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Point of Rocks, p-v., Frederick co., Md., 92 n. w. Annapolis, 60 W.

Point Peninsula, p-o., Brownsville t., Jefferson co., N. Y.

Point Pleasant, p-o., Monmouth co., N. J., 53 e. Trenton, 219 W.

Point Pleasant, p-v., Tinicum t., Bucks co., Ia., 119 e. Harrisburg, 181 W. Situated on Delware r., and contains 1 store, and about 10 or 2 dwellings.

Point Pleasant, p-v., capital of Mason co., Pa., 370 w. n. w. Richmond, 361 W. Situated n the e. side of Ohio r., at the mouth of Great Kanawha r. It contains a court house, jail, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Point Pleasant, p-v., Monroe t., Clermont co., O., 120 s. w. Columbus, 495 W. Situated on the bank of Ohio r., and contains 2 stores, about 30 dwellings, and 180 inhabitants.

Point Pleasant, p-o., Tippecanoe co., Ia., 73. w. Indianapolis, 631 W.

Point Pleasant, p-o., Scott co., Iowa.

Point Pleasant, p-o., Wachita par., La., 33. n, w. New Orleans, 1,220 W.

Point Prairie, p-o., Franklin co., Ark., 130 w. n. w. Little Rock, 1,195 W.

Point Republic, p-o., La Salle co., Ill., 116, n. e. Springfield, 790 W.,

Point Remove, p-o., Conway co., Ark., 51 n. n. e. Little Rock, 1,116 W.

Pokagon, t., Cass co., Mich. It has 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. 1,400. 5 sch. 162 scholars. Pop. 516.

Poke Run, p-o., Westmoreland co., Pa., 185. W. Harrisburg, 210 W.

Poland, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 51 s. w. Augusta, 574 W. Bounded n. by Little Androscoggin r., issuing from a large pond on its w. border. Incorporated in 1795. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Its streams afford water power. It contains a small v. of Shakers, who possess 600 acres of finely cultivated land. It has 5 stores, cap. $3,750; 1 lumber yard, cap.,600; 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $10,707. 24 sch. 1,052 scholars, Pop. 2,360.

Poland, p-v., Russia t., Herkimer co., N. Y., n. w. Albany, 406 W. Situated on West Canada cr., and contains 1 store, 2 cotton fac, 1 flouring m., 2 trip-hammer works and edge tool fac., 30 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Poland, t., Chautauque co., N. Y., 22 s. e. Mayville, 317 w. by s. Albany. The surface is hilly; soil, sandy and gravely loam. Drained Connewango cr. and Chautauque outlet. It has 2 stores, cap. $5,500; 7 tanneries, 1 grist m., saw m. Cap. in manufac. $50,800. 10 sch. 400 scholars. Pop. 1,087.

Poland, p-t., Trumbull co., O., 73 n. e. Co-lumbus, 284 W. Drained by Mahoning r., which affords water power.

Poland Centre, p-o., Poland t., Chautauque

Polk, County, Tenn. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 330 sq. ms. Hiwassee r runs on its n. boundary, by branches of which it is drained. The surface is mountainous. Capital Bentonville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,541, sheep 1,799, swine 10,899; wheat 8,710 bush. produced, Ind. corn 220,224, oats 24,489, potatoes 5,362, tobacco 3,620 lbs., cotton 14,883, sugar 1,060; 7 stores, cap. $22,000; 1 tannery, 4 distilleries, 6 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,410. 2 sch. 301 scholars. Pop. whites 3,249, slaves 301, free col'd 17; total, 3,570.

Polk, County, Mo. Situated s. w. of the centre of state, and contains 760 sq. ms. Drained by Pomme de Terre, and Sac and Niangua rivers, which afford water power. Capital, Bolivar. There were in 1810, neat cattle 11,402, sheep 6,411, swine 30,515; wheat 12,143 bush, produced, Ind. corn 392,830, oats 19,042, potatoes 17,902, tobacco 25,650 pounds, cotton 29,823; 14 stores, cap. $42,630; 2 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 10 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $13,510. 5 sch. 93 scholars. Pop. whites 7,978, slaves 462, free col'd 9; total, 8,449.

Pollock's, p o., Randolph co., Ill., 131 s. Springfield, 841 W.

Pollopsville, p-v., Jones co., N. C.

Posley's Mills, p-o., Monongalia co., Va.,278 n. w. Richmond, 211 W.

Pomaria, p-o., Newberry dist., S. C, 26 w. n. w. Columbia, 507 W.

Pomeroy, p-v., Meigs co., O., 101 s. e. Columbus, 340 W.

Pomfret, p-t., Windsor co., Vt., 49 s. Montpelier, 490 W. The surface is uneven; soil, generally fertile. Queechee r. passes through its s. e., and White r. through its n. w. corner, by small branches of which it is drained. It has a Congregational, a Baptist, and a Methodist church. There are in the t. 2 stores, capital $35,000; 3 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 3 tanneries, 1 saw m., 31 sch. 610 scholars. Population 1,774.

Pomfret, p-t., Windham co., Ct., 41 e. Hartford, 377 W. The surface is pleasantly diversified; soil, deep, strong, and fertile, adapted to grazing. Quinnebaug r. runs on its e. border, by branches of which it is drained. It contains 5 churches, 2 Congregational, 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Friends. It has 7 stores, cap. $29,300; 3 cotton fac. 3,550 sp., 2 tanneries, 5 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $113,575. 1 acad. 35 students, 11 sch. 493 scholars. Pop. 1,868.

Pomfret Landing, p-o., Pomfret t., Windham co., Ct., 43 e. Hartford, 376 W.

Pomfret, t., Chautauque co., N. Y., 12 n. e. Mayville, 315 w. Albany. Lake Erie bounds it on the n. The surface is hilly; soil, a fertile argillaceous, gravelly, and sandy loam. Drained by Cassadaga cr., flowing s. into Alleghany r., and small streams flowing n. into Lake Erie. It contains Dunkirk v., where the New York and Erie railroad is to terminate. It contains also Van Buren harbor. There are in the t. 5 commission houses, cap. $5,000; 28 stores, capital $95,000; 4 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 5 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 1 periodical, 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 15 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $152,251. 1 acad. 250 students, 27 sch. 1,411 scholars. Pop. 4,566.

Pomme de Terre, r., Mo., rises in Greene co. and flows n. into Osage r.

Pomme de Terre, p-o., Jasper co., Mo., 172 s. w. Jefferson City, 1,121 W.

Pomonkey, p-o., Charles co., Md., 67 s. w. Annapolis, 27 W.

Pompey, p-t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 14 s. e. Syracuse, 125 w. by n. Albany, 337 W. The surface is hilly; soil, a fertile sandy and clay loam. Drained by Limestone cr. and Toughnioga r. It has 10 stores, cap. $54,000; 2 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 flouring m., 3 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $43,150. 1 acad. 127 students, 28 sch. 1,350 scholars. Pop. 4,371.

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Pompey Centre, p-o., Pompey t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 113 w. by n. Albany, 317 W.

Pompey Hill, v., Pompey t., Onondaga co., N. Y. It is on elevated ground, and contains 2 churches, an academy, 5 stores, 75 dwellings, and about 450 inhabitants.

Pompton, r., N. J., is formed by the junction of Pequannock, Ringwood, and Ramapo rivers, and dividing Passaic from Morris County, it flows 8 ms. into the Passaic. The Morris canal crosses it, 2 ms. above its mouth, in a wooden aqueduct, 236 feet long, on 9 stone piers.

Pompton, p-v., Pequannoc t., Morris co., N. J., 84 n. e. Trenton, 253 W. It contains a Dutch Reformed church, a store, 4 grist m., a furnace, and about 25 dwellings.

Pompton, t., Passaic co., N. J., 23 n. w. Hackensack. The surface is hilly and mountainous; soil, clay and loam. Drained by Ringwood r. It has several ponds. Iron ore is found. The v. contains a Dutch Reformed church, 3 stores, an academy, and about 35 dwellings. There are in the t. 2 stores, cap. $3,000; 1 furnace, 8 forges, 3 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. 11,255. 5 sch. 186 scholars. Pop. 1,437.

Pond Creek, p-o., Monroe co., Tenn., 166 e. s. e. Nashville, 539 W.

Pondsville, p-o., Moriah t., Essex co., N. Y., 107 n. Albany, 482 W.

Pondtown, p-o., Sumpter co., Ga., 102 s. w. Milledgeville, 758 W.

Pontchartrain, lake, La., 40 ms. long and 25 ms. broad, communicates with Lake Maurepas on the w., with Lake Borgne, through the Rigolets, on the e., and with New Orleans, on the s., through St. John's bayou and a canal. It is 16 or 18 feet deep in its deepest parts, but near the shore not more than 9 feet. It receives several considerable rivers on its n. side, the largest of which are Tangipahoa and Tchefuncte.

Pontotoc, County, Miss. Situated toward the n. e. part of the state, and contains 900 sq. ms. Drained by Tallahatchee r. and its branches, and by branches of the w. fork of Tombigbee r. Capital, Pontotoc. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,203, sheep 932, swine 12,365; wheat 8,783 bush produced, lnd. corn 167,845, oats 8,140, potatoes 4,130, cotton 145,953; 7 stores, cap. $23,900; 2 tanneries, 10 grist m., 7 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $23,646. 1 acad. 30 students, 3 sch. 86 scholars. Pop. whites 2,895, slaves 1,593, free col'd 3; total 4,491.

Pontotoc, p-v., capital of Pontotoc co., Miss., 175 n. n. e. Jackson, 838 W. It contains a court house, jail, a United States land office, and about 500 inhabitants.

Pontiac, p-t., capital of Oakland co, Mich., 25 n. w. Detroit, 549 W. The v. is situated on Clinton r. It contains a court house, jail, a branch of the University, a Congregational church, a bank, 13 stores, 2 flouring m., 2 saw m., 1 fulling m., 1 iron foundry, 2 priming offices, each issuing a weekly newspaper, and about 1,000 inhabitants. A railroad connects it with Detroit. The t. has 13 stores, cap. $51,200; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 furnace, 9 sch. 456 scholars. Population 1,904.

Pontiac, p-v., capital of Livingston co., Ill., 110 n. n. E. Springfield, 737 W. It contains a court house, jail, and several dwellings.

Poolville, p-v., Hamilton t., Madison co., N. Y., 95 w. by n. Albany, 355 W. It contains 2 churches, 3 stores, 1 woolen fac, 1 grist m., 1 leather fac, 30 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Poolsville, p-v., Montgomery co., Md., 73 w. n. w. Annapolis, 33 W.

Poolsville, p-v., Spartanburg dist., S. C 107 n. w. Columbia, 430 W.

Poolsville, p-v., De Kalb co., Ga., 91n. w. Milledgeville, 636 W.

Poolsville, p-v., Warren co., Ia., 83 w. n. w. Indianapolis, 641 W.

Pope, County, Ill. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 576 sq. ms. Ohio r. runs on its e. and s. border. Drained by Big Bay, Lusk's, Great Pierre, and Rock creeks. The surface is level; soil, sandy loam, and fertile. Capital, Golconda. There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,936, sheep 5,350, swine 6,041; wheat 1,246 bush, produced, lnd. corn 36,908, oats 6,930, potatoes 1,444, tobacco 15,700 pounds; 6 stores, cap. $50,000; 2 tanneries, 10 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap, in manufac. $3,200. 21 sch. 468 scholars. Pop 4,094.

Pope, County, Ark. Situated toward the s. part of the state, and contains 720 sq. ma. Arkansas r. runs on its s. border. Drained by small streams flowing into the Arkansas r. It has n range of highlands on its n. border. Capital. Dover. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,143 sheep 1,178, swine 10,356; wheat 3,418 bush produced, lnd. corn 121,874, oats 2,730, potatoes 7,102, tobacco 13,576 pounds, cotton 82,314. I stores, cap. $16,450; 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 5 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,650. sch. 78 scholars. Pop. whites 2,626, slaves 2,115 free col'd 9; total, 2,850.

Pope Creek, p-o., Mercer co., Ill., 140 n. n. w. Springfield, 870 W.

Poplar, p-o., Crawford co., O., 75 n. Columbus, 419 W.

Poplar Branch, p-o., Currituck co., N C., 242 e. n. e. Raleigh, 290 W.

Poplar Camp, p-o., Franklin co., Va., 171 w by s. Richmond, 246 W.

Poplar Creek, p-o., Roane co., Tenn., 153 e by s. Nashville, 534 W.

Poplar Flat, p-o., Lewis co., Ky., 97 e. s. e. Frankfort, 476 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Newberry dist. S. C, 5 w. n. w. Columbia, 491 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Iredell co., N. C, 154 w Raleigh, 391 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Sussex co., Va., 61 s. s. e. Richmond, 180 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Blount co., Ala., 124 e. Tuscaloosa, 719 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Owen co., Ky., 42 n. Frankfort, 537 W.

Poplar Grove, p-o., Gibson co., Tenn., 144 w. Nashville, 827 W.

Poplar Hill, p-o., Giles co., Va., 234 w. b s. Richmond, 294 W.

Poplar Hill, p-o., Anson co., N. C, 151 s. w. Raleigh, 420 W.

Poplar Mount, p-o., Greenville co., Va., 63 s. Richmond, 182 W. Situated on the s. side c Nottaway r.

Poplar Plains, p-v., Fleming co., Ky., 96 e. by n. Frankfort, 493 W. It contains 1 Methodist church, and about 300 inhabitants.

Poplar Ridge, p-o., Venice t., Cayuga co., N. Y., 163 w. Albany, 324 W.

Poplar Springs, p-o., Anne Arundel co., m 57 n. w. Annapolis, 62 W.

Poplar Springs, p-o., Fairfield dist., S. C., 35 n. Columbia, 472 W.

Poplar Valley, p-o., Chambers co., Ala., 164 e. by s. Tuscaloosa, 778 W.

Poplin, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 29 s. Concord, 477 W. The surface is gently uneven soil, generally fertile. Drained by Exeter r. Incorporated in 1764. It has 1 store, cap. $1.000; 2 grist m., 3 saw m. 4 sch. 135. scholars. Pop. 129.

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Poquetanock, p-v., Preston t., New London co., Ct., 43 s. e. Hartford, 361 W. Situated at the head of a cove, 2 ms. from Thames r. It has 1Episcopal church, over the line, in Ledyard, 4 stores, and about 35 dwellings. Ship timber is exported. Sloops come, at high water, within half a m. of the v. The inhabitants are extensively engaged in seafaring business.

Poquonock, p-v., Windsor t., Hartford co., Ct., n. Hartford, 346 W. Situated on the s. side of Farmington r., and contains a Baptist church, several manufactories and dwellings.

Porpoise, rape, York co., Me., forms the harbor f Kennebunk.

Portage, r., O., rises in the s. w. corner of Wood co., and enters Lake Erie at Port Clinton. affords good water power, and drains the Black swamp, an unhealthy region, but which, if suitably drained, which is said to be easy, would make very fertile country.

Portage, County, O. Situated in the n. e. part of the state, and contains 500 sq. ms. Drained by Portage r., and branches of Mahoning r. The surface is gently uneven; soil, fertile, adapted to grain and to grazing. The Pennsylvania and Ohio canal passes through the co. Capital, Ravenna. There were in 1840, neat cattle 21,922, sheep 28,894, swine 8,550; wheat 112,144 bush, produced, rye 9,497, Ind. corn 113,370, buckwheat 331, oats 119,624, potatoes 112,743, sugar 258,038 pounds; 33 stores, cap. $113,229; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 11 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 pottery, grist m., 41 saw m., 2 printing offices, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $90,069. 2 acad., 101 students, 143 sch. 5,077 scholars. Pop. 22,965.

Portage, County, Wis. Situated in the n. part of the ter., and is very extensive and mostly surveyed. It is level in the s., mountainous in the n. Watered by Wisconsin r. and its branches, Capital, Fort Winnebago. There were in 1840, neat cattle 372, swine 127; wheat 1,815 bush, produced, Ind. corn 293, oats 1,018, potatoes 539; 9 stores, cap. $57,550; 14 saw m. Cap. manufac. $92,500. 1 sch. 19 scholars. Pop. 623.

Portage, t., Alleghany co., N. Y., 18 n. Angelica, 247 w. by s. Albany. The surface is elevated and rolling; soil, fertile, particularly on Genesee r., which flows through it. It contains Genesee Falls, where the r. in the distance of 2 ms. descends 300 feet, creating an immense water power. The Genesee Valley canal passes rough it. It has 18 stores, cap. $40,800; 2 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 3 grist m., 18 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $47,375. sch. 1,071 scholars. Pop. 4,721.

Portage, t., Ottawa co., O. Pop. 347.

Portage, p-t., Wood co., O., Ill n. n. w. Columbus, 467 W. Situated on the s. side of Maumee r. Drained by Portage r. The v. is situated on the n. bank of Portage r., which affords water power. It was laid out in 1836, and contains 2 stores, various mechanic shops, and a number of dwellings. The t, contains 199 inhabitants.

Portage, t, Hancock co., O. It has 1 grist. 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,500. 6 sch. I scholars. Pop. 676.

Portage, t., Summit co., O. The surface is even; soil, fertile, adapted to grain. It contains a former portage between Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers, which passed through this t., and Coventry s. of it. Akron v., the capital of t co., lies in its s. e. part. Pop. 718. (For statistics, see Akron.)

Portage, p-v., St. Joseph co., Ia. Drained by St. Joseph's r. The v. is situated on the w. side of St. Joseph's r.

Portage, p-t, Kalamazoo co., Mich., 147 w. by s. Detroit, 611 W. It has 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,500. 5 sch. 118 scholars. Pop. 446.

Portage des Sioux, p-v., St, Charles co., Mo., 122 e. n. e. Jefferson City, 831 W. Situated on w. side of the Mississippi r. 5 ms. below the mouth of Illinois r. It contains from 3 to 400 inhabitants, chiefly French.

Portageville, p-v., Portage t., Alleghany co., N. Y., 262 w. by s. Albany, 357 W. Situated on the w. side of Genesee r., on the line of the Genesee Valley canal, and contains 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 2 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 1 Universalist, 10 stores, 1 grist m., 5 saw m., 2 sash fac, 1 tannery, 1 clothier's works 100 dwellings, and about 700 inhabitants. The canal here crosses the r. in an aqueduct. The falls and scenery in the vicinity, are in a high degree picturesque.

Port Alleghany, p-v., McKean co., Pa., 192 n. n. w. Harrisburg, 275 W. Situated on the s. w. side of Alleghany r.

Port Byron, p-v., Mentz t., Cayuga co., N. Y., 158 w. by n. Albany, 341 W. Situated on the Erie canal. Incorporated in 1837, and contains 3 churches, 10 stores, 1 flouring m., with 12 run of stones, 4 saw m., 1 clothier's works, 2 tanneries, 150 dwellings, and about 1,000 inhabitants.

Port Byron, p-v., Rock Island co., Ill., 160 n. n. w. Springfield, 890 W. Situated on the e. side of Mississippi r.

Port Carbon, p-v., Branch t., Schuylkill co., Pa., 65 n. e. Harrisburg, 175 W. It has been created by the coal trade. In 1829, it contained a single house surrounded by forest. In 1830, it contained 100 dwellings, and 912 inhabitants. It is situated at the junction of Mill cr. with Schuylkill r., at the head of canal navigation, and though its growth has been less rapid than at first, it is still a place of much business.

Port Chester, p-v., Rye t., Westchester co., N. Y., 136 s. Albany, 255 W. Situated on the w. side of Byram r. Incorporated in 1833, and contains 1 Presbyterian, and 1 Methodist church, 2 boarding schools, 1 for boys, and 1 for young ladies, 20 stores, 1 dyewood m., 1 iron foundry, 1 hat fac, 2 carriage fac, 100 dwellings, and about 800 inhabitants. Six sloops and schooners are owned here, and a steamboat plies daily to New York.

Port Clinton, p-v., Brunswick t., Schuylkill co., Pa., 69 n. e. Harrisburg, 167 W. Situated at the confluence of Little Schuylkill with Schuylkill r., above the Water Gap, in Blue mountain. A railroad extends 23 ms. to Tuscarora and Mauch Chunk mountain coal-fields, and the Schuylkill canal passes through the place. It therefore shares largely in the coal trade.

Port Clinton, p-v., capital of Ottawa co., O. 120 n. Columbus, 428 W. Situated on the s. side of Portage r., at its mouth. Laid out in 1827, with spacious streets, crossing each other at right angles. It has a good harbor, with a light-house at its entrance. It contains a court house, jail, several stores, 1 steam saw m. and grist m., various mechanic shops, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Port Colden, p-v., Warren co., N. J., 50 n. n. w. Trenton, 209 W.

Port Conway, p-v., King Georges co., Va 84 n. n. e. Richmond, 78 W.

Port Crane, p-o., Broome co N. Y.

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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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