Pace's KY to Panton, VT
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Pantherville, p-o., De Kalb co., Ga., 87 w. Milledgeville, 682
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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