, a Dutch
navigator, who visited the bay in 1623.
Maybinton, p-v., Newberry dist., S. C, 45 w. Columbia, 488 W.
Mayfield, pt., Somerset co., Me., 52 n. Augusta, 657 W. Situated
on the e. side of Kennebec r., 10 ms. distant from it.
Incorporated in 1836. It has 1 saw m., 2 sch. 60 scholars. Pop.
Mayfield, pt., Fulton co., N. Y., 8 n. e. Johnstown, 58 n. w.
Albany, 422 W. The surface is hilly and mountainous; soil, sandy
and clay loam. Drained by branches of Sacandaga r. The v.
contains 1 church, 1 store, 25 dwellings, and about 150
inhabitants. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $9,300; 2
fulling m., 2 cotton fac, 2 tanneries, 2 paper fee, 4 grist m.,
18 saw in. Cap. in manufac. $66,854. 13 sch. 536 scholars. Pop.
Mayfield, p-o., Isle of Wight co., Va., 81 s. e. Richmond, 197
Mayfield, p-v., capital of Graves co, Ky., 275 w. s. w.
Frankfort, 802 W. Situated on a branch of Mayfield's r. It
contains a court house and jail of brick, 1 Presbyterian and 1
Methodist church, 3 stores, 25 dwellings, and about 150
Mayfield, pt., Cuyahoga co., O., 161 n. n. e. Columbus, 349 W.
Watered by Chagrine r., on which is situated the v. of Gates'
Mills. It contains 2 grist m. and 8 saw m. The t. has 2 stores,
cap. $2,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 2 grist
m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,400. 6 sch. 280 scholars. Pop.
Mayfield, p-o., Warren co., Ga., 35 e. n. e. Milledgeville, 636
W. Situated on e. side of the Ogeechee r. It has 3 or 4
Mahew, p-o., Lowndes co., Miss., 157 N. e. Jackson, 900 W.
Mayo, p-o., Halifax co., Va., 143 s. w. Richmond, 230 W.
Mayoning, p-v., Patrick co., Va., 217 w. s. w. Richmond, 292 W.
Situated on a branch of N. Mayo r.
May River, p-o., Beaufort dist., S. C, 164 s. Columbia, 651 W.
May's Landing, p-v., Hamilton t., capital of Atlantic co., N.
J., 73 s. Trenton, 183 W. Situated on Great Egg Harbor r., at
the head of sloop navigation, 16 ms. from the ocean. It is built
on both sides of the r., and contains a court house, 1 Methodist
church, 4 stores, and about 30 dwellings. Ship building is
carried on here. It has considerable trade in wood and lumber.
May's Lick, p-o., Mason co., Ky., 70 e. n. e. Frankfort, 473 W.
Maysville, p-v., capital of Buckingham co., Va., 79 w. Richmond,
158 W. Situated on the s. E. side of Slate r. It contains a
court house, 5 stores, and about 300 inhabitants.
Maysville, p-v., Greenbrier co., Va., 232 w. Richmond, 269 W.
Maysville, t., Morgan co., O. It has 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap.
in manufac. $1,000. 6 sch. 175 scholars. Pop. 1,159.
Maysville, city, Mason co., Ky., 81 N. e. by E. Frankfort, 461
W. It is situated on the s. side of Ohio r., on a narrow bottom
between the r. and the high hills which rise in its rear. It has
3 streets, running parallel with the r., and 4 crossing them at
right angles. It contains 3 churches, 1 acad., 70 students, 3
sch. 200 scholars, about 500 dwellings, and 2,741 inhabitants.
It has a good harbor for boats. Most of the goods imported into
the n. e. part of the state are landed here. There were in 1840,
9 commission houses, cap. $111,600; 29 stores, cap. $133,000; 2
lumber yards, cap. $10,500; 1 cotton fac. 1,100 sp., 1 tannery,
1 brewery, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 2 printing offices, 3 weekly
and 1 semiweekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $94,300.
Maysville, p-v., Dickson co., Tenn., 49 w. Nashville, 733 W.
Maysville, p-v., Fountain co., Ia., 84 w. n. w. Indianapolis,
Maysville, p-v., capital of Clay co., HI., 122 s. E.
Springfield, 733 W. Situated on the border of Twelve Mile
prairie, near the Little Wabash r. It contains a court house, 3
stores, and about 25 dwellings.
Mayville, p-v., Chautauque t., capital of Chautauque co., N. Y.,
344 w. by. s. Albanys 339 W. Situated at the n. end of
Chautauque lake. It contains a neat court house, and jail of
stone, 4 churches, an academy, 8 stores, 80 dwellings, and about
500 inhabitants. A steamboat plies on the lake, 32 ms. between
this place and Jamestown.
Maytown, p-v., Donnegal t., Lancaster co., Pa., 30 s. E. by e.
Harrisburg, 108 W. Situated 3 ms. n. e. of Susquehanna r. It has
several stores, and about 30 dwellings.
Medois Farm, p-o., Muskingum co., O., 60 e. Columbus, 345 W.
Mead, County, Ky. Situated in the n. part of
the state, on Ohio r., and contains 360 sq. mss. Watered by
Otter cr., Spring cr., and other small tributaries of the Ohio.
Capital, Brandenburg There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,714,
sheep 7,045, swine 12,586; wheat 41,597 bush, produced, rye
2,208, Ind. corn 199,223, oats 75,529, Potatoes 9,199, tobacco
170,464 pounds; 17 stores, cap. $59,400; 2 lumber yards, cap.
$1,980; 1 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 1,370 sp., 2
tanneries, 3 distilleries, 5 flouring m., 4 grist m., 5 saw m.
Cap. in manufac. $103,150. 10 sch. 257 scholars. Pop. whites
4,366, slaves 1,409, free col'd 5; total, 5,780.
Mead, t., Crawford co., Pa. It has 1 pottery, 1 paper fac, 1
grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,900. 1 college, 143
students, 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop. 1,697.
Mead, t., Belmont co., O. Situated a little w of Ohio r. Drained
by Pipe cr., which affords water power. It has 3 sch. 81
scholars. Pop. 1,496.
Mead's Basin, p o., Passaic co., N. J., 73 n. n. e. Trenton, 244
Mead's Creek, p-o., Orange t., Steuben co., N. Y., 211 w. by s.
Albany, 300 W.
Meadowville, p-v., Smith co., Tenn., 55 e. n. e. Nashville, 658
W. It contains 1 church, 1 store, and several dwellings.
Meadville, p-b., and capital of Crawford co. Pa., 234 n. w. by
w. Harrisburg, 307 W. Situated on the e. side of French cr. The
town plat gradually rises from the r. to its center, where is a
handsome public square of 5 acres, on the e side of which is an
elegant court house, of brick and cut stone, ornamented with a
handsome cupola. It contains a Presbyterian, an Episcopal and a
Methodist church, which are neat buildings, an academy, and a
state arsenal. It is the seat of Alleghany College, which was
founded u 1815, has a president, and 4 professors or other
instructors, 100 students, and 8,000 vols., in it libraries.
Military exercises have been connected with the institution. It
has 14 stores, cap $104,300; 1 fulling m., 2 furnaces, 3
tanneries, distillery, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers,
1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $30,055. 3 schools, 163
scholars. Pop. 1,319.
Meadville, p-v., Halifax co., Va., 136 s. w Richmond, 223 W.
Meadville, p-v., capital of Franklin co.. M 80 s. w. Jackson,
1,090 W. Situated on the v side of Homochitto r., and contains a
court house and a few dwellings.
Meansville, p-v., Union dist., S. C, 91 n. w. Columbia, 475 W.
Mears Farm, p-o., Hamilton co., O., 130 s. w. Columbus, 504 W.
Mecca, pt., Trumbull co., O., 180 n. e. Columbus, 314 W. It has
7 sch. 244 scholars. Pop 684.
Mechanic, t., Holmes co., O. It has 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in
manufac. $8,416. Pop, 1,403.
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