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North Newburg, p-o, Newburg t., Penobscot co., Me., 52 n. e. Augusta, 647 W.

North Newburg, p-o., Newburg t., Geauga co., O., 163 n. e. Columbus, 337 W.

North Newport, p-o., Newport t., Penobscot co., Me., 67 n. n. e. Augusta, 662 W.

North New Portland, p-o., New Portland t, Somerset co., Me, 56 n. n. w. Augusta, 650 W.

North New Salem, p-o., New Salem t., Franklin co., Mass., 78 Boston, 408 W.

North Norway, p-o., Norway t., Oxford co., Me., 50 w. by s. Augusta, 594 W.

North Norwich, p-o., Norwich t., Chenango co., N. Y, 108 w. Albany, 342 W.

North Norwich, p-o., Norwich t, Huron co., O., 90 n. Columbus, 404 W.

North Orwell, p-o., Bradford co., Pa., 147 n. n. e. Harrisburg.

North Oxford, p-v., Oxford t., Worcester co., Mass., 51 w. by s. Boston, 391 W.

North Palermo, p-o., Palermo t., Waldo co., Me., 23 e. n. e. Augusta, 618 W.

North Paris, p-o., Paris t., Oxford co., Me., 45 w. by s. Augusta, 599 W.

North Parsonsfield, p-o., Parsonsfield t., York co., Me., 85 w. s. w. Augusta, 540 W.

North Penobscot, p-o., Penobscot, t., Hancock co., Me., 66 e. by n. Augusta, 662 W.

North Perry, p-o., Perry t., Lake co., O., 182 n. e. Columbus, 356 W.

North Perryburg, p-o., Perryburg t., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 302 w. by s. Albany, 358 W.

North Plympton, p-o., Plympton t., Plymouth co., Mass., 38 s. s. e. Boston, 439 W.

Northport, p-t., Waldo co., Me., 50 e. Augusta, 643 W. Situated on the w. side of Penobscot r. and Belfast bay. It contains several ponds. The soil is fertile. It has facilities for navigation, carries on ship building, and has considerable navigation employed in the coasting trade. It has 4 stores, cap. $4,525; 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $125. 8 sch. Pop. 1,207.

Northport, p-v., Huntington t., Suffolk co., N. Y., 195 s. s. e. Albany, 275 W. It contains 1 church, 1 grist m., and about 20 dwellings.

Northport, p-v., Tuscaloosa co., Ala. Situated on the n. w. side of Black Warrior r., and 1 n. w. Tuscaloosa, 819 W.

North Pownall, p-o., Pownall t., Cumberland co., Me., 45 s. w. Augusta, 566 W.

North Prospect, p-o., Prospect t., Waldo co., Me., 56 e. n. e. Augusta, 650 W.

North Providence, t., Providence co., R. I. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, gravelly, sandy, and calcareous loam, productive in grass, some kinds of grain, vegetables and fruits. Seekonk r. runs on its e. border, and Wanasquatucket r. on its w. border. Watered also by Mashasuck r. All these streams afford water power. The v. of Pawtucket, on Seekonk r., is a large manufacturing place, and is partly in Massachusetts, being on the line between the 2 states. It is one of the most considerable manufacturing villages in the country. The t. was incorporated in 1767, and contains 30 stores, cap. $65,700; 1 lumber yard, cap. $15,000; 2 furnaces, 2 fulling m., 20 cotton fac. 30,000 sp., 2 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 1 bindery, 1 weekly newspaper, 5 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $319,500. 2 acad. 80 students, 8 sch. 265 scholars. Pop. 4,207.

North Raisinville, p-o., Raisinville t., Monroe co., Mich., 47 s. w. Detroit, 496 W.

North Raymond, p-o., Raymond t., Cumberland co., Me., 66 s. w. Augusta, 569 W.

North Reading, p-v., Reading t., Middlesex co., Mass., 15 n. Boston, 455 W. Situated on n. side of Ipswich r., and contains 2 churches--1 Baptist, 1 Congregational.

North Reading, p-o., Reading t., Steuben co., N. Y., 195 w. by s. Albany, 314 W.

North Ridgeville, p-o., Ridgeville t., Lorain co., O., 120 n. n. e. Columbus, 378 W.

North Ridgeway, p-o., Ridgeway t., Orleans co., N. Y.

North River, N. Y. (See Hudson r.)

North River, Mass., flows in Plymouth co., and is navigable for vessels of 300 tons, 18 ms. to Pembroke. It enters Massachusetts bay through an estuary between Marshfield and Scituate.

North River Meeting House, p-o., Hampshire co., Va., 183 n. n. w. Richmond, 111 W.

North River Mills, p-o., Hampshire co., Va., 172 n. n. w. Richmond, 100 W.

North Rochester, p-v., Rochester t., Plymouth co., Mass., 48 s. s. e. Boston, 435 W.

North Rochester, p-o., Lorain co., O., 101 n. n. e. Columbus, 396 W.

North Royalton, p-o., Royalton t., Cuyahoga co., O., 136 Columbus, 366 W.

North Salem, p-o., Salem t., Rockingham co., N. H., 45 s. s. e. Concord, 462 W.

North Salem, p-t., Westchester co., N. Y., 24 n. White Plains, 113 s. Albany, 281 W. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, gravelly and clay loam. Drained by Titicus cr., a branch of Croton r., which bounds it on the w. The v. contains 3 churches--1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Universalist--3 stores, 1 paper m., 1 grist m., 1 clothier's works, 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 1 acad. 48 students, 5 sch. 87 scholars. Pop. 1,161.

North Salem, p-v., Hendricks co., Ia., 30 w. Indianapolis, 601 W.

North Sandwich, p-v., Sandwich t., Carroll co., N. H., 56 n. Concord, 537 W.

North Sandwich, p-v., Sandwich t, Barnstable co., Mass., 60 s. Boston, 453 W. It contains a Methodist church, and several dwellings.

North Scituate, p-v., Scituate t., Plymouth co., Mass., 25 s. e. Boston, 456 W.

North Scituate, p-v., Scituate t., Providence co., R. I., 10 w. Providence, 392 W.

North Searsmont, p-v., Searsmont t., Waldo co., Me., 39 e. Augusta, 625 W.

North Sewickly, p-t., Beaver co., Pa., 233 w. by n. Harrisburg, 263 W. The surface is rolling; soil, calcareous loam. Drained by Slippery Rock and Conequenessing creeks, which unite in this t., and flow into Beaver river. It has 4 stores, cap. $7,000; 2 tanneries, 8 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,900. 9 sch. 354 scholars. Pop. 2,992.

North Sheldon, p-o., Sheldon t., Wyoming co., N. Y., 267 w. Albany, 365 W.

North Shore, p-o, Castleton t., Richmond co., N. Y, 153 s. by w. Albany, 231 W. Situated in the v. of Factoryville, which see.

North Smithfield, p-v, Bradford co., Pa, 153 n. Harrisburg, 263 W.

North Somers, p-o.. Somers t, Tolland co., Ct, 25 n. e. Hartford, 361 W.

North Sparta, p-o, Sparta t., Livingston co., N. Y, 238 w. Albany, 339 W.

North Spencer, p-v., Spencer t., Worcester co., Mass., 53 w. Boston, 408 W. It has a Baptist church.

North Springfield, p-o., Springfield t., Windsor co., Vt., 74 s. by e. Montpelier, 462 W.

North Springfield, p-o., Springfield t., Summit co., O., 130 n. e. Columbus, 324 W.

North Stamford, p-v., Stamford t., Fairfield co., Ct., 78 s. w. Hartford, 269 W. Situated on Page 484 the w. side of Mill r., and contains a Congregational church.

North Stephentown, p-o., Stephentown t., Rensselaer co., N. Y., 35 s. e. Albany, 380 W.

North Sterling, p-o., Sterling t., Cayuga co., N. Y., 174 w. n. w. Albany, 367 W.

North Stonington, p-t., New London co., Ct., 53 n. e. Hartford, 368 W. The surface is uneven; soil, gravelly loam, and adapted to grazing. Watered by Pawcatuck r. and its branches, which afford water power. The v. called Milltown, on a branch of Pawcatuck river, contains 2 churches--1 Congregational and 1 Baptist--5 stores, and about 30 dwellings. There are 2 other Baptist churches in the t. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $8,500; 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,710. 1 acad. 15 students, 13 sch. 544 scholars. Pop. 2,269.

North Strabane, t., Washington co., Pa. The surface is hilly; soil, loam. Drained by Chartier's cr. and Little Chartier's cr., which unite on the n. boundary. It has 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,700. 6 sch. 300 scholars. Pop. 1,207. North Sudbury, p-v., Sudbury t., Middlesex co., Mass., 20 w. by n. Boston, 439 W.

North Sunderland, p-v., Sunderland t., Franklin co., Mass., 87 w. Boston, 393 W.

North Swansea, p-v., Swansea t., Bristol co., Mass., 51 s. by w. Boston, 409 W.

North Troy, p-o., Troy t., Orleans co., Vt., 60 n. Montpelier, 576 W.

North Truro, p-v., Truro t., Barnstable co., Mass., 116 s. e. Boston, 517 W.

North Turner, p-o., Turner t., Oxford co., Me., 25 w. s. w. Augusta, 591 W.

North Turner Bridge, p-o., Turner t., Oxford co., Me., 21 w. s. w. Augusta, 595 W.

Northumberland, County, Pa. Situated near the centre of the state, on the e. side of Susquehanna r., and contains 440 sq. ms. The surface is mountainous and rocky, excepting along the r., where the soil is fertile. Watered by Susquehanna r., and its main and some minor branches. Capital, Sunbury. There were in 1840, neat 11,623, sheep 17,409, swine 18,865; wheat 227,227 bush. produced, rye 141,016, Ind. corn 165,799, buckwheat 54,542, barley 558, oats 160,190, potatoes 115,985, tobacco 27,305 pounds; 55 stores, cap. $199,800; 17 tanneries, 14 distilleries, 1 brewery, 6 potteries, 3 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper, 29 grist m., 28 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $223,660. 61 sch. 2,854 scholars. Pop. 20,027.

Northumberland, County, Va. Situated in the e. part of the state, on Chesapeake bay, which bounds it on the e. It contains 240 sq. ms. It has the mouth of the Potomac r. on the n. e. Drained by small streams which enter the Potomac, and Wicomico r., which flows into the Chesapeake. Capital, Heathsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,300, sheep 4,057, swine 12,035; wheat 28,038 bushels produced, Indian corn 178,972, oats 54,594, potatoes 20,336, cotton 11,808 pounds, sugar 45,120; 17 stores, cap. $56,150; 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 23 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,250. 4 acad. 106 students, 8 sch. 180 scholars. Pop. whites 4,034, slaves 3,243, free col'd 647; total, 7,924.

Northumberland, p-t., Coos co., N. H., 107 n. Concord, 568 W. Connecticut r. bounds it on the w., along which is extensive bottom land, very fertile. An abrupt mountain, 1,000 feet in height, lies in the w. part of the t. Watered by Upper Ammonoosuck r. and its branches. Below the entrance of this r. are falls in Connecticut r., where is a bridge, which leads to Guildhall, Vt., and a dam, which affords great water power. At this place is a considerable village. The t. was incorporated in 1779. It has 2 stores, cap. $3,500; 1 tannery, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,400. 5 sch. 122 scholars. Pop. 399.

Northumberland, p-t., Saratoga co., N. Y., 15 e. Ballston Spa., 38 n. Albany, 408 W. The surface is generally level; soil, sandy loam. Watered by Hudson r., which flows on its e. border. It has 4 stores, cap. $10,000; 2 fulling m., 1 woollen fac., 1 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $36,600. 6 sch. 198 scholars. Pop. 1,672.

Northumberland, p-b., Northumberland co., Pa., 59 n. Harrisburg, 169 W. Situated at the confluence of the e. and w. branches of Susquehanna r. A bridge across the e. branch connects it with Sunbury. The Shamoken dam across the river here is 9½ feet high above the bottom of the r., and 2,783 feet long, with a chute 64 feet wide, and 650 feet long. The b. contains 3 churches--1 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist, and 1 German Reformed--an academy, a market house, town house of brick, a bank; 6 stores, cap. $16,100. Cap. in manufac. $5,150. 3 sch. 190 scholars. Pop. 928. Incorporated in 1828. The Susquehanna and North and West Branch canals meet here. It has an extensive trade.

North Vassalborough, p-o., Vassalborough t., Kennebec co., Me., 18 n. by e. Augusta, 613 W.

Northville, p-v., Plymouth co., Mass.

Northville, p-v., New Milford t., Litchfield co., Ct., 47 w. by s. Hartford, 312 W.

Northville, p-o., Northampton t., Fulton co., N. Y., 55 n. w. Albany, 424 W.

Northville, p-v., Erie co., Pa., 285 n. w. by w. Harrisburg, 358 W.

Northville, p-v., Wayne co., Mich., 28 w. n. w. Detroit, 534 W. Situated on the w. side of the w. branch of Rouge r., at the junction of the outlet of Walled lake. It contains 3 churches--1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist--4 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 furnace, 1 cloth-dressing works, and about 250 inhabitants, and has an extensive water power.

Northville, p-v., La Salle co., Ill., 152 n. n. e. Springfield, 781 W.

North Wakefield, p-o., Wakefield t., Strafford co., N. H., 50 n. e. Concord.

North Wardsborough, p-o., Wardsborough t., Windham co., Vt., 117 s. Montpelier, 444 W.

North Washington, p-v., Washington t., Westmoreland co., Pa., 189 w. Harrisburg, 214 W. It contains 1 store and about 12 or 15 dwellings.

Northwest Bridgewater, p-o., Plymouth co., Mass., 19 s. Boston, 432 W.

Northwest River Bridge, p-o., Norfolk co., Va., 130 s. e. Richmond, 255 W. Situated on a small stream flowing into Currituck sound.

North Wethersfield, p-o., Wethersfield t., Wyoming co., N. Y., 256 w. Albany, 371 W.

Northwest Fork, hundred, Sussex co., Del. It has 17 stores, cap. $38,100; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $20,330. 1 acad. 25 students, 5 sch. 231 scholars. Pop. 3,187.

North Weymouth, p-v., Weymouth t., Norfolk co., Mass., 12 s. s. e. Boston, 452 W.

North White Creek, p-v., White Creek t., Washington co., N. Y., 36 n. e. Albany, 406 W. It contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 5 stores, 1 carriage fac., 70 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants.

North Whitefield, p-o., Whitefield t., Lincoln co., Me., 16 s. e. Augusta, 604 W.

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North Whitehall, p-t., Lehigh co., Pa., 95  e. n. e. Harrisburg, 188 W. The surface is level; soil, a fertile calcareous loam, well cultivated. Drained by Coply and Jordan creeks, and small tributaries of Lehigh r. It contains 2 churches, and has 8 stores, cap. $30,200; 5 tanneries, 13 distilleries, 7 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,200. 7 sch. 260 scholars. Pop. 2,324.

North Wilna, p-o., Wilna t., Jefferson co., N. Y.

North Wilton, p-o., Wilton t., Franklin co., Me., 38 w. n. w. Augusta, 616 W.

North Windham, p-o., Windham t., Cumberland co., Me., 53 s. w. Augusta, 556 W.

North Windham, p-v., Windham t., Windham co., Ct., 35 e. by s. Hartford, 363 W. It contains 1 Baptist church, 2 cotton fac., and several dwellings.

North Wolfborough, p-o., Wolfborough t., Carroll co., N. H., 42 n. e. Concord, 523 W.

North Woodstock, p-v., Woodstock t., Windham co., Ct., 42 e. n. e. Hartford, 378 W. Situated on a small branch of Quinnebaug r., and contains 2 Congregational churches and several neat dwellings.

Northwood, t., Rockingham co., N. H., 20 e. Concord. It has 6 ponds, some of which give rise to Isinglass and Suncook rivers. Lamprey r. also rises in this t. The surface is elevated; soil, adapted to grazing. First settled in 1763. It has 6 stores, cap. $6,500; 2 saw m., 8 sch. 435 scholars. Pop. 1,172.

North Wrentham. p-o., Wrentham t., Norfolk co., Mass., 28 s. by w. Boston, 425 W.

North Yarmouth, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 10 n. Portland, 40 s. w. Augusta, 555 W. A small r. flows across it, which affords water power. Casco bay bounds it on the s. e., affording facilities for navigation. It has considerable shipping engaged in the coasting trade and the fisheries. It contains 4 churches--3 Congregational and 1 Baptist--and an academy. It has 15 stores, cap. $12,000; 2 fulling m., 5 tanneries, 3 potteries, 3 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufactures §4,800. 1 acad. 265 students, 18 sch. 1,100 scholars. Pop. 2,824.

North Yarmouth Centre, p-o., North Yarmouth t., Cumberland co., Me., 48 s. w. Augusta, 557 W.

Norton, p-t., Bristol co., Mass., 33 s. Boston, 428 W. Incorporated in 1711, having previously belonged to Taunton. The soil is fertile. It is watered by Rumford, Cocasset, and Canoe rivers, branches of Taunton r., which afford good water power. It has 9 stores, cap. $7,450; 1 furnace, 4 cotton fac. 1,964 sp., 1 tannery, 3 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $287,502. 1 acad. 100 students, 11 sch. 377 scholars. Pop. 1,545.

Norton, p-v., Marlborough t., Delaware co., O., 34 n. Columbus, 418 W. Situated on the w. side of Olentangy or Whetstone r. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, several mechanics, and 6 or 8 dwellings.

Norton, t., Summit co., O. Drained by Hudson's run and Wolf cr., which afford water power, tributaries of the Tuscarawas r., which crosses its s. e. corner. The Ohio canal crosses it, along the Tuscarawas r. It has 7 sch. 263 scholars. Pop. 1,479.

Norton, t., Ottawa co., Mich. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,000. Pop. 98.

Nortonsville, p-o., Albemarle Co., Va., 105 w. n. w. Richmond, 124 W.

Norvell, p-o., Jackson Co., Mich.

Norwalk, r., Ct., a small r., which enters Long Island sound, at Norwalk.

Norwalk, p-t., Fairfield co., Ct., 68 s. w. Hartford, 269 W. Long Island sound bounds it on the s. The surface is uneven; soil, very fertile. The v. is situated on both sides of Norwalk r., over which is a bridge. Vessels drawing 6 feet of water come up to the bridge. It was chartered as a borough in 1836, and contains 2 churches--1 Congregational and 1 Episcopal--a bank, 26 stores, 2 printing offices, each issuing a weekly newspaper, and over 100 dwellings. The v. of South Norwalk is 1½ mile s. of the borough, on the w. side of the cr. It constitutes the landing place of the steamboats which ply to New York, and has considerable manufactures, particularly of hats. Carpets are made in this t., without spinning or weaving, consisting of felting, and is a neat and durable article. The t. was burned by the British, under Gov. Tryon, on July 17th, 1779. There are in the t. 24 stores, cap. $73,800; 2 tanneries, 2 potteries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $85,050. 2 acad. 67 students, 9 schools 927 scholars. Pop. 3,863.

Norwalk, p-t., capital of Huron co., O., 99 n. by e. Columbus, 392 W. The soil is very fertile. The v. has an elevated situation, and contains 4 churches--1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, 1 Baptist, 1 Presbyterian--a Methodist seminary, or high school, an insurance company, a public library and reading room, a steam paper m. and grist m., 2 printing offices, issuing each a weekly newspaper, about 200 dwellings, and about 1,800 inhabitants. There are in the t. 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,100. 12 sch. 469 scholars. Pop. 2,613.

Norway, p-t., Oxford co., Me., 44 w. by s. Augusta, 588 W. It contains a large pond, which discharges its waters into Little Androscoggin r. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Incorporated in 1797. It has 4 stores, cap. $2,900; 2 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,750. 1 academy, 682 scholars in schools. Pop. 1,786.

Norway, p-t., Herkimer co., N. Y., 86 w. n. w. Albany, 411 W. The surface is hilly; soil, sandy loam and clay, well adapted to grass. Drained by tributaries of West Canada creek. The v. contains 3 churches--1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Baptist. The t. has 2 stores, cap. $8,200; 1 fulling m., 1 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,830. 8 sch. 295 scholars. Pop. 1,046.

Norwegian, t., Schuylkill co., Pa. The surface is hilly and mountainous, and it is an important centre of the coal mines and trade. Watered by Schuylkill r. and its branches. It has 14 stores, cap. $27,800; 1 powder m., 1 flouring m., 14 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $28,100. 8 sch. 302 scholars. Pop. 3,812.

Norwich, p-t., Windsor co., Vt., 46 s. s. e. Montpelier, 490 W. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile, adapted to grain, grazing, and fruit. Connecticut r. runs on its e. border, across which is a bridge, connecting it with Hanover, N. H. Watered by Ompompanoosuc r., Bloody brook, and Smalley's brook, which afford water power. The v. is pleasantly situated on a plain, and contains a Congregational church, an academy, and a number of handsome dwellings. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $28,000; 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $300. 1 college, 70 students, 1 acad. 70 students, 20 sch. 747 scholars. Pop. 2,218.

Norwich, p-t., Hampshire co., Mass., 104 w. Boston, 381 W. It has 1 store, cap. $600; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,600. 8 sch. 225 scholars. Pop. 750.

Norwich, city, and semi-capital of New London co., Ct., is situated at the head of navigation Page 486 on Thames r., in 41° 33' n. lat., and 72° 7' w. lon., 13 n. New London, 39 s. e. Hartford, 38 s. w. Providence, R. I., 50 n. e. New Haven, 357 W. Pop. 1830, city, 3,144; total in t. 5,179; 1840, city, 4,200; t., excepting the city, 3,039; total, 7,239. It consists of 3 parts--Chelsea Landing, or Norwich City, the Town, and Westville, formerly called Bean Hill. Norwich City, or the Landing, is situated on the point of land between the Shetucket and Yantic rivers, which here unite to form the Thames. The site is singularly romantic, on the steep declivity of a high hill, which causes the streets to rise above each other like terraces, and the houses in the rear to overlook those in front. The t., 2 miles n. w., is on a pleasant valley, surrounded by hills, which on the e. rise rapidly from the street, and afford commanding situations for dwellings. In the centre of the place is a large triangular public ground, or square, surrounded by houses and stores, on which fronts the principal church. Between the landing and town is a beautiful plain, which furnishes fine situations for elegant residences. In the n. w. part of the city, on the road to Hartford, is Westville, which contains a number of pleasant dwellings and several manufacturing establishments. Within the city are a court house, jail, town hall, 4 banks, 2 insurance companies, a high school for boys, a female academy, and 7 churches--2 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, 2 Methodist, and 1 Unitarian. A cove sets up about a mile from the Thames, over the mouth of which is a bridge. At the head of this cove, the Yantic r. enters it by a singularly romantic cataract, affording a fine site for mills and manufactories. The village around it is called Yanticville. In the rocks which form the bed of the cataract will often be found circular perpendicular holes, 5 or 6 feet deep, evidently formed by a stone or stones whirled round within them by the force of the water. These holes are so regular as to appear like a work of art, and are a curiosity. From a high projecting rock, which overhangs the foot of these falls, the Mohegan Indians formerly plunged to destruction, rather than to fall into the hands of the Narragansetts, who were pursuing them. A mile e. of the landing, on the Shetucket, is Greenville, a flourishing manufacturing v. Steamboats ply between Norwich and New York, and a railroad connects it with Worcester, Mass., and thence with Boston. There were in Norwich in 1840, 97 stores, with a capital of $337,000; 5 lumber yards, with a capital of $32,000; hardware produced to the amount of $50,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woollen fac., cap. $35,000; 1 cotton fac. 4,000 sp., cap. $100,000; 1 tannery, 1 pottery, 2 grist m., 1 oil m., 2 rope walks, 2 paper fac., 3 printing offices, 2 binderies, and 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $408,700. 3 acad. 71 students, 13 sch. 908 scholars. In the t., without the city limits, are 14 stores, cap. $36,000; 6 fulling m., 5 woollen fac., 1 cotton fac. with 4,626 sp., 1 tannery, 1 pottery, 11 grist m., 2 paper fac. Cap. in manufac. $453,500. 2 acad. 90 students, 11 sch. 871 scholars.  

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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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