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Pittsburg, p-v., Carroll co., Ia., 68 n. n. w. Indianapolis, 626 W.

Pittsburg, p-v., Henry co., Ga., 75 w. n. w. Milledgeville, 679 W.

Pittsburg, p-v., Johnson co., Ark., 91 n. w. Little Rock, 756 W. Situated on the n. bank of Arkansas r. It contains a court house, 2 stores, and 15 or 20 houses.

Pittsfield, p-t., Somerset co., Me., 43 n. Augusta, 633 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Watered by a branch of Sebasticook r. Incorporated in 1819. It has 1 store, cap. $400; 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,500. 10 sch. 398 scholars. Pop. 951.

Pittsfield, p-t., Rutland co., Vt., 70 s. s. w. Montpelier, 464 W. The surface is mountainous and rough; soil, adapted to grazing. Watered by Tweed r., which flows into White river. Chartered in 1781. It contains a Congregational and Methodist church. It has 2 stores, cap. $4,000; 1 tannery. 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,210. 5 sch. 216 scholars. Pop. 615

Pittsfield, p-t., Merrimac co., N. H , 15 n. e. Concord, 496 W. The surface is various; soil, fertile. Catamount mountain is in its s. e. part, on which is a considerable pond. Watered by Suncook r., which affords water power. The v. contains an academy, and a number of neat dwellings. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $15,800; 1 cotton fac. 4,096 sp., 3 tanneries, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $208,185. 2 acad. 163 students, 11 sch. 461 scholars. Pop. 1,719.

Pittsfield, p-t., Berkshire co., Mass., 131 w. Boston, 376 W. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by brandies of Housatonic r., which afford good water power. The railroad from Boston to Albany passes through it. Agriculture has been greatly improved here. The v. near the centre is one of the largest, and best built in the co. The houses are generally of wood, neatly painted white, and ornamented with shrubbery. It lies chiefly on two streets crossing each other at right angles, and has a central square of 4 acres, ornamented by a lofty elm tree in the middle, the remains of the original forest. It contains 4 churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, a bank, a printing office, a male and a female academy, 350 dwellings, and 2,500 inhabitants. The Berkshire Medical Institution, located here, was founded in 1823, has 5 professors, 74 students, 473 graduates; and the lectures commence on the first Thursday in September. It is connected with Williams' College, at Williamstown. There are in the t. 1 cotton fac. 1,500 sp., 3 tanneries, 1 brewery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 2 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $111,200. 1 acad. 63 students, 15 sch. 696 scholars. Pop. 3,747.

Pittsfield, p-t., Otsego co., N. Y., 18 w. Cooperstown, 95 w. Albany, 352 W. The surface is hilly, with fertile valleys; soil, sandy loam. Drained by Unadilla r. and its tributaries. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,000; 1 fulling m., 1 cotton fac. 3,500 sp., 1 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $53,256. 5 sch. 160 scholars. Pop. 1,395.

Pittsfield, p-o., Warren co., Pa.

Pittsfield, p-t., Lorain co., O., 106 n. n. e. Columbus, 375 W. It has 4 sch. 84 scholars. Pop. 704.

Pittsfield, p-t., Washtenaw co., Mich., 35 w. Detroit, 522 W. Pop. 1,151.

Pittsfield, p-v., capital of Pike co., Ill., 70 w. s. w. Springfield, 850 W. Situated on elevated ground, midway between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. It contains a court house, jail, 5 stores, various mechanic shops, and about 200 inhabitants.

Pittsford, p-t, Rutland co., Vt., 70 s. w. Montpelier, 464 W. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, loam with some sand and clay, and fertile, particularly on the streams. Drained by Otter cr. and Furnace r., with its branches, a tributary of Otter cr., which afford water power. Iron ore, a coarse-grained and slightly flexible marble, and oxide of manganese, are found here. The v., near the centre, contains 2 churches, several stores, and about 40 dwellings. The t. contains 3 churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist. It has 4 stores, cap. $12,000; 2 furnaces, 2 tanneries. Cap. in manufac. $2,200. 18 sch. 650 scholars. Pop. 1,927.

Pittsford, p-t., Monroe co., N. Y., 6 e. Roch-ester, 213 w. by n. Albany, 362 W. The surface is undulating; soil, calcareous and argillaceous loam. Drained by Irondiquoit cr. and its tributaries. The v. is situated on the Erie Canal and the Auburn and Rochester railroad passes through I it. It contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, 4 stores, 2 forwarding houses, 100 dwellings, and about 700 inhabitants. The t. had in 1840, 3 stores, cap. $33,000; 1 tannery, 1 brewery, 1 flouring m. Cap. in manufac. $15,400. 13 sch. 593 scholars. Pop. 1,933.

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Pittsford, p-t., Hillsdale co., Mich., 89 w. s. w. Detroit, 521 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. It contains 1 store, cap. $1,800. Pop. 641.

Pittsgrove, p-t., Salem co., N. J., 16 e. Salem. The surface is partly undulating and partly level: soil, chiefly sandy or gravelly loam. Drained by branches of Maurice run, and by head waters of Salem and Oldman's creeks. It has several villages, and contains 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist church. There are in the t. 6 stores, cap. $9,820; 1 woolen fac, 5 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,955. 7 sch. 270 scholars. Pop. 2,390.

Pitt's Mills, p-o., Armstrong co., Pa., 74 w. by n. Harrisburg, 165 W.

Pittston, p-t., Kennebec co., Me., 7 s. by e. Augusta, 595 W. Situated on the E. side of Kennebec r. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Drained by small tributaries of Kennebec r., which afford water power. Incorporated in 1779. Lumber is exported to a considerable extent. It has 9 stores, cap. 18,000; 3 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $75,840. 16 sch. 696 scholars. Pop. 2,460.

Pittston Ferry, p-o., Luzerne co., Pa., 136 N. e. Harrisburg, 240 W.

Pittstown, p-t., Rensselaer co., N. Y., 12 n. e. Troy, 25 n. e. Albany, 393 W. The surface is uneven; soil, clay, gravel and loam. Drained by Tomhannock cr. and Hoosic r., which bounds it on the n. The v. contains a Baptist church, 2 stores, and about 20 dwellings. It has 10 stores, cap. $24,800; 3 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 3 cotton fac. 2,290 sp., 2 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 5 grist m., 13 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $127,600; 20 sch. 857 scholars. Pop. 3,784.

Pittstown, p-v., Alexander t., Hunterdon co., N. J., 33 n. n. w. Trenton, 193 W. Situated on a tributary of the s. branch of Raritan r. It contains a store, a grist m., and about 20 dwellings.

Pittsylvania, County, Va. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 891 sq. ms. Staunton r. runs on its n. border, by branches of which, and by Dan r., and Banister r., it is watered. The soil is generally fertile. Capital, Competition. There were in 1840, neat cattle 19,451, sheep 19,277, swine 42,513; wheat 142,178 bush, produced, rye 5,747, Ind. corn 679,319, oats 333,763, potatoes 24,499, tobacco 6,438,777 pounds, cotton 18,499; 25 stores, cap. $200,300; 13 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 4 flouring m., 50 grist m., 37 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $221,690. 4 acad. 195 students, 38 sch. 817 scholars. Pop. whites 14,283, slaves 11,558, free col'd 557; total, 26,398.

Pittsylvania, C. H., p-v., capital of Pittsylvania co., Va., 162 w. s. w. Richmond, 245 W. This place is called also Competition, and is situated on a branch of Banister r. It contains a court house, jail, 1 Methodist church, 3 stores, 125 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Plain, t, Stark co., O. It has 800 scholars in schools. Pop. 1,838.

Plain, p-t., Wayne co., O., 92 n. e. Columbus, 349 W. It contains several villages. Pop. 2,134.

Plain, t., Franklin co., O. Situated in the n. e. corner of the co., and has a level surface. It has 2 sch. 75 scholars. Pop. 1,264.

Plain, t., St. Francis co., Ark. Pop. 192.

Plain, p-o., Greenville dist., S. C, 95 w. n. w. Columbia, 514 W.

Plainfield, p-t., Sullivan co., N. H., 62 n w. Concord, 478 W. Connecticut r. bounds it on the w., along which are excellent tracts of intervale. Queechee falls, in Connecticut r., are opposite this t., and a bridge crosses the r. Harts Island, in Connecticut r., containing 19 acres, is in this t. It contains "Union Academy," founded in 1813, by the bequest of $40,000, which is designed to aid young men in a preparation for the gospel ministry, and is flourishing. Then are in the t. 3 stores, cap. $9,000; 2 tanneries, 5 grist m., 5 saw m., 1 acad. 175 students, 11 sch. 613 scholars. Pop. 1,552.

Plainfield, p-t., Washington co., Vt., 9 e. by s. Montpelier, 525 W. The surface is uneven soil, generally fertile. Watered by Onion r. and its branch, Great Brook, which afford water power. The v., at the junction of these streams, contains 1 Congregational and 1 Methodist church It contains a mineral spring of some note. Then are in the t. 2 stores, cap. $5,200; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,450. 4 sch. 133 scholars. Pop. 880.

Plainfield, p-t., Hampshire co., Mass., 115 w. Boston, 402 W. The surface is mountainous and rough; soil, fertile, adapted to grazing. Watered by the head branches of Westfield r., which afford water power. North pond, a mile long and half a mile wide, in its n. part, has its outlet into Deerfield r. The v., at the centre, contain a Congregational church. There are in the t. stores, cap. $5,500; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac. 1 cotton fac, 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $17,650. 1 acad., 6 sch. 31 scholars. Pop. 910.

Plainfield, p-t., Windham co., Ct., 45 e. Hartford, 372 W. Bounded on the w. by Quinnebaug r. Drained by Moosup r., which afford good water power. The surface is level; soil is a sandy loam. It contains 4 churches, 1 Congregational, 2 Baptist, and 1 Friends. The v at the centre, is on elevated ground, mostly to one extended street, and contains a Congregational church, and an old and flourishing academy my, founded in 1783, and a number of neat dwellings. The Norwich and Worcester railroad pass through the t., a little w. of the v. There are in the t. 6 stores, cap. $19,600; 2 woolen fac, cotton fac. 15,900 sp., 1 tannery, 4 grist m.,5 saw m., 9 oil m. Cap. in manufac $364,000. 12 sch. 692 scholars. Pop. 2,383.

Plainfield, p-t., Otsego co., N. Y., 15 n. v Cooperstown, 84 w. Albany, 373 W. These face is undulating; soil, sandy and calcareous loam, and very fertile. Drained by Unadilla and its tributaries. It has 2 stores, cap. $7,000; 2 fulling m., 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,890. 12 sch. 491 scholars. Pop 1,450.

Plainfield, p-v., Westfield t., Essex co., N. J., 39 n. e. Trenton, 206 W. Situated on Green brook, and contains 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 2 Friends, (1 Orthodox and 1 Hicksite,) 4 stores, several mills an manufactories, an insurance company, a ladies library, an apprentices' library, and about 150 dwellings.

Plainfield, t., Northampton co., Pa. Blue mountain crosses its n. part, otherwise it is level soil, gravel. Drained by the e. brunch of Bushkill cr. It has 4 stores, cap. $13,300; 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 4 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in man fac. $5,500. Pop. 1,501.

Plainfield, p-v., Linton t., Coshocton co., O 81 n. e. Columbus, 329 W. Situated on Wills cr., and contains 1 store, and about 100 inhabitants.

Plainfield, t., Allegan co., Mich. It has 1 furnace, 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,500. 3 sch. 95 scholars. Pop. 397.

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Plainfield, p-o., Livingston co., Mich., 71 w. n. w. Detroit, 557 W.

Plainfield, p-t., Hendricks co., Ia., 15 w. s. w. Indianapolis, 586 W.

Plainfield, p-v., Will co., Ill., 173 n. e. Springfield, 750 W. It has 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist church, 2 stores, cap. $1,000; 1 flouring m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,800. 4; sch. 160 scholars. Pop. 525.

Plains of Dura, p-o., Sumpter co., Ga., 113; s. w. Milledgeville, 769 W.

Plainville, p-o., Farmington t., Hartford co., Ct. 13 w. by s. Hartford, 326 W.

Plainville, p-v., Lysander t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 155 w. by n. Albany, 360 W. It contains church, 1 store, and about 30 dwellings.

Plainville, p-o., Exeter t., Luzerne co., Pa., 19 n. e. Harrisburg, 227 W.

Plainville, p-o., Hamilton co., O., 117 w. s. w. Columbus, 489 W.

Plainville, p-o., Allegan co., Mich., 145 w. by n. Detroit, 610 W.

Plaisance, p-o., Rapides par., La., 329 n. w. New Orleans, 1,248 W.

Plaistow, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 37 s. e., Concord, 465 W. The soil is fertile, being a dark loam mixed with clay and gravel. Chartered in 1749. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,000. 1 acad. 24 students, 4 sch. 185 scholars. Pop. 626.

Planters, t., Phillips co., Ark. It has 2 grist m., 1 saw m. 1 sch. 27 scholars. Pop. 375.

Planters, p-o., Jasper co., Ga., 42 w. n. w. Milledgeville, 649 W.

Planters, p-o., Attala co., Miss., 80 n. e. Jackson, 975 W.

Planter's Hall, p-o., Breckenridge co., Ky., 3 w. s. w. Frankfort, 664 W.

Plantersville, p-v., Perry co., Ala., 77 s. by Tuscaloosa, 824 W.

Plaquemine, bayou, an outlet of the Mississippi r., 8 ms. below the mouth of the Iberville, 117 ms. above New Orleans, 96 below the efflux of Atchafalaya outlet, into which it at length enters. The waters of the Mississippi only flow into it when that river approaches its extreme height. In time of high water it is navigable for vessels and steamboats.

Plaquemine, Parish, La. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and includes the mouths of the Mississippi proper. It contains about 2,500 sq., ms., The surface is low, and its s. part not being elevated more than 10 feet in its highest parts above the level of the Gulf of Mexico, is therefore liable to submersion. The arable soil, which extremely productive, is confined wholly to margin of the r. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,124, sheep 1,832, swine 824; Ind. corn, 100,185 bush, produced, rice 985,800 pounds, sugar 10,329,000; 15 stores, cap. $15,550; 1 distillery, 1 brewery. Cap. in manufac. $15,000. 1 college, 38 students. Pop. whites 1,551, slaves 3,385, free col'd 324; total 5,060

Plaquemine, p-v., capital of Iberville par., La., 112 w. n. w. New Orleans, 1,192 W. Situated o he Mississippi r., on the s. side of Plaquemine bayou, at its efflux from the r. It contains a courthouse, 15 stores, and about 250 inhabitants.

Plateau, t., Jefferson co., Mo. Pop. 504.

Plato, p-o., Amherst t., Lorain co., O., 123 n. Columbus, 381 W.

Platte, r., Indian ter., one of the large tributaries of the Missouri, rises by 2 branches in the Rocky mountains, which unite 400 ms. from their source, and after an easterly course in the whole of about 1,600 ms., joins the Missouri 700 ms. from the Mississippi. Its principal tributaries are the Elkhorn, entering it near its mouth, and the Loup fork, 90 ms. above. It is from 1 to 3 ms. broad, and so shallow, that, excepting in floods, it can be forded in almost any place. It is full of islands covered with cottonwood, willows, and shrubs, and the shifting sands in its bed, together with the rapidity of the current, effectually prevent navigation.

Platte, r., Little, enters the Missouri from the N., 349 ms. from the Mississippi.

Platte, County, Mo. Situated in the n. w. part of the state, and contains 420 sq. ms. The Missouri r. runs on its w. and s. boundary. Watered by Little Platte r. Capital, Platte City. There were in 1840, neat cattle 11,823, sheep 9,339, swine 41,363; wheat 8,616 bush, produced, Ind. corn 456,451, oats 7,117, potatoes 28,518, tobacco 19,589 pounds; 25 stores, cap. $131,350; 4 distilleries, 1 pottery, 9 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $25,350. Pop. whites 8,049, slaves 858, free col'd 6; total, 8,913.

Platte City, p-v., capital of Platte co., Mo. Situated on the w. side of Little Platte r. It contains a court house, and about 250 inhabitants.

Plattekill, p-t., Ulster co., N. Y., 20 s. Kingston, 85 s. s. w. Albany, 295 W. The surface is undulating and hilly; soil, clay and gravelly loam. Drained by Old Man's Kill, and by tributaries of Wallkill r. The v. contains 2 churches, 2 stores, and about 20 dwellings. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $10,000; 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,575. 7 sch. 450 scholars. Pop. 2,125.

Platteville. p-v., Grant co., Wis., 78 w. s. w. Madison, 910 W.

Plattsburg, p-t., capital of Clinton co., N. Y., 163 n. Albany, 533 W. The surface is level on the e., hilly and broken on the w. The soil is various, chiefly clay or sandy loam. Watered by Saranac r. The v. is situated on both sides of Saranac r., at its entrance into Cumberland bay, an indentation of Lake Champlain. Incorporated in 1815. It contains a court house, jail, county clerk's office, 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, and 1 Roman Catholic, a bank, lyceum, an academy, 30 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 2 cotton fac, 3 woolen fac, 2 saw m., 2 marble m., 2 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 machine shop, 2 printing offices, 350 dwellings, and about 2,600 inhabitants. The Saranac has here a succession of falls, about 40 feet total descent, which affords extensive water power. It contains a United States military post a little s. of the v. Here a brave defense was made against 14.000 of the best British troops, under Sir George Prevost, September 11, 1814, and at the same time the British fleet was captured by Commodore McDonough, in the bay before the v. There are in the t. 45 stores, cap. $183,130; 4 fulling m., 3 woolen fee, 2 cotton foe. 12,000 sp., 1 furnace, 4 forges, 5 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 1 flouring m., 3 grist m., 25 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $126,255. 2 acad. Ill students, 19 sch. 646 scholars. Pop. 6,416.

Plattsburg, p-v., capital of Clinton co., Mo., 180 w. N. w. Jefferson City, 1,092 W. Situated on the w. side of Smith's fork of Little Platte r. It contains a court house, jail, 5 stores, and about 300 inhabitants.

Pleasant, t., Warren co., Pa. It has 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,500. 3 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 190.

Pleasant, t., Hardin co., O. It has 3 stores, cap. $12,000; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,200. Pop. 569.

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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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