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Montpelier, p-o., Hanover co., Va., 23 n. Richmond, 112 W.

Montpelier, p-v., Richmond co., N. C, 91 s. w. Raleigh, 379 W.

Montpelier, p-v., Monroe co., Ga., 17 w. Macon. Here is a large hotel, and a mineral spring of some celebrity.

Montpelier, p-v., Marengo co., Ala.

Montpelier, p-v., Blackford co., Ia., 81 n. e. Indianapolis. 552 W. Situated on the s. side of Salamanie r.

Montpelier, p-o., Muscatine co., Iowa.

Montrose, p b., Bridgewater t., capital of Susquehanna co., Pa., 175 N. N. e. Harrisburg, 2S5 W. Situated on elevated ground, near the sources of Wyalusing and Mishoppen creeks, which flow into the Susquehanna r. It was founded in 1811, and contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, 14 stores, cap. $71,500; 1 tannery, 3 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $19,505. 1 acad. 110 students, 3 sch. 135 scholars. Pop. 632.

Montour, t., Columbia co., Pa. It has 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,060. 3 sch. 95 scholars. Pop. 809.

Montrose, p-v., Lee co., Iowa. It is situated an elevated ground, on a beautiful prairie, and commands a view of the Mississippi r., and of the surrounding country for 20 miles. It is opposite to the Mormon city of Nauvoo. This was the site of the "Camp Des Moines," and here are many remains of ancient mounds.

Monturesville, p-v., Lycoming co., Pa., 95 n. Harrisburg, 205 W.

Montvail Springs, p-o., Blount co., Tenn., 194 e. by s. Nashville, 532 W.

Montville, pt., Waldo co., Me., 26 e. n. e. Augusta, 622 W. Drained by head branches of Sheepscot r. Incorporated in 1807. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. It has 4 stores, cap. $1,570; 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,300. 15 sch. 832 scholars. Pop. 2,I53.

Montville, t., New London co., Ct., 36 s. e. Hartford, 360 W. Situated about midway between Norwich and New London. Thames r. bounds it on the e. The surface is uneven, soil, fertile. Watered by Yantic r., which affords water power. It contains 5 churches, 2 Congregationalists, 2 Baptist, and 1 in the Mohegan Indian reservation. There is a small remnant of this once powerful and friendly tribe remaining, to whose use 2,700 acres of land are secured. The greater part of the men follow the whaling business, and are but occasionally here. They have a small church and school house. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $4,000; 3 fulling m., 5 woolen fac, 4 grist m., 5 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $80,000. 11 sch. 432 scholars. Population, 1,990.

Montville, p-v., Pequannock t., Morris co., N. J., 67 n. by e. Trenton, 238 W. Situated in a deep valley, through which the Morris canal passes, by 2 inclined planes. It contains a Dutch Reformed church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., and 15 or 20 dwellings.

Montville, p-t, Geauga co., O., 180 n. e. by n. Columbus, 339 W. It has 1 store, cap. $4,000; 1 saw m., 2 sch. 63 scholars. Pop. 567.

Montville, t., Medina co., O. It has 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,343. 4 sch. 181 scholars. Pop. 914.

Monument, p-v., Sandwich t., Barnstable co., Mass., 60 s. Boston, 461 W. Situated on the e. side of Buzzard's bay. It has 1 Methodist church, and several dwellings.

Moodus, p-o., East Haddam t., Middlesex co., Ct., 27 s. Hartford, 339 W.

Mooers, p-t., Clinton co., N. Y., 18 n. Plattsburg, 198 n. Albany, 573 W. The surface is hilly and broken; soil, various. Drained by Chazy r., which enters Lake Champlain, and English r., which flows into Canada. The v. is on the n. side of Chazy r., and contains 1 Congregational and 1 Methodist church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 cloth dressing and carding machine, 25 dwellings, and about 150 inhabitants. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $18,400; 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 25 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $60,105. 10 sch. 259 scholars. Pop. 1,703.

Moon, t., Beaver co., Pa. It has 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,600. 1 sch. 25 scholars. Pop. 748.

Moon, p-t., Alleghany co., Pa. Ohio r. bounds it on the n. e. The surface is hilly; soil, loam. Drained by Raveden's, Flaugherty's, and Monture's run. The v. of Middleton is on Ohio r., 10 ms. below Pittsburg, opposite to Neville Island. It contains 4 stores, cap. $5,600; 2 tanneries, 2 flouring m., 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,400. 7 sch. 245 scholars. Pop. 1,281.

Mooney, t., Polk co., Mo. Pop. 864.

Mooney, t., Phillips co., Ark. It has 2 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $5,000. Pop. 348.

Moon's, p-o., Fayette co., O., 58 s. w. Columbus, 431 W.

Moore, County, N. C. Situated a little s. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 740 sq. ms. Drained by Deep and Haw Rivers, and the sources of Lumber r. The soil is generally fertile on the margins of streams. Capital, Carthage. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,460, sheep 5,430, swine 6,570; wheat 15,643 bush, produced, rye 4,195, Ind. corn 30,325, oats 17,241, Potatoes 20,194, rice 1,756 pounds, tobacco 31,416, cotton 750,640; 7 stores, cap. $23,700; 3 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 4 flouring m., 57 grist m., 14 saw m., 11 sch. 274 scholars. Pop. whites 6,443, slaves 1,472, free col'd 73; total, 7,988.

Moore, t., Northampton co., Pa. The surface is rolling; soil, gravel. Drained by the head waters of Hockendoque and Monokissy creeks. Blue Mountain forms its n. boundary, in which is an opening, denominated Smith's gap. It has 4 stores, cap. $9,030; 1 lumberyard, cap. $1,500; 2 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 5 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $24,200. 4 sch. 199 scholars. Pop. 2,389.

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Moore's Creek, p-o., N. Hanover co., N. C, 124 s. s. e. Raleigh, 354 W.

Moorefield, p-v., capital of Hardy co., Va., 178 n. w. Richmond, 130 W. Situated on the e. bank of the s. branch of Potomac r., at the junction of the s. Fork. It is in one of the richest valleys in Va., and contains a court house, jail, 1 church, free to all denominations, 5 stores, 2 flouring m., 2 carding and fulling m., 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Moorefield, p-v., Nicholas co., Ky., 59 e. by n. Frankfort, 501 W. Situated on a small branch of Licking r.

Moorefield, pt., Harrison co., O., 102 e. by n. Columbus, 295 W.

Moorefield, p-v., Switzerland co., Ia., 95 s. e. Indianapolis, 546 W.

Mooresboro', p-v., Cleveland co., N. C. Situated on w. side of Sandy run, 16 ms. from Rutherfordton.

Mooresburg, p-v., Liberty t., Columbia co., Pa., 77 n. by E. Harrisburg, 187 W.

Moore's Cross Roads, p-o., Hardiman co., Tenn., 194 s. w. by w. Nashville, 879 W.

Moore's Hill, p-o., Dearborn co., Ia., 74 s. e. Indianapolis, 530 W.

Moore's Iron Works, p-o., Johnson co., Tenn., 323 e. by n. Nashville, 401 W.

Moore's Prairie, p-o., Jefferson co., Ill., 143 s. s. w. Springfield, 789 W.

Moore's Salt Works, p-o., Ross t., Jefferson co., O., 133 e. by n. Columbus, 286 W.

Moore's Store, p-o., Shenandoah co., Va., 15S n. w. Richmond, 125 W.

Moorestown, p-v., Chester t., Burlington co., N. J., 26 s. Trenton, 148 W. Situated near the N. branch of Pensauken cr., and contains 2 churches, 1 Friends and 1 Methodist, 5 stores, and about 60 dwellings.

Mooresville, p-v., Roxbury t., Delaware co., N. Y., 58 w. s. w. Albany, 359 W.

Mooresville, p-v., Orange co., N. C, 75 n. w. Raleigh, 294 W.

Mooresville, p-v., Limestone co., Ala., 146 n. by e. Tuscaloosa, 732 W.

Mooresville, p-v., Marshall co., Tenn., 60 s. by w. Nashville, 718 W.

Mooresville, p-v., Morgan co., Ia., 16 s. w. Indianapolis, 587 W. Situated on the e. side of White Lick cr.

Moorland, p-o., Morefield t., Wayne co., O., 95 n. e. Columbus, 353 W.

Moose, r., N. H., rises on the n. side of the White Mountains, and enters Androscoggin r., in Shelburne.

Moose, r., N. Y., rises in Hamilton co., and flowing across Herkimer and Lewis counties, enters Black r., a short distance above the High Falls.

Moosehead Lake, Me., is 40 ms. long, and from 10 to 15 broad, and contains 100,000 acres. It is the source of the e. branch of Kennebec River.

Moosehillock, mountain, N. H., 14 e. Haverhill, in the s. e. part of Coventry, so called from the moose, which formerly abounded on it, has 2 peaks. The south peak is 4,032 feet above Connecticut r., at Oxford Bridge, and 4,556 above the sea; the n. peak is 4,636 feet above the ocean. Its summit is a bare mass of granite rock, on parts of which snow is found in every month, excepting July.

Moose Meadows, p-o., Tolland co., Ct.

Moose River, p-o., Somerset co., Me., 113 n. Augusta, 708 W.

Moosop, p-o., Windham co., Ct., 45 e. Hartford, 376 W.

Moral, t., Shelby co., Ia. It has 1 distillery. 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,200 Pop. 1,146.

Moravia, pt, Cayuga co., N. Y., 158 w. Albany, 322 W. The surface is uneven, with a broad valley, through which flows the Owasco inlet, affording good water power. The soil in the valleys is fertile. Owasco Lake lies on its n. w. border. The v., incorporated in 1837, contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Episcopal church, 5 stores, 1 cotton fac, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 tannery, 100 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitant The Moravian Institute is located here. There are in the t. 7 stores, cap. $19,100; 2 fulling m. 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $87,050. 1 acad. 177 students, 12 sch. 720 scholars. Pop. 2,010.

Moravia, p-o., Beaver co., Pa., 248 w. by n. Harrisburg.

Mordansville, p-v., Columbia co., Pa.

Moreau, pt., Saratoga co., N. Y., 50 n. Albany, 421 W. The surface is mostly level, with some hills on the e.; soil, sand, loam, and clay, and generally fertile. Hudson r. flows on its n. and e. boundary, having here a great bend. It embraces part of Baker's falls, Glen's falls, and the great dam at Fort Edward, and has extensive water power. It contains 5 stores, cap. $5,900; 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $26,600. 9 sch. 319 scholars. Pop. 1,576.

Moreau, t., Morgan co., Mo. It has 3 sch. 64 scholars. Pop. 790.

Moreau, pt., Cole co., Mo., 18 s. w. Jefferson City, 954 W. It has 2 sch. 54 scholars. Pop. 975.

Morefield, L, Clark co., O. It has 6 sch. 170 scholars. Pop. 1,071.

Morefield, t., Harrison co. O. It has 8 sch. 235 scholars. Pop. 1,505.

Morehouse, t., Hamilton co., N. Y., 82 n. w. Albany. The surface is diversified; soil, sandy loam. It contains numerous lakes and ponds, giving rise to various streams. It has 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,250. 2 sch. 43 scholars Pop. 169.

Morehouseville, p-v., Morehouse t., Hamilton co., N. Y., 117 n. w. Albany, 432 W. It has 10 or 15 dwellings, and 3 saw m., on Canada cr. half a mile n.

Moreland, p-o., Dix t., Chemung co., N. Y. 198 w. by s. Albany, 301 W.

Moreland, t., Montgomery co., Pa., 14 n. e Norristown, 16 n. Philadelphia. Watered by Pennypack cr. and its tributaries. The surface is rolling; soil, a fertile loam. At Hatboro v there is an academy. It has 8 stores, cap $33,700; 1 cotton fac. 1,872 sp., 1 tannery, 1 paper fac, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 2 flouring m., 8 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $51,810. 1 acad. 70 students, 3 sch. I00 scholars. Pop. 2,162.

Moreland, pt., Lycoming co., Pa., 94 n. Harrisburg, 204 W. The surface is hilly; soil gravel. Drained by Little Muncy cr. It abounds with good white pine timber. It has 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,900. 5 sch. 59 scholars. Pop. 682.

Moreland, t., Philadelphia co., Pa. It has store, cap. $2,000. Cap. in manufac. $100. sch. 12 scholars. Pop. 469.

Moreland, p-o., Bourbon co., Ky., 32 e. Frankfort, 514 W.

Moreland, t., Scott co., Mo. It has 2 sch. 3 scholars. Pop. 1,318.

Moreman's River, p-o., Albemarle co., Va., 106 w. N. w. Richmond, 142 W. It has one store.

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Morenei p-o., Lenawee co., Mich., 99 s. w. Detroit, 507 W.

Morets Mill, p-o., Ashe co., N. C.

Moretown, pt., Washington co., Vt., 13 s. w. Montpelier, 512 W. The surface is mountainous, and much of it incapable of cultivation. Chartered in 1763; first settled in 1790. Watered by Sad r., which flows into Winooski r., and affords rater power. It contains 1 Congregationalist and 1 Methodist church. It has 1 store, cap. S500; 2 fulling m., 3 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,910. 9 sch. 223 scholars. Pop. ,128.

Morgan, County, Va. Situated in the n. part f the state, and contains 350 sq. ms. Drained y Cacapon r. and Sleepy cr., which flow into lie Potomac. The surface is broken and rocky soil, in the valleys, fertile. Capital, Bath. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,801, sheep 3,830, wine 5,669; wheat 37,527 bush, produced, rye 3,812, Ind. corn 63,101, buckwheat 4,880, oats 1,590, Potatoes 17,355, tobacco 641 pounds, sugar 4,228; 12 stores, cap. $44,500; 1 fulling m., 2,woolen fac, 4 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 2 potteries, 5 flouring m., 12 grist m., 25 saw m. Cap. In manufac. 89,044. 14 sch. 347 scholars. Pop. whites 4,113, slaves 134, free col'd 6; total, 253.

Morgan, County, Ga. Situated a little n. e. of the centre of the state, and contains 320 sq. ms. Drained by branches of Oconee r. Capital, Madison. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,640, sheep 3,360, swine 18,568; wheat 31,240 bush. produced, Ind. corn 332,116, oats 173,700, cotton 8,247,150 pounds. Pop. whites 3,461, slaves 5,646, free col'd 14; total, 9,121.

Morgan, County, Ala. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 720 sq. ms. Tennessee runs on its n. boundary. Drained by Flint r. id Cotaco cr., and their branches, which flow into the Tennessee r. Capital, Summerville. there were in 1840, neat cattle 13,059, sheep 48S, swine 35,844; wheat 25,262 bush, proved, Ind. corn 788,093, barley 1,188, oats J,954, Potatoes 14,603, tobacco 7,223 pounds, cotton 7,384,274; 1 commission house, cap. 15,000; 12 stores, cap. $46,300; 1 tannery, 5 distilleries, 16 grist m., 5 saw m., 1 printing office, weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $7,511. acad. 131 students, 21 sch. 443 scholars. Pop. whites 6,580, slaves 3,216, free col'd 45; total, 9,841.

Morgan, County, Tenn. Situated n. e. of the centre of the state, and contains 640 sq. ms. Drained by Emery r. and its branches, which flows into the Tennessee r., and by branches of the s. fork of Cumberland r. The surface is uneven and mountainous, being traversed by the Cumberland Mountains. Capital, Montgomery, here were in 1840, neat, cattle 5,321, sheep 1,585, swine 10,224; wheat 1,261 bush, produced, Ind. corn 53.254, oats 13,561, Potatoes 4,896; 3 stores, cap. $6,000; 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries. Cap. in manufac. $3,000. Pop. whites 1,534, slaves 84, free col'd 42; total, 1,660.

Morgan, County, Ky. Situated in the e. part of the state, and contains 890 sq. ms. Drained by Licking r. and its branches, and by a branch Kentucky r., by which it is well watered, Capital, West Liberty. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,594, sheep 6,261, swine 13,566; wheat 6,586 bush, produced, rye 1,956, Ind. corn 193,697, oats 31,849, Potatoes 9,179, tobacco 1,908 pounds, sugar 24,304; 6 stores, cap. $12,500; 4 tanneries, 3 grist m., 3 saw. Cap. in manufac. $3,561. Pop. whites 4,539, slaves 61, free col'd 3' total, 4,603.

Morgan, County, O. Situated toward the s. e. part of the state, and contains 500 sq. ms. Drained by Muskingum r. and its branches, and by Duck cr., which afford extensive water power. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile. There are extensive salt works on the Muskingum, which produce over 400,000 bushels annually. The wells from which the brine is obtained are from 6 to 800 feet deep. Capital, McConnelsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,134, sheep 28,440, swine 26,636: wheat 283,880 bush, produced, Ind. corn 447,630, buckwheat 2,498, oats 181,447, Potatoes 51,201, tobacco 49,900 pounds, sugar 62,640; 33 stores, cap. $59,957; 1 fulling m., 12 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 1 brewery, 1 pottery, 20 grist m., 44 saw m., 1 oil m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $49,595. 119 sch. 4,449 scholars. Population, 20,852.

Morgan, County, la. Situated a little s. w. of the centre of the state, and contains 453 sq. ms. Drained by the w. fork of White r. and its branches. White r. is navigable. The surface is rolling or hilly; soil, very fertile. Capital, Martinsville. There were in 1840, cattle 10,964, sheep 12,871, swine 36,231; wheat 49,217 bush, produced, rye 1,078, Ind. corn 475,753, oats 78,757, sugar 36,222 pounds; 15 stores, cap. $54,750; 1 woolen fac, 6 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 2 potteries, 5 flouring m., 8 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $39,400. 53 sch. 2,050 scholars. Pop. 10,741.

Morgan, County, Ill. Situated a little e. of the centre of the state, and contains 510 sq. ms. Illinois r. runs on its w. border. Drained by Indian, Mauvaiseterre, Apple, and Sandy creeks, which afford water power. The surface is divided into timber and prairie lands; soil, fertile and well cultivated. It is destined to be one of the richest agricultural counties in the state. Capital, Jacksonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 19,558, sheep 13,037, swine 33,568; wheat 60,881 bush, produced, rye 3,722, Indian corn 799,210, barley 8,130, oats 96,227, Potatoes 31,111, tobacco 1,200 pounds; 47 stores, cap. $201,950; 5 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 20 grist m., 16 saw m., 1 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 1 bindery, 1 weekly and 1 periodical newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $65,738. 1 college, 35 students, 6 acad. 222 students, 60 sch. 1,752 scholars. Pop. 19,547.

Morgan, County, Mo. Situated in the central part of the state, and contains 792 sq. ms. The surface consists of woodland and prairie; soil, on the streams, fertile. It contains some minerals. Drained by the s. fork of La Mine r., Moreau cr., and branches of Osage r. Capital, Versailles. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,954, sheep 3,913, swine 17,487; wheat 9,225 bush, produced, Ind. corn 163,420, oats 27,632, Potatoes 7,177 tobacco 17,831 pounds, cotton 954, sugar 2,135; 7 stores, cap. $24,500; 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 8 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac; $950. 1 acad. 30 students, 5 sch. 121 scholars.; Pop. whites 3,891, slaves 512, free col'd 4; total, 14,407.

Morgan, t., Orleans co., Vt., 50 n. e. Montpelier, 15 n. n. e. Irasburg. Surface moderately uneven; soil, fertile. Watered by a head branch of Clyde r. Seymour's lake, 4 ms. long and 2 wide, in the central part of the t., discharges its waters to the s. through Echo pond, into Clyde r. Chartered in 1780. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 4 sch. 75 scholars. Pop. 422.

Morgan, t., Greene co., Pa. It has 2 stores, cap. $8,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 2 distilleries, 5 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufactures $27,170. 5 sch. 125 scholars. Pop. 1,094.

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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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