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Nacoochee, p-o., Habersham co., Ga., 155 n. Milledgeville, 611 W.

Nahant, Lynn t., Essex co., Mass., 5 s. e. Lynn hotel, 9 s. Salem, 14 n. e. Boston. It is a peninsula in Massachusetts bay, connected with the main land by a delightful beach, or narrow isthmus of sand, so compact as not to receive the imprint of a horse's hoof, or of a carriage wheel, a mile and a half in length, just high enough to prevent the waves from flowing over it. The peninsula consists of 2 parts, called Great Nahant and Little Nahant, connected by Bass neck. Little Nahant, the inner portion, contains 42 acres, 17 of which are in good cultivation. Great Nahant, the outer portion, is 2 ms. long, and, in some places, half a mile wide, containing 463 acres. The surface is uneven, rising from 40 to 100 feet above the level of the sea. The shores generally consist of precipitous rocks, rising from 20 to 60 feet above the tide, with a great depth of water below. In some places, however, are beautiful beaches. The roar of the ocean against the rocks is sometimes tremendous. A spacious stone hotel, containing nearly 100 rooms, is erected near the e. extremity. There are other boarding-houses in the vicinity, and about 20 beautiful cottages, the summer residences of gentlemen of fortune. Nahant is much frequented for health and pleasure. A steamboat plies between this place and Boston, and stages run frequently in the watering season.

Nahunta, p-o., and depot of Wayne co., N. C., 61 s. e. Raleigh, 271 W. Situated on the Roanoke and Wilmington railroad.

Namasket, r., Mass., unites with Bridgewater r. in Taunton.

Namozine, p-o., Amelia co., Va., 41 s. w. Richmond, 160 W.

Nanafalia, p-o., Marengo co., Ala., 100 s. by w. Tuscaloosa, 912 W. Situated on the e. side of Tombigbee r., 1 mile from the bluff and landing.

Nane Warrior, p-o., Winston co., Miss., 104 n. e. Jackson, 966 W.

Nanjemoy Bay, a small opening on the e. side of the Potomac, at the great bend above Port Tobacco.

Nanjemoy, p-v., Charles co., Md., 88 s. w. Annapolis, 43 W. Situated at the head of the bay of the same name. It is a place of some trade.

Nankin, p-v., Orange t., Richland co., O., 83 n. by e. Columbus, 372 W. It contains 2 stores and several dwellings.

Nankin, p-t., Wayne co., Mich., 20 w. Detroit, 534 W. Watered by branches of Rouge r. It has 3 stores, 1 pottery, 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,100. 9 sch. 405 scholars. Pop. 1,109.

Nansemond, r., Va., rises in the Dismal swamp, and enters, by a wide estuary, into Hampton roads. It is navigable over 20 miles, to Suffolk, for vessels of 100 tons.

Nansemond, County, Va. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 444 square ms. Drained by branches of Nansemond r. It contains a part of the Dismal swamp, and from Lake Drummond, in this swamp, there is a navigable feeder, 5 miles long, to the Dismal Swamp canal. Much of the soil is fertile. Capital, Suffolk. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,293, sheep 4,340, swine 23,287; wheat 5,351 bush. produced, Ind. corn 315,672, oats 34,514, potatoes 80,208, cotton 153,640 pounds; 42 stores, cap. $157,020; 5 lumber yards, cap. $27,000; 1 cotton fac. 1,040 sp., 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 17 grist m., 6 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $69,620. 4 acad. 154 students, 13 sch. 270 scholars. Pop. whites 4,858, slaves 4,530, free col'd 1,407; total, 10,795.

Nantasket Road, Mass., one of the main entrances into Boston harbor, s. of the light-house. It affords good anchorage, with 5 or 6 fathoms of water.

Nanticoke, r., Del. and Md., rises in Sussex co., Del., and flows s. w., and after entering Md., receives Marshy Hope r., which rises in Kent co., Del. The united stream flows into Fishing bay, a branch of Chesapeake bay, by a wide estuary.

Nanticoke, t., Broome co., N. Y., 14 n. w. Binghamton. The surface is undulating; soil, well adapted to grass. Drained by Nanticoke cr., which flows into the Susquehanna r. It has 4 saw m., 6 sch. 153 scholars. Pop. 400.

Nanticoke, p-o., Luzerne co., Pa., 120 n. e. Harrisburg, 224 W.

Nanticoke, hundred, Sussex co., Del. It has 7 stores, cap. $4,720; 1 forge, 5 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,340. 1 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 1,978.

Nanticoke Falls, Pa., in the Susquehanna r., 8 ms. below Wilkesbarre, where it pierces a mountain in the n. part of Newport t. A dam is erected here for feeding the North Branch canal, which supplies a vast quantity of surplus water, and affords great water power. Page 439 Nanticoke Springs, p-v., Nanticoke t., Broome co., N. Y., 142 w. s. w. Albany, 301 W. Here is a sulphur spring, much resorted to. It contains a hotel for the accommodation of visiters, and several dwellings.

Nantucket, Island and County, Mass., 10 e. Martha's Vineyard, 30 s. Cape Cod. It is situated in the Atlantic ocean, and is 15 ms. long, with an average breadth of 4 ms., containing 50 sq. ms. Some of the soil is very productive, but most of it is sandy and sterile. The land is chiefly held in common, and a large number of sheep and cows are fed on the common. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in navigation, and particularly in the whale fishery. The s. part of the island is a plain, elevated not more than 25 feet above the level of the ocean. On the n. part the land rises in hills about 40 feet high, but one peak is 80 feet high. Nantucket with a few small adjoining islands, constitutes Nantucket co. On the s. e. of the island are Nantucket shoals, 50 ms. long and 45 wide, where numerous vessels have been wrecked. There were in 1840, neat cattle 528, sheep 7,500, swine, 278; wheat 91 bush. produced, Ind. corn 521, barley 374, oats 354, potatoes 4,525; 33 stores, cap. $142,000; cap. invested in fisheries, $2,826,000; 1 fulling m., 2 woolen fac., 4 rope fac., 3 grist m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly, 1 semi-weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $1,181,411. 5 acad. 630 students, 28 sch. 2,060 scholars. Pop. 9,012.

Nantucket, p-v., capital of Nantucket co., Mass., 119 s. s. e. Boston, 500 W. Situated on the n. side of the island, at the bottom of the bay. It has an excellent harbor, which is nearly land-locked, by 2 projecting points of beach, about three fourths of a mile apart, on one of which, denominated Brant Point, is a light-house. Nearly 2 ms. n. of the harbor is a bar, with 9 feet of water. About 150 vessels belong to the port, navigated by about 2,000 men and boys. The v. is compactly built, mostly with wood houses, and narrow streets. It contains 9 churches--1 Congregational, 1 Unitarian, 2 Friends, 1 Methodist Episcopal, 1 Methodist Reformed, 1 Episcopal, and 2 African, 1 of them Baptist--3 banks, 2 insurance companies, an athenaeum, with a library of over 2,000 volumes, and a fine museum, and the Coffin school, founded by Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin of the British navy, in 1827, who bequeathed to it a building, and a fund of 2,500 pounds sterling, in consequence of the fact, that most of the inhabitants were more or less remotely related to him. There is a daily communication with New Bedford, by steamboat. Tonnage, 1840, 31,915.

Napier, t., Bedford co., Pa. It has 1 store, cap. $3,500; 2 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 1 powder m., 1 pottery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly paper, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $12,600. 4 sch. 139 scholars. Pop. 2,468.

Napierville, p-v., capital of Du Page co., Ill., 176 n. n. e. Springfield, 745 W. Situated e. of the W. Fork of Dupage r., and contains 4 stores, 1 saw m., 1 grist m., 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Naples, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 66 s. w. Augusta, 569 W. Incorporated in 1834. Watered by Crooked and Saugo rivers, and portions of Long and Brandy ponds. A boatable communication extends from Long pond, Saugo r., and Brandy pond to Sebago pond, whence a canal extends to Portland. It has 7 sch. 254 scholars. Pop. 758.

Naples, p-t., Ontario co., N. Y., 18 s. Canandaigua, 220 w. Albany, 325 Albany. The surface is hilly; soil, clay loam. Drained by inlets of Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes. The v. is situated on the inlet of Canandaigua lake, and contains 1 Presbyterian, 1 Congregational, and 1 Methodist church, 7 stores, 1 woollen fac., 3 flouring m., 3 saw m., 2 clothiers' works, 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 furnace, 2 cabinet and chair fac., 125 dwellings, and about 1,000 inhabitants. There are in the t. 7 stores, cap. $29,000; 3 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 3 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $43,720. 14 sch. 665 scholars. Pop. 2,345.

Naples, p-v., Gwinnett co., Ga., 91 n. w. Milledgeville, 662 W.

Naples, p-v., Scott co., Ill., 56 w. Springfield, 834 W. Situated on Illinois r., 2 ms. above the mouth of Mauvaiseterre r. It contains several stores, 3 steam mills, and about 100 dwellings. It has an extensive trade, and many steamboat arrivals and departures.

Napoleon, p-t., capital of Henry co., O., 154 n. w. Columbus, 485 W. The v. is situated on the n. bank of Maumee r., and contains a court house, and several dwellings. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $9,000; 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 2 sch. 69 scholars. Pop. 615.

Napoleon, p-t., Jackson co., Mich., 66 w. Detroit, 542 W. It has 3 stores, cap. $9,000; 1 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $23,000. 1 acad. 86 students, 2 sch. 131 scholars. Pop. 1,098.

Napoleon, p-v., Gallatin co., Ky., 51 n. Frankfort, 528 W.

Napoleon, p-v., Ripley co., Ia., 59 s. e. Indianapolis, 542 W. It contains 1 store, 1 tannery, several mechanic shops, and about 100 inhabitants.

Napoleon, p-v., Chicot co., Ark., 148 s. e. Little Rock, 1,087 W. Situated on the w. bank of the Mississippi, at the entrance of Arkansas r.

Napoli, p-t., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 308 w. by s. Albany, 341 W. The surface is elevated and rolling; soil, fertile. Drained by Coldspring cr. It has 1 store, cap. $2,000; 1 tannery, 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,300. 7 sch. 316 scholars. Pop. 1,145.

Naponoch, v., Wawarsing t., Ulster co., N. Y. Situated on Rondout cr., half a mile w. of the Delaware and Hudson canal, and contains 1 church, 2 stores, 2 tanneries, 1 edge tool fac., 1 grist m., 70 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants. The falls in the cr. here afford a great water power.

Narraganset Bay, R. I. This beautiful body of water sets up from the Atlantic, between Point Judith on the w., and Seaconnet rocks on the e., and is 28 ms. long, and from 3 to 12 broad. It receives Providence and Pawtucket rivers in its n. w. part, Taunton r. in its n. e. part, and Pawtuxet r. on its w. side. It contains a number of beautiful and fertile islands, of which the chief are Rhode Island, Canonicut and Prudence. It is accessible at all seasons, has some fine harbors, and is the best naval station in the United States.

Narragaugus, v. and bay, Washington co., Me. The r. enters the bay in its n. w. part, and the bay contains several islands, has a broad and open mouth, and has Pleasant bay on the e.

Narragaugus, p-o., Washington co., Me., 124 E. Augusta, 706 W.

Narrowsburg, p-o., Lumberland t., Sullivan co., N. Y., 141 s. w. Albany, 283 W.

Narrow's Mills, p-o., Union co., Pa., 85 n. Harrisburg, 194 W.

Narrows, New York harbor, lying between Long Island on the e., and Staten Island on the Page 440 w., about 1 mile wide, strongly defended by forts on each side. It forms the entrance from the lower bay into the harbor.  

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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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