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Monongahela, r., Pa., rises in Randolph co., Va., at foot of the Laurel mountains, and after a course, in a n. direction, of 300 ms., unites with the Alleghany r., at Pittsburg, to form the Ohio r. It is nearly 400 yards wide at its mouth, where it is crossed by a bridge. It is navigable for large boats 60 ms. from its mouth to Brownsville, and for small boats, 200 ms. from its mouth. Its principal tributaries are Cheat r. and Youghiogeny r. which enter it on the e. side.

Monongahela, t., Greene co., P., 14 s. e., Waynesburg. The surface is rolling; soil, loam. Monongahela r. bounds it on the e. Drained by Whitley cr. It has 6 stores, cap. $15,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac., 2 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 1 glass fac, 3 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac $19,355. 3 sch. 75 scholars. Pop. 1,178.

Monongahela City, p-v., Fallowfield t., Washington co., Pa., 189 w. Harrisburg, 216 W.

Monongalia, County, Va. Situated in the n. w. part of the state, and contains 560 sq. ms. Drained by Monongahela r., and Cheat r., its branch. The surface is broken; soil, fertile, Capital, Morgantown. There were in 1810, neat cattle 16.220, sheep 28,817, swine 19,885; wheat 66,496 bush, produced, rye 6,259, Ind. corn 81,316, buckwheat 8,936, oats 320,092, Potatoes 1.723, tobacco 14,915 pounds, sugar 118,569; 67,200 tons bituminous coal; 18 stores, cap. $66,300; 7 furnaces, 3 fulling m., 13 tanneries, 9 distilleries, 1 pottery, 3 flouring m., 32 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 paper fee, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $42,728. 1 acad. 14 students, 28 sch. 639 scholars. Pop. whites 16,962, slaves 260, free col'd 146; total, 7,368.

Monroe, County, N. Y. Situated toward the w. part of the state, and bounded n. by Lake Ontario. It contains 607 sq. ms. Drained by Genesee r. and small streams, flowing into Lake Ontario. The surface is generally level, or slightly adulating; soil, a rich and productive mold, the water power furnished by the Genesee at the falls in Rochester, is unsurpassed in the United States. Iron ore, gypsum, and marl, are abundant, and there are several sulphur springs, the Erie Canal, the Genesee Valley canal, and le Auburn, Rochester, and Tonawanda railroad ass through the co. Capital, Rochester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 35,335, sheep 132,970, swine 59,399; wheat 1,074,813 bush, produced, rye 3,447, Ind. corn 406,621, buckwheat 37,024, barley 61,787, oats 523,655, Potatoes 721,520, sugar 181,119 pounds; 2 commercial houses in for trade, cap. $15,100; 340 stores, cap. $1,568,840; 5 lumber yards, cap. $32,300; 6 furnaces, 20 fulling m., 12 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac, 3,000 sp., 21 tanneries, 7 distilleries, 5 breweries, 2 powder m., 1 pottery, 36 flouring m., 18 grist m., 69 saw m., 1 oil m., 2 paper fac, 9 printing offices, 1 bindery, 2 periodicals, 4 daily, 5 weekly, 1 semi-weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $2,633,714. 1 acad. 1,466 students, 305 sch. 17,056 scholars, pp. 64,902.

Monroe, County, Pa Situated in the e. part of the state, and contains 750 sq. ms. Lehigh r. bounds it on the n. w., and Delaware r. on the e. rained by branches of Delaware and Lehigh rivers. Surface hilly and broken; soil, fertile, Capital, Stroudsburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,519, sheep 9,422, swine 10,642; wheat 10,961 bush, produced, rye 84,293, Ind. corn 56,391, buckwheat 50,563, oats 57,513, Potatoes p,237; 19 stores, cap. $57,500; 9 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 1 flouring m., 25 grist m., 107 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $32,200. 2 acad., 31 sch. 794 scholars. Pop. 9,879.

Monroe, County, Va. Situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 750 sq. ms. New r. runs on its w. border. Drained by Greenbrier r. The surface is generally elevated over 1,500 feet above tidewater. The Alleghany Mountains pass through its e. part. The soil is a rich calcareous loam, adapted to grain, but especially to grazing. Capital, Union. There were in 1840, neat cattle 12,458, sheep 20,047, swine 13,788; wheat 67,993 bush, produced, rye 33,872, Ind. corn 209,408, buckwheat 5,742, oats 124,228, Potatoes 22,665, sugar 78,825 pounds; 16 stores, cap. $229,000; 1 woolen fee, 7 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 2 flouring m., 24 grist m., 29 saw m., 3 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $65,395. 1 acad. 60 students, 5 sch. 119 scholars. Pop. whites 7,457 slaves 868, free col'd 97; total, 8,422.

Monroe, County, Geo. Situated near the centre of the state, and contains 370 sq. ms. Ocmulgee r. runs on its n. e. border, by branches of which it is drained. Capital, Forsyth. There w r ere in 1840, neat cattle 10,037, sheep 5,54], swine 35,903; wheat 62,651 bush, produced, rye 1,503, Ind. corn 511,241, oats 49,931, Potatoes 18,001, cotton 4,673,983 pounds; 13 stores, cap. $52,825; 4 tanneries. Cap. in manufac. $20,900. 17 acad. 752 students, 14 sch. 338 scholars. Pop. whites 7,804, slaves 8,447, free cold 24; total, 16,275.

Monroe, County, Flor. Situated in the s. part of the peninsula, having the Florida channel on the s., and the Gulf of Mexico w. It contains the Florida Keys. The interior has been but little explored. It contains a part of the Everglades, an inundated region, covered with pine, and with hammock islands. In the n. w. part is some fertile land. Capital, Key West. There were in 1840, 4 commission houses, cap. $99.000; 16 stores, cap. $31,500; 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 3 sch. 23 scholars. Pop. 688.

Monroe, County, Ala. Situated toward the s. part of the state, and contains 980 sq. ms. Watered by Alabama r. and its branches, along which is some fertile land. Capital, Monroeville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,182, sheep 3,654, swine 33,073; wheat 5,335 bush, produced, Ind. corn 291,501, oats 10,769, Potatoes 40,606, rice 33,351 pounds, tobacco 10,000, cotton 986,327; 30 stores, cap. $113,924; 6 tanneries, 32 grist m., 15 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $44,995. 12 sch. 306 scholars. Pop. whites 5,370, slaves 5,292, free col'd 18; total, 10,680.

Monroe, County, Miss. Situated toward the n. e. part of the state, and contains 650 sq. ms. Drained by Tombigbee r., and Battahatchee r., its tributary. Capital, Athens. There were in 1840, neat cattle 12,097, sheep 2,833, swine 25,300; wheat 22,592 bush, produced, Ind. corn 331,190, oats 39,685, Potatoes 19,092, tobacco 6,797 pounds, cotton 712,095; 2 com. houses, cap. $1,000; 24 stores, cap. $124,800; 1 tannery, 5 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 flouring m., 15 grist m., 8 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $28,850. 3 acad. 93 students, 10 sch. 110 scholars. Pop. whites 5,146, slaves 4,083, free col'd 21; total, 9,250.

Monroe, County, Tenn. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 750 sq. ms. Drained by branches of the Tennessee r. Capital, Madisonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,539, sheep 5,665, swine 17,261; wheat 39,525 bush, produced, rye 2,231, Ind. corn 345,287, oats 90,815, Potatoes 4,750, tobacco 1,540 pounds, cotton 3,180; 3 stores, cap. $16,000; 2 tanneries, 9 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 flouring m., 10 grist in., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,390. 2 acad. 77 students, 12 sch. 172 scholars. Pop. whites 11,125, slaves 864, free col'd 67; total, 12,056.

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Monroe, County, Ky. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 280 sq. ms. Drained by Big Barren r. and its branches. Cumberland r. enters it in one of its curves, but soon passes out of it. Capital, Tompkinsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,314, sheep 8,952, swine 29,396; wheat 33,676 bush, produced, rye 1,945, Ind. corn 311,047, oats 77,023, Potatoes 11,100, tobacco 420,012 pounds, cotton 42,959, sugar 16,429; 15 stores, cap. $30,200; 4 tanneries, 30 distilleries, 19 grist m., 10 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $20,515. 1 acad. 25 students, 8 sen. 156 scholars. Pop. whites 5,811, slaves 703, free col'd 12; total, 6,526.

Monroe, County, O. Situated toward the s. e. part of the state, and contains 520 sq. ms. The Ohio r. forms its E. boundary. The surface is hilly and rough, with some level and fertile land. Coal is abundant, and iron ore is found. Drained by Little Muskingum r., and Sunfish, Duck, and Wills creeks. Capital, Woodfield. There were in 1840, neat cattle 11,303, sheep 20,518, swine 27,354; wheat 168,795 bush, produced, rye 3,430, Ind. corn 428,391, buckwheat 7,562, oats 172,174, Potatoes 75,883, tobacco 1,026,866 pounds, sugar 77,996; 32 stores, cap. $39,290; 3 fulling m., 12 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 1 brewery, 2 potteries, 1 flouring m., 35 grist m., 37 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $62,425. 22 sch. 820 scholars. Pop. 18,521.

Monroe, county, Mich. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 540 sq. ms. The surface is level; soil, very fertile. Drained by Raisin r. and bay, Otter, Plum, Sandy, Stony, and Swan creeks. Lake Erie bounds it on the e. Capital, Monroe. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,364, sheep 3,010, swine 9,281; wheat 42,856 bush, produced, rye 2,103, Ind. corn 74,407, buckwheat 7,887, barley, 2,199, oats 68,794, Potatoes 83,016, sugar 40,627 pounds; 24 stores, cap. $22,268; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 2 flouring m., 5 grist m., 11 saw m., 1 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $68,200. 30 sch. 777 scholars. Pop. 9,922.

Monroe, County, la. Situated a little n. e. of the centre, and contains 390 sq. ms. Drained by the w. fork of White r. and its tributaries, which afford good water power. The surface is level, with timber and some wet prairie. Capital, Andersontown. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,019, sheep 7,470, swine 19,701; wheat 57,636 bush, produced, rye 2,248, Ind. corn 407,968, oats 95,221, Potatoes 9,780, tobacco 7,365 pounds, sugar 20,929; 20 stores, cap. $69,000; 1 furnace, 7 woolen fac, 15 tanneries, 13 distilleries, 6 flouring m., 12 grist m., 10 saw m., 4 oil m., 3 printing offices, 3 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $36,745. 1 college 90 students, 1 acad. 60 students, 17 sch. 558 scholars. Pop. 10,143.

Monroe, County, Ill. Situated toward the s. w. part of the state, and contains 360 sq. ms. Watered by Horse, Prairie, De Long, and Eagle creeks. The Mississippi r. bounds it on the w. and s. w. There is considerable good land on its e. border. On the w. it is hilly and broken. Capital, Waterloo. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,532, sheep 3,338, swine 16,516; wheat 22,512 bush, produced, Ind. corn 293,462, oats 21,975, Potatoes 10,016; 15 stores, cap. $33,350; 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 2 flouring m., 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $43,900. 5 sch. 168 scholars. Pop. 4,481.

Monroe, County, Mo. Situated toward the n. e. part of the state, and contains 744 sq. ms. The surface is undulating, with one third prairie; soil, fertile. Watered by Salt r. and its branches Capital, Paris. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,591, sheep 9,760, swine 29,585; wheat 19,206 bush, produced, rye 5,437, Ind. com 491,854 oat< 89,014, Potatoes 16,710, tobacco 182,414 pounds 20 stores, cap. $68,200; 4 tanneries, 7 distilleries 1 pottery, 13 grist m., 14 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $33,200. 3 acad. 125 students, 20 sch. 47< scholars. Pop. whites 7,813, slaves 1,687, fret col'd 5; total, 9,505.

Monroe, County, Ark. Situated in the e. part of the state, and contains 1,150 sq. ms. Watered by Cache and White rivers. Capital, Lawrenceville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,310 sheep 135, swine 4,074; wheat 550 bush, produced, Ind. corn 54,542, oats 2,460, Potatoes 2,706 cotton 28,375 pounds; 4 stores, cap. $9,104; 2 flouring m., 2 sch. 33 scholars. Pop. whites 78£ slaves 148, free col'd 2; total, 936.

Monroe, pt., Waldo co., Me., 54 n. e. Augusta, 649 W. Watered by Marsh r., which flow into the Penobscot. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. It has 2 stores, cap. $4,500; 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,37f, 8 sch. 669 scholars. Pop. 1,602.

Monroe, t., Washington co., Vt., 15 n. n. e Montpelier. Chartered in 1781 by the name of Woodbury, received the name of Monroe in 1836 Watered by branches of Onion or Winooski and Lamoille rivers. It contains numerous ponds. It has 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac $4,850. 13 sch. 367 scholars. Pop. 1,092.

Monroe, pt., Franklin co., Mass., 120 w. b n. Boston, 407 W. Deerfield r. runs on its border. Incorporated in 1822. The soil is adapted to grazing, and many fine sheep are raised. It has 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac $1,200. 4 sch. 98 scholars. Pop. 282.

Monroe, pt., Fairfield co., Ct., 54 s. w. Hanford, 293 W. The surface is rough and stony soil, adapted to grazing. The v. at the centre on elevated ground, and contains 1 Congregational and 1 Episcopal Church, and an academy. There are besides a Baptist and a Methodist church in the t. Incorporated in 1823. It has stores, cap. $9,500; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,000. 1 acad. 20 students, 6 sch. 230 scholars. Pop. 1,351.

Monroe, pt., Orange co., N. Y., 14 s. e. Goshen, 117 s. by w. Albany, 279 W. The surface is broken and hilly, the range of the Highlands passing through it. The soil is various. Drained by Ramapo r., which flows into the Passaic in N. J. Iron ore is found. The v. is situated on Ramapo r., and contains 1 Presbyterian n 1 Methodist church, an academy, 4 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 fulling m., 1 carding machine, dwellings, and about 450 inhabitants. The New York and Erie railroad passes through the place. There are in the t. 9 sch. 417 scholars. Pop. 3,914.

Monroe, p-v., Hardiston t., Sussex co., N. J. 80 n. Trenton, 248 W. It contains a store mill, and several dwellings.

Monroe, t., Middlesex co., N.J. It has 8 stores cap. $26,500; 5 distilleries, 1 paper fac., 4 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $109,900. acad. 25 students, 8 sch. 285 scholars. Pop. 2,453.

Monroe, t., Bradford co., Pa. It has 5 stores cap. $49,000; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 18 saw Cap. in manufac. $29,450. 6 sch. 278 scholars. Pop. 1,153.

Monroe, p-v., Durham t., Bucks co., Pa., 116 e. Harrisburg, 181 W. Situated on the w. bank of Delaware r., and contains a store and 10 or 12 dwellings.

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Monroe, t., Cumberland co., Pa., 7 s. E. Carlisle. The surface is level; soil, calcareous loam. Watered by Yellow Breeches cr., which affords water power. It has 6 stores, cap. $17,400; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 4 tanneries, 1 distillery, 4 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,588. Pop. 1,570.

Monroe, t., Luzerne co., Pa. It has 1 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,300. 2 sch. scholars. Pop. 340.

Monroe, t, Armstrong co., Pa. It has 5 stores, top. $11,100; 2 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,200. 5 sch. 240 scholars. Pop. 1,151.

Monroe, p-v., capital of Walton co., Ga., 61 n. w. by n. Milledgeville, 635 W. Situated on the head of Ocmulgee r. It contains a court house, jail, an academy, 2 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist and 11 stores.

Monroe, p-v., capital of Washita parish, La., 300 n. w. by n. New Orleans, 1,190 W. Situated on the e. side of Washita r., at the head of steamboat navigation. It has a court house, jail, a U. S. land office, an academy, 4 stores, 100 dwellings, and 500 inhabitants.

Monroe, p-v., capital of Overton co., Tenn., 102 e. by n. Nashville, 602 W. Situated on a small branch of Obies r. It contains a court house, and several stores and dwellings.

Monroe, p-v., Hart co., Ky., 100 s. w. Frankfort, 623 W. Situated on the w. side of Little Barren r.

Monroe, p-v., Lemon t, Butler co., O., 95 w. w. Columbus, 479 W. It contains 2 brick churches, a seminary of the Associate Reformed church, 40 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Monroe, t., Adams co., O. Situated on the Ohio r. It has 3 stores, cap. $1,272; 2 sch. 50 scholars. Pop. 832.

Monroe, t., Ashtabula co., O. Organized in 1818. It has 8 schools, 406 scholars. Pop. 1,323.

Monroe, t., Butler co., O. It has 1 sch. 50 scholars. Pop. 202.

Monroe, t., Carroll co., O. It has 1 sch. 26 scholars. Pop. 1,060.

Monroe, t., Clermont co., O. It has 7 stores, cap. $6,200; 1 acad. 44 students, 9 sch. 480, scholars. Pop. 1,628.

Monroe, t., Coshocton co., O. Situated between Killbuck and Mohiccan creeks. Pop. 37.

Monroe, t., Darke co., O. Pop. 471. Monroe, t., Guernsey co., O. It has 1 acad. 3 students, 5 sch. 160 scholars. Pop. 940.

Monroe, t., Harrison co., O. It has 5 sch. 177 scholars. Pop. 1,039.

Monroe, t., Holmes co., O. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,200; 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $500. Pop. 899.

Monroe, t., Knox co., O. Schenck's cr. passes through the e. part, and affords water power. It has 6 sch. 233 scholars. Pop. 1,249.

Monroe, t., Licking co., O. It has 7 sch. 327 scholars. Pop. 1,156.

Monroe, t., Logan co., O. It has 5 sch. 155 scholars. Pop. 1,203.

Monroe, t., Madison co., O. It has 1 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $600. 5 sch. 175 scholars. Pop. 385.

Monroe, t., Miami co., O. Situated on the n. side of the national road. It has 1 distillery, 3 flouring m., 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,000. 5 sch. 281 scholars. Pop. 1,404.

Monroe, t., Muskingum co., O. Pop. 918.

Monroe, t., Perry co., O. It has 5 sch. 150 scholars. Pop. 999.

Monroe, t., Preble co., O. It has a level surface and a light soil. Pop. 1,176.

Monroe, t., Pickaway co., O. It has 3 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 1,346.

Monroe, t., Richland co., O. Situated on Mohiccan cr. Pop. 1,624.

Monroe, t., Putnam co., O. Pop. 509.

Monroe, t., Putnam co., Ia. It has 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $700. 2 sch. 144 scholars. Pop. 1,341.

Monroe, t., Washington co., Ia. It has 2 stores, cap. $3,500; 1 flouring m., 7 grist m., 7 saw m. Pop. 1,537.

Monroe, pt., city, and capital of Monroe co., Mich., 37 s. s. w. Detroit, 486 W. The city is situated on the River Raisin, 2? miles from its mouth. It contains a court house, jail, 2 banks, a U. S. land office, 7 churches, 2 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 2 Roman Catholic, 7 storage and forwarding houses, 22 stores, 1 woolen fac, 1 iron foundry and edge tool fac, 2 flouring m., 3 saw m., 1 paper m., 1 tannery, 2 printing offices, each issuing a weekly newspaper, a branch of the University of Michigan, and 2 female academies, a reading room and library of 12 or 1,500 vols., 500 dwellings, and 1,703 inhabitants. The court house is an elegant edifice of hewn stone and cost $35,000. Several of the churches are handsome edifices. The r. affords extensive water power. A canal 100 feet wide and 12 feet deep, is constructed from the city to the lake. Steamboats and other vessels continually ply between this place and other important places on the lakes. A railroad extends 70 ms. w. to Hillsdale. There are in the t. 24 stores, cap. $22,263; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 furnace, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,500. Pop. exclusive of the city, 693.

Monroe, p-v., capital of Greene co., Wis., 81 s. Madison, 846 W. Situated on a branch of Pickatonokee r. It contains a court house and a few dwellings.

Monroe, p-v., Cook co., Ill., 218 n. e. by N. Springfield, 731 W.

Monroe, t., Hardin co., Ill. Pop. 328.

Monroe, t., Lincoln co., Mo. It has 1 sch. 28 scholars. Pop. 796.

Monroe, t., Livingston co., Mo. Pop. 217.

Monroe, t., Lafayette co., Ark. Pop. 504.

Monroe, t., Sevier co., Ark. Pop. 216.

Monroeton, p-v., Monroe t., Bradford co., Pa., 130 n. Harrisburg, 240 W.

Monroeton, p-v., Rockingham co., N. C, 100 n. w. Raleigh, 235 W.

Monroeville, p-v., capital of Monroe co., Ala., 151 s. Tuscaloosa, 943 W. Situated on a branch of Limestone cr., 12 ms. e. of Alabama r. It has a court house, and several stores and dwellings.

Monroeville, p-v., Ridefield t., Huron co., O., 97 n. Columbus, 396 W. Situated on Huron r., which affords water power. It contains 8 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 carding and fulling m., and a number of fine dwellings, some of them of brick.

Monroe Works, p-v., Monroe t., Orange co., N. Y., 105 s. by w. Albany. Iron ore of an excellent quality is found in the vicinity. It contains 3 stores, 1 blast furnace, 1 machine shop, 1 grist m., and 40 dwellings.

Monrovia, p-v., Frederick co., Md., 68 n. w. Annapolis, 48 W.

Monrovia, p-v., Morgan co., Ia., 23 s. w. Indianapolis, 594 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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