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Pace's, p-o., Barren co., Ky., 124 s. w. Frankfort, 660 W.

Pacific Ocean, the, forms the w. boundary of the United States, and therefore deserves a passing notice in this work. It lies between Asia and America, having a breadth of over 10,000 miles. It was first navigated by Magellan, who entered it through the dangerous strait which bears his name; and, after entering it, in sailing for 3 months and 20 days without seeing land, until he arrived at the Ladrone Islands, enjoying an uninterrupted course of fine weather, he named it the Pacific Ocean, though it is not less exposed to storms, in many parts, than the Atlantic. From its apparent situation, on its first discovery, from the Isthmus of Darien, it obtained the name of the Great South Sea, but this name is now obsolete. It is generally divided into the n. and s. Pacific, the equator being the dividing line between them.

Packitta, p-v., Early co., Ga., 166 s. w. Milledgeville, 823 W.

Pack's Ferry, p-o., Monroe co., Va.

Pacolet, r., N. and S. C, rises in the Blue Ridge in N. C, and enters Broad r., in Union dist., S. C, at Pinkeyville.

Pactolus, p-o., Pitt co., N. C, 114 e. Raleigh, 300 W.

Paddock's Grove, p-o., Madison co., m., 67 s. Springfield, 801 W.

Paddy's Run, p-o., Morgan t., Butler co., O., 114 w. s. w. Columbus, 502 W.

Paddytown, p-v., Hampshire co., Va., 213 n. n. w. Richmond, 141 W. Situated on the Potomac r.

Paducah, p-v., capital of McCracken co., Ky., 284 w. s. w. Frankfort, 816 W. Situated on the s. bank of the Ohio r., immediately below the entrance of the Tennessee r. It contains a court house, 15 or 20 stores, and about 1,000 inhabitants.

Page, County, Va. Situated toward the n. e. part of the state, and contains 160 sq. ms. The Blue Ridge forms its e. boundary. Drained by the s. fork of Shenandoah r. The surface is generally hilly; soil, mostly fertile. Capital, Luray. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,300, sheep 5,223, swine 12,517; wheat 105,199 bushels produced, rye 29,8S6, Ind. corn 155 784, buckwheat 1,412, oats 29,166, potatoes 11 tobacco 6,588 pounds; 11 stores, cap. $99,000; 2 furnaces, 5 forges, 5 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 21 flouring m., 14 grist m., 40 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap in manufac. $86,785. 11 sch. 257 scholars. Pop. whites 5,195, slaves 781, free col'd 216; total, 6,194.

Pagesville, p-v., Newberry dist., S. C, 49 w. N. w. Columbia, 514 W.

Pahaquarry, t., Warren Co., N. J., 15 .n. Belvidere. It lies between Blue mountain and Delaware r., which bounds it w. and s. w. The surface is mountainous, excepting on the r., where it is fertile bottom land. The Delaware Water Gap, where the r. passes Blue mountain, is on its s. w. boundary. A road has been cut out of the mountain through the Gap, without which it which nearly impassable on the Jersey side. There are in the t. 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cp. in manufac. $10,900. Pop. 370.

Paincourtville, p-v., Assumption par., La., 81 w. New Orleans, 1,218.

Pain's Hollow, p-o., German Flats t., Herkimer co., N. Y., 74 w. n. w. Albany, 385 W.

Painsville, p-v., Amelia co., Va., 49 s. w Richmond, 166 W. It contains 1 Baptist church and about 60 inhabitants. In the vicinity are 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 2 stores, and a cotton fac.

Painsville, p-v., capital of Lake co., O., 30 E. Cleveland, 179 n. e. Columbus, 319 W. It is bounded by Lake Erie on the N. Drained by Grand r. It contains within its boundaries the small villages called cities of Fairport and Richmond, at the mouth of the r. The v. is situated near the centre, on a high bank of Grand r., and contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist, a banking house for the bank of Geauga, 25 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 furnace. Fairport, 2 ms. n., may be regarded as its port, where is a good harbor, and which is connected with Painsville by a railroad. There are in the t. 53 stores, cap. $41,100 : 1 furnace, 1 tannery, 2 printing offices, 1 weekly newspapers, 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,940. 1 acad. 120 students, 9 sch. 975 scholars. Pop. 2,580.

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Paint, t., Venango co., Pa. It has 1 furnace, 1 distillery, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,650. Pop. 491.

Paint, t., Somerset co., Pa. It has 1 fulling m., 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap in manufac. 1,650. Pop. 487.

Paint, cr., aw. branch of Scioto r., rises in Madison co. and enters the Scioto, 5 miles below Chilicothe. It is about 60 ms. long.

Paint, t., Holmes County, O. Watered by a ranch of Sugar cr. It has 1 grist m., 2 saw m. ap. in manufac. $6,810. Pop. 1,361.

Paint, t., Highland co., O. It has 6 sch. 410 scholars. Pop. 2,560.

Paint, t., Fayette co., O. It contains the village of Bloomingburg. The soil is fertile, adapted to grazing. It has 3 stores, cap. $30,000; 1 saw m., cap. $3,500. 9 sch. 360 scholars. Pop. 210.

Paint, t., Ross co., O. Watered on the w. and s. by Paint cr., and in the middle by Buckskin cr. Pop. 1,380.

Paint, t., Wayne co., O., 95 n. e. Columbus. It contains the villages of Mount Eaton and West Lebanon. It has 6 stores, cap. $9,800; 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,430. Pop. 1,610.

Paint Creek, p-o., Kanawha co., Va. Paint Creek, p-o., Floyd co., Ky., 160 e. s. Frankfort, 466 W.

Paint Creek, p-o., Washtenaw co., Mich., 36 Detroit, 511 W.

Painted Post, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 22 s. e. Bath, 210 w. s. w. Albany. The surface is hilly; soil, gravelly loam, highly productive on; streams. Here commences a navigable feeder of the Chemung canal. It has 2 stores, Cap. $7,000; 1 grist m., 27 saw m. Cap in manufac. $21,750. 1 acad. 120 students, 10 sch. 463 scholars. Pop. 1,674.

Painted Post, p-v., Erwin t., Steuben co., N, Y., 212 w. by s. Albany, 236 W. Situated at the junction of Conhocton and Tioga rivers, which here form Chemung r. It contains 1 Presbyterian Church, 8 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 plaster m., 1 tannery, 60 dwellings, and about 450 inhabitants. The falls in the r. here afford great water power. The New York and Erie railroad is laid through the place. It is on site of an ancient Indian burying ground, and drives its name from a painted post erected by then in memory of a distinguished chief, and the inhabitants have perpetuated a similar post on the same spot. Three ms. n. is a mineral spring some celebrity.

Painter's Cross Roads, p-o., Birmingham t., Delaware county, Pa., 80 e. by s. Harrisburg, 114 W.

Paint Lick, p-o., Garrard co., Ky., 62 s. s. e. Frankfort, 560 W

Palatine, p-t., Montgomery co., N. Y., 56 w. n. w. Albany, 390 W. The surface is hilly. On the n. side of the Mohawk is the promontory called "Anthony's Nose." The soil is generally fertile. Drained by Garoga creek flowing into the Mohawk, which bounds it on the s. The v. contains 1 Lutheran church, 1 store, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 plaster m., 1 lead pipe fac, and 12 or 15 dwellings. There are in the t. 2 stores, cap. $4,500; 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,500. 3 sch. 115 scholars. Pop. 2,823.

Palatine Bridge, p-v., Palatine t., Montgomery co., N. Y., 51 w. n. w. Albany, 394 W. Situated on the n. side of Mohawk r., opposite the v. of Canajoharie, with which it is connected by a bridge. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. Here is a fine quarry of building stone.

Palatine Hill, p-o., Monongalia co., Va., 277 n. w. Richmond, 210 W.

Palenville, p-o., Greene co., N. Y., 54 s. w Albany, 360 W.

Palermo, p-t., Waldo co., Me., 19 e. n. e. Augusta, 614 W. It contains a large pond, with which 3 smaller ones are connected, and the outlet forms a head branch of Sheepscot r. The surface is undulating; soil, fertile, adapted to grain. Incorporated in 1804. It has 2 stores, cap. $11,000; 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $19,000. 13 sch. 537 scholars. Pop. 1,534.

Palermo, p-t., Oswego co., N. Y., 15 s. e. Oswego, 157 w. n. w. Albany, 380 W. The surface is undulating; soil, sandy loam. Drained by Catfish cr. It has 3 stores, cap. $45,100; 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,500. 15 sch. 696 scholars. Pop. 1,923.

Palestine, p-o., Alleghany co., N. Y., 279 w. by s. Albany, 324 W.

Palestine, p-v., Greenbrier co., Va.

Palestine, p-o., Morgan co., Ga., 49 n. w. Milledgeville, 633 W.

Palestine, p-v., Hickman co., Term., 68 s. w. Nashville, 745 W.

Palestine, p-o., Adams co., Miss., 110 s. w. Jackson, 1,120 W.

Palestine, p-o., Washington par., La., 65 n. New Orleans, 1,132 W.

Palestine, p-v., Darby t., Pickaway co., O., 29 s. Columbus, 422 W. Situated on Deer cr., and contains 2 stores, 20 dwellings, and about 100 inhabitants.

Palestine, v., Unity t., Columbiana co., O. It has 1 sch. 55 scholars. Pop. 88.

Palestine, p-v., Kosciusko co., Ia., 119 n. Indianapolis, 610 W.

Palestine, p-v., capital of Crawford co., Ill., 155 s. e. Springfield, 689 W. Situated 3 ms. from Wabash r., on the borders of Lamotte prairie. It contains a court house, a U. S. land office, 2 churches, 8 stores, various mechanic shops, and about 500 inhabitants.

Palestine, p-v., Cooper co., Mo., 42 w. n. w. Jefferson City, 974 W. There are in the t. 3 sch. 107 scholars. Pop. 1,354.

Palisades, are a lofty range of precipitous rocks along the w. bank of the Hudson r., extending for the distance of 20 ms. They are, in some places, from 300 to 500 feet high, almost perpendicular, and present one of the grand features of the fine scenery on this interesting r.

Pall Mall, p-o., Fentress co., Tenn., 120 e. Nashville, 592 W.

Palmer, p-t., Hampden co., Mass., 81 w Boston, 391 W. The surface is hilly; soil fertile, particularly along the streams. Watered by Ware and Swift rivers, which afford water power. The village, at the centre, contains a Congregational church, and 12 or 15 dwellings. In the s. w. part of the t. is a manufacturing v., at the junction of Ware and Swift rivers to form Chicopee r., which contains a Baptist church and about 25 dwellings. There are in the t. 8 stores, cap. $33,000; 2 cotton fac. 22,000 sp., 3 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $315,700. 14 sch. 350 scholars. Pop. 2,139.

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Palmer Depot, p-v., Palmer t., Hampden Mass., 77 w. Boston, 378 W. On the line of the Boston and Albany railroad, in the e. part of the t., and contains a satinet fac. and a number of dwellings.

Palmer's Springs, p-o., Mecklenburg co., Va., 102 s. w. Richmond, 218 W.

Palmer's Tavern, p-o., Prince Georges co., Md., 50 s. w. Annapolis, 10 W.

Palmertown, mts., N. Y., is a range commencing in the n. w. part of Washington county, and extending in a southerly direction between Lake Champlain and Lake George, through a part of Warren and Saratoga cos. Their highest summits are from 1,000 to 1,200 feet.

Palmyra, p-t., Somerset co., Me., 49 n. n. e. Augusta, 644 W. The surface is undulating; soil, very fertile, adapted to grain. Drained by Sebasticook r., which affords good water power. It has 2 stores, cap. $3,000; 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,G50. 11 sch. 629 scholars. Pop. 1,500.

Palmyra, p-t., Wayne co., N. Y., 195 w. by n. Albany, 352 W. The surface is slightly uneven; soil, a fertile calcareous loam, adapted to grain. Drained by Mud cr., which affords some water power. The v. is situated on the Erie canal, and contains 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, an academy, 36 stores of different kinds, 1 steam grist m., 1 furnace, 2 carriage fac, various mechanic shops, 400 dwellings, and about 2,000 inhabitants. The main street is over a mile long, touching the canal at both ends, and finely ornamented with trees. There are in the t. 20 stores, cap. $69,300; 2 tanneries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 1 fulling m., 3 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $83,450. 2 acad. 77 students, 15 sch. 662 scholars. Pop. 1,889.

Palmyra, p-v., Londonderry t., Lebanon co., Pa., 14 e. Harrisburg, 124 W. It contains 3 stores, and about 30 dwellings.

Palmyra, p-v., capital of Fluvanna co., Va., 62 w. n. w. Richmond, 136 W. Situated on Rivanna r., 14 ms. from its entrance into James r. It contains a court house, jail, 1 Methodist church, 1 store, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 woolen fac, and about 15 dwellings. A handsome bridge here crosses Rivanna r.

Palmyra, p-v., Halifax co., N. C, 115 n. e. Raleigh, 239 W. Situated on the w. side of Roanoke r.

Palmyra, p-v., Lee co., Ga., 128 s. w. Milledgeville, 785 W.

Palmyra, p-v., Montgomery co., Term., 37 n. w. Nashville, 744 W.

Palmyra, t., Wayne co., Pa. It has 2 stores, cap. $500; 5 sch. 97 scholars. Pop. 427.

Palmyra, p-t., Portage co., O., 152 n. e. Columbus, 310 W. It has 6 sch. 192 scholars. Pop. 1,359.

Palmyra, p-v., Harrison co., Ia., 116 s. Indianapolis, 620 W.

Palmyra, p-t., Lenawee co., Mich., 75 s. w. Detroit, 493 W. Watered by Raisin r. and Bear cr. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. The v. is pleasantly situated on the Raisin r., which affords extensive water power, and it contains 2 stores, 1 flouring m., and 1 saw m. The t. has 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac $64,500. 8 schools. Pop. 823.

Palmyra, p-v., capital of Marion co., Mo., Ill n. n. w. Jefferson City, 925 W. Situated 8 ms. from the Missouri r., and contains a court house jail, 3 handsome brick churches, 1 Presbyterian 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, a United States land office, and 2 printing offices, each issuing a weekly newspaper. Marion College is 12 ms. w. and the Lower college 6 ms. s. Both are manual labor institutions.

Pamaho, p-o., Jones co., Iowa.

Pamelia, t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 4 n. Watertown, 168 n. w. Albany. The surface is generally level; soil, fertile and well cultivated. Watered by Perch r. and Black r., which runs on its s. border. It has 6 stores, cap. $44,150; 2 fulling m., 1 cotton fac. 2,424 sp., 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $61,828 16 sch. 780 scholars. Pop. 2,104.

Pamelia Four Corners, p-o., Pamelia t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 172 n. w. Albany, 424 W.

Pamlico, r., N. C., is that part of Tar r. below Washington, Beaufort co. It is a broad estuary 40 ms. long, and from 1 to 8 broad, which enters Pamlico sound, and has a depth of water sufficient for any vessels which navigate the sound.

Pamlico Sound, N. C, is a shallow body of water 80 ms. long, and from 8 to 30 ms. wide. It is separated from the ocean by long sandy islands, scarcely 1 m. wide, covered with bushes, the outer point of one of which is Cape Hatteras. The principal entrance to it is Ocracoke inlet. It is connected with Albemarle sound in its n. part. The land around it is low, and in some places marshy. It receives Tar and Neuse rivers.

Pamunky, r., Va., is formed by the union of North and South Anna rivers, between Hanover and Caroline counties, and unites with Mattapony r. between New Kent and King William cos., to form York r.

Pampack Eddy, p-o., Wayne co., Pa.

Panama, p-o., Harmony t., Chautauqua co. N. Y., 345 w. by s. Albany, 324 W.

Panama, p-o., Carroll co., Ill., 199 n. Springfield, 862 W.

Panhandle, p-o., Stewart co., Ga., 149 s. Milledgeville, 785 W.

Panola, County, Miss. Situated in the n. w part of the state, and contains 760 sq. ms. Drained by Tallahatchee and Cold Water rivers Capital, Panola. There were in 1840, neat cattie 7,353, sheep 1,189, swine 15,092; wheat 2,04 bush, produced, Ind. corn 231,250, oats 6,12: potatoes 3,600, tobacco 4,000 pounds, cotton 463,272; 13 stores, cap. $54,050; 1 tannery, grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,400. 4 sch. 92 scholars. Pop. whites 2,237, slave 2,415, free col'd 5; total, 4,657.

Panola, p-v., capital of Panola co., Miss., 16 n. Jackson, 939 W. Situated on the s. side of Tallahatchee r. It contains a court house, an. about 100 inhabitants.

Pantego. p-o., Beaufort co., N. C, 156 e. by s. Raleigh, 342 W.

Panther Creek, p-o., Surry co., N. C, 125 w. n. w. Raleigh, 336 W.

Panther Creek, Morgan co., Ill., 40 w. s. w. Springfield, 820 W.

Panther Gap, p-o., Rockbridge co., Va., 170 w. Richmond, 212 W.

Panther Springs, p-o., Jefferson co., Tern 220 e. Nashville, 464 W.

Pantherville, p-o., De Kalb co., Ga., 87 w. Milledgeville, 682 W.

Panton, p-t., Addison co., Vt., 71 w. s. Montpelier, 494 W. The surface is level. Watered by a small branch of Otter Creek r. La Champlain bounds it on the w. Chartered 1764, but not settled until after the revolutionary war It has 1 acad. 9 students, 4 sch. 110 scholars. Pop. 670

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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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