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Pottstown, p-b., Potts Grove t., Montgomery co., Pa., 37 n. Philadelphia, 71 e. Harrisburg, 164 W. Situated near Schuylkill r., at the junction of Manatawny cr. It is built chiefly on one street, and the houses, of stone, brick, and wood, are neatly built. It contains 2 churches and about 100 dwellings. The Schuylkill canal passes through the place. It has 3 stores, cap. $30,000; 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 1 flouring m., 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $12,000. 2 acad. 45 students, 1 sch. Pop. 721.

Pottsville, p-b., Norwegian t., Schuylkill co., Pa., 99 n. w. Philadelphia, 62 e. Harrisburg, 172 W. Situated at t he termination of the Schuylkill canal. It contains 2 churches, 1 of which is an Episcopal, a bank, 33 stores, cap. $136,900; 1 furnace, 2 tanneries, 3 breweries, 3 printing offices, 3 weekly newspapers, 1 flouring m. Cap. in manufac. $141,400. 1 acad. 40 students, 8 sch. 170 scholars. Pop. 4,345. In 1824 there were but 5 houses on the spot. Mount Carbon, a suburb and part of the place, contains about 30 dwellings, several large warehouses, and a fine range of stores, 3 stories high. The immense coal trade has given to this place its rapid growth.

Pottsville, p-o., Washington co., Iowa.

Poughkeepsie, p-t., capital of Dutchess Co., N. Y., 71 s. Albany, 299 W. The surface is undulating, and in some places rough; soil, sand, clay, and loam, underlaid by limestone. Drained by Wappinger's and Fall creeks. The v. is situated on the E. side of Hudson r. Incorporated in 1801, and contains a court house, jail, a collegiate school with a fine edifice, Dutchess academy, 2 female seminaries, a lyceum, 2 markets, 3 banking houses, besides a savings institution, a county poorhouse, 13 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Congregational, 2 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, 2 Methodist, 1 Dutch Reformed. 2 Friends, 1 Universalist, 1 Roman Catholic, and 1 African - 80 stores of different kinds, 2 breweries, 2 carpet fee, 3 flouring m., 3 plaster fee, 2 saw m., 2 soap and candle fac, 2 pin fac, 2 gun fac, 3 iron foundries, 2 potteries, 3 machine shops, 9 carriage and wagon fac, 3 printing offices, and numerous other mechanical and manufacturing establishments, 1,000 dwellings, and about 7,500 inhabitants. It is one of the most, pleasant and wealthy villages on Hudson r. The convention met here in 1788, which adopted the constitution of the U. States. There are in the t. 54 stores, cap. $197,000; cap. employed in the fisheries $134,050; 8 lumber yards, cap. $160,500; 3 cotton fac. 4,083 sp., 2 tanneries, 1 brewery, 2 potteries, 4 flouring m., 2 grist m., 1 saw m., 3 printing offices, 2 periodicals, and 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $458,100. 2 acad. 290 students, 14 sch. 1,077 scholars. Pop. 10,006.

Poughkeepsie, p-v., Allen co., Ia., 126 n. n. e. Indianapolis, 534 W.

Poughquag, p-o., Beckman t., Dutchess co., N. Y.

Pounding Branch, p-o., Montgomery co., N. C.

Poultney, r., Vt., rises in Tinmouth and flows w. into East bay, in Lake Champlain. It affords good water power. It is about 25 ms. long, and for a little distance forms the boundary between Vt. and N. Y.

Poultney, t., Rutland co., Vt., 60 s. w. Montpelier, 46 n. Bennington. The surface is diversified; soil, warm and fertile. Watered by Poultney r. The v., near the centre, contains 2 churches, 1 Congregational and 1 Baptist, several stores, a female academy, and about 50 dwellings. There is another v. in the w. part of the t. which contains a Methodist church a store, and a number of handsome dwellings. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $20,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 3 furnaces, 3 tanneries, 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $22,830. 1 acad. 112 students, 15 sch. 648 scholars. Pop. 1,878.

Poundridge, p-t., Westchester co., N. Y., 15 N. E. White Plains, 121 s. Albany, 274 W. The surface is hilly and stony; soil, gravelly loam. Drained by Mechanus cr., which affords water power. The v. contains 3 churches, 2 stores, and 15 or 20 dwellings. There are in the t. 6 stores, cap. $8,300; 1 fulling m., 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,325. 9 sch. 441 scholars. Pop. 1,407.

Poverty Hill, p-o., Edgefield dist., S. C, 87 w. by s. Columbia, 581 W.

Powasheck, p-o., Muscatine co., Iowa.

Powder Springs, p-o., Cobb co., Ga , 112 n. w. Milledgeville, 690 W.

Powels, r., Va., rises in Powels mountain, Vs., and passing into Tennessee, unites with Clinch r., 38 n. e. Knoxville. It is navigable for boats for nearly 100 ms.

Powells Mountain, p-o., Lee co., Va., 378 w. by s. Richmond, 446 W.

Powell's Point, p-o., Currituck co., N. C., 257 e. n. e. Raleigh, 305 W.

Powell's Tavern, p-o., Goochland co., Va., 14 w. n. w. Richmond, 131 W.

Powellton, p-o., Brunswick co., Va., 91 s. s. w. Richmond, 207 W.

Powellton, p-v., Richmond co., N. C, 118 s. w. Raleigh, 392 W.

Powellton, p-v., Hancock co., Ga., 36 n. e. Milledgeville, 626 W. Situated on Great Ogeechee r., and contains 2 churches, 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist, 2 academies, 3 stores, and about 26 dwellings.

Powerville, p-v., Pequannock t., Morris co., N. J., 10 n. e. Morristown, 64 n. Trenton, 235 W. It contains 2 stores, 1 forge, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., and about 15 dwellings.

Powerville, p-v., Bracken co., Ky., 61 n. e. Frankfort, 489 W.

Powhatan, County, Va. Situated near the centre of the state, and contains 300 sq. miles. James r. runs on its n. border, and Appomattox River on is s. border. Capital, Scottsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,751, sheep 6.591, swine 9,160; wheat 53,935 bush, prod., Ind. corn 188,810, oats 13S.273, potatoes 6,737, tobacco 1,849,750 lbs.; 13 stores, cap. $28,000; 2 tanneries, 10 distillries, 7 flouring m., 16 grist, m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $43,500. 5 acad. 125 students, 4 sch. 94 scholars. Pop. whites 2,432, slaves 5, 129, free col'd 363; total, 7,924.

Powhatan Point, p-o., Mead t., Belmont, co., O., 13S e. Columbus, 275 W.

Pownal, p-t, Cumberland co., Me., 18 N. e. Portland, 42 s. w. Augusta, 563 W. Incorporated in 1803. It is a small t., irregular in its form. It has 5 stores, cap. $1,800; 1 tannery, 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,245. Pop. 1,2 10.

Pownal, p-t., Bennington co., Vt., 126 s by w. Montpelier, 398 W. The surface is hilly and broken; soil, fertile, adapted to grazing. Drained by Hoosic r., which affords water power. Chartered in 1760. A small v. at the centre contains a Baptist church. It has 2 stores, cap. $5,000; 1 woolen fac., 1 cotton fac., 2 grist m., 5 saw m.Cap. in manufac. $1 1,300. 10 sch. 349 scholars-Pop. 1,613.

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Powow, r., N. H., rises in Kingston and falls into Merrimac r., between Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., where, by a fall of 100 feet in 50 rods, it affords extensive water power.

Prairie, t., Franklin co., O. The surface is mostly level, with a considerable prairie near its centre. Watered by Darby cr. The national road passes through it. Organized in 1819. Pop. 606.

Prairie, t., Arkansas co., Ark. Pop. 142.

Prairie, t., Holmes co., O. It has 3 flouring m. Cap. in manufac. $6,500. Pop. 1,249.

Prairie, t., Audrain co., Mo. Pop. 221.

Prairie, t., Howard co., Ill. It has 1 sch. 38 scholars. Pop. 1,863.

Prairie, t., Carroll co., Ark. It has 1 store, cap. $1,700; 2 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 399.

Prairie, t., Washington co., Ark. It has 2 tanneries, 3 distilleries. Cap. in manufac. $4,275. 4 sch. 93 scholars. Pop. 2,182.

Prairie, t., Franklin co., Ark. It has 1 sch. 13 scholars. Pop. 500.

Prairie, t., Madison co., Ark. It has 1 distillery. Pop. 400.

Prairie, t., Montgomery co., Mo. It has 1 sch. 20 scholars. Pop. 775.

Prairie Bluff, p-o., Wilcox co., Ala., 85 s. Tuscaloosa, 877 W.

Prairie Creek, p-o., Vigo co., Ia., 88 w. s. w. Indianapolis, 659 W.

Prairie de Long, p-o., Monroe co., Ill., 116 s. by w. Springfield, 826 W. The creek from which it is named flows into Kaskaskia r.

Prairie Du Chien, p-v., capital of Crawford county, Wis., 125 w. Madison, 957 W. Situated on the e. bank of Mississippi r., 3 miles above the mouth of Wisconsin r., 300 miles below the Falls of St. Anthony, and 600 above St. Louis. The prairie is 10 ms. long and 3 wide. The v. contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, 1 Methodist, 1 Presbyterian, and 1 Roman Catholic, an academy, 9 stores, 150 dwellings, and 1,500 inhabitants. Numerous mounds of all shapes and sizes are to be found in the vicinity. The richest copper mines, and large masses of pure copper, are found here. Fort Crawford, a United States military post, is situated immediately s. of the village.

Prairie Du Sac, p-v., capital of Sauk co., Wis. Situated on the n. side of Wisconsin r.

Prairie Du Rocher, p-v., Randolph co., Ill., 14 n. w. Kaskaskia, 137 s. by w. Springfield, 848 W. It is an old French settlement, on the e. side of the Mississippi r., on the American bottom, which contained 14 families in 1766, and now contains about 35. It has a Roman Catholic church, and the inhabitants retain much of their original habits and manners.

Prairie Hill, p-o, Lowndes co., Ala., 121 s. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 864 W.

Prairie la Porte, p-v., capital of Clayton co., Iowa. Situated on the w. side of Mississippi r., on an elevated bank, a few ms. above the mouth of Turkey cr.

Prairie Point, p-o., Noxubee co., Miss., 137 n. n. e. Jackson, 873 W.

Prairie River, p-o., Branch co., Mich., 122 s. s. w. Detroit, 575 W. The river which gives name to it is 40 or 50 miles long, and flows into St. Joseph r.

Prairie Ronde, t., Kalamazoo co., Mich. It has I tannery, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. & 1,400. 4 sch. 94 scholars. Pop. 623.

Prairieton, p-v., Prairie t, Vigo co., Ia., 80 w. s. w. Indianapolis, 651 W. Situated on the s. side of Prairie cr., which flows into Wabash River.

Prairieton, p-v., Lawrence co., Ill., 147 s. e. Springfield, 709 W.

Prairie Village, p-v., Milwaukee co., Wis., 65 e. Madison, 820 W. Situated on the w. side of a head branch of Fox r.

Prairieville, t., Milwaukee Co., Wis. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,400; 2 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 sch. 13 scholars. Pop. 450.

Prairieville, p-v., Clinton co., Ia., 52 n. n. w. Indianapolis, 610 W.

Prairieville, p-v., Randolph co., Ill., 126 s. Springfield, 835 W.

Prallsville, p-v., Amwell t., Hunterdon co., N. J., 20 n. n. w. Trenton, 177 W. Situated on the e. side of Delaware r., and contains 1 store, a grist m. on Wickhechecoke cr., and 10 or 12 dwellings.

Pratt, p-o., Shelby co., O., 74 w. n. w. Columbus, 468 W.

Prattsburg, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 209 w. by s. Albany, 315 W. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile, adapted to grain, but better to grass. Drained by Conhocton River. The v. contains 1 Presbyterian Church, an academy, 4 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 tannery, 50 dwellings, and about 400 inhabitants. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $16,300; 2 fulling m., 1 tannery, 3 grist m., 22 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,100. 1 acad. 204 students, 18 sch. 823 scholars. Pop. 2,455.

Prattsburg, p-v., Orange co., N. C, 31 n. w. Raleigh, 294 W.

Prattsburg, p-v., Talbot co., Ga., 80 w. s. w. Milledgeville, 736 W.

Pratt's Hollow, p-o., Eaton t., Madison co., N. Y., 106 w. by n. Albany, 363 W.

Prattsville, p t, Greene co., N. Y., 38 w. Catskill, 54 s. w. Albany, 360 W. The surface is broken and mountainous; soil, fertile on Schoharie cr., which flows through the t. The up-land is adapted to grazing. The v. is pleasantly situated on the e. side of Schoharie cr., and contains 1 Dutch Reformed and 1 Methodist church, an academy, a printing office, and stereotype foundry, 3 tanneries producing 110,000 sides of sole leather annually, 1 woolen fac, 2 furnaces, 2 machine shops, 150 dwellings, and about 1,000 inhabitants. There are in the t. 7 stores, cap. $24,000; 1 flouring m., 1 woolen fac, 4 tanneries, 2 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $281,200. 1 acad. 25 students, 6 sch. 150 scholars. Pop. 1,613.

Preble, County, O. Situated toward the s. w. part of the state, and contains 432 sq. ms. The surface is level or gently rolling; soil, very fertile. Drained by Franklin, Four Mile, and St. Clair creeks. Capital, Eaton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 15,865, sheep 29,255, swine 40,785; wheat 198,107 bushels produced, rye 8,955, Ind. corn 1,110,611, buckwheat 1,340, barley 3,571, oats 270,804, potatoes 24,775, sugar 49,296 pounds; 37 stores, cap. $130,896; 1 full-ing m., 3 woolen fac, 9 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 16 flouring m., 18 grist m., 34 saw m., 1 oil m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $91,700. Pop. 19,482.

Preble, p-t., Cortland co., N. Y., 131 w. Albany, 324 W. The surface is hilly; soil calcareous gravel and argillaceous loam, and very productive. Drained by Toughnioga r. The v. contains 2 churches, 45 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. There are in the t. 1 store, cap. $4,500; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,600. 10 sch. 464 scholars. Pop. 1,247.

Preble, t., Pike co., O. Pop. 513.

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Prescott, p-t., Hampshire co., Mass., 16 n. e. Northampton, 77 w. Boston, 395 W. The surface is hilly and rough; soil, adapted to grazing. Watered by branches of Swift r., a principal constituent of Chicapee r. It has 4 stores, cap. $2,900; 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,350. 5 sch. 230 scholars. Pop. 780.

Presque Isle, County, Mich. Situated in the n. e. part of the peninsula, and contains 720 sq. ms. Bounded n. e. by Lake Huron, into which its streams flow. It is unorganized.

Preston, County, Va. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 501 sq. ms. The surface is mountainous and rough; soil, in some parts very fertile. Drained by Cheat r., the principal constituent of Monongahela r. Capital, Kingwood. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,45y, sheep 12,249, swine 9,069; wheat 2,801 bush, produced, rye 17,877, Indian corn 42,887, buckwheat 16,057, oats 123,966, potatoes 35,209, tobacco 3,892 pounds, sugar 27,132; 11 stores, cap. $103,900; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 2 cotton fac. 90 sp., 11 tanneries, 22 distilleries, 29 grist m., 23 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $45,195. Pop. whites 6,743, slaves 91, free col'd 30; total, 6,866.

Preston, p-t., New London co., Ct., 45 s. e. Hartford, 363 W. The surface is uneven and rocky; soil, gravelly loam, and pretty fertile. Thames and Quinnebaug rivers bound it on the w. and n. w. It has 2 villages 1 in the e. part, called Preston City, which contains a Congregational and a Baptist church, several stores, and about 35 dwellings. Poquetanock, the other v., is in the s. part, and lies partly in Ledyard, and contains about 40 dwellings, situated at the head of a cove, which sets up from Thames r. Amos's pond lies a little s. of Preston City, the outlet of which forms Poquetannuck r. First settled in 1686. There are in the t. 9 stores, cap. $11,000; 1 cotton fac. 200 sp., 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $24,550. 13 sch. 469 scholars. Pop. 1,727.

Preston, p-t., Chenango co., N. Y., 118 w. by s. Albany, 342 W. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, fertile. Drained by branches of Chenango r. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 3 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,600. 12 sch. 340 scholars. Pop. 1,117.

Preston, p-t., Wayne co., Pa., 184 n. e. Harrisburg, 280 W. The surface is hilly; soil, gravel and loam, well timbered with white and yellow pine, hemlock and chestnut. It has 7 sch. 124 scholars. Pop. 534.

Preston, p-o., Marion co., Ga.

Preston, p-o.; Crosby t., Hamilton co., O., 122 w. s. w. Columbus, 510 W. Situated in New Haven v.

Preston, p-o., Yallabusha co., Miss., 129 n. by E. Jackson, 974 W.

Prestonburg, p-v., capital of Floyd co., Ky., 120 e. s. e. Frankfort, 461 W. Situated on the w. fork of Sandy r. It contains a court house, and 84 inhabitants.

Preston Hollow, p-v., Rensselaerville t, Albany co., N. Y., 38 w. by s. Albany, 365 W. It contains 1 church, 4 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 40 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Prestonville, p-v., Rhea co., Tenn., 147 e. s. e. Nashville, 536 W. Situated on the n. side of Tennessee r.

Prewett's Knob, p-o., Barren co., Ky., 119 s. w. Frankfort, 642 W.

Prible's Mills, p-o., Wood co., Va., 336 w. n. w. Richmond, 305 W.

Price, t., Monroe co., Pa. It has 1 grist m 9 saw m. Pop. 391.

Pricetown, p-v., Ruscomb Manor t., Berks co., Pa., 62 e. by n. Harrisburg, 155 W. It contains 1 store, 1 tannery, and 25 or 30 dwellings.

Priceville, p-v., Price t., Wayne co., Pa 199 n. e. Harrisburg, 295 W.

Priggs, p-o., Jackson t., 3Iontgomery co., O., 12 s. w. Dayton, 182 w. by s. Columbus, 475 w.

Prillimans, p-o., Franklin co., Va., 203 w. s w. Richmond, 278 W.

Prince Edward, County., Va. Situated centrally, toward the s. part of the state, and contains 375 sq. ms. Appomattox r. runs on its n. border, by branches of which it is drained. The soil is fertile and well cultivated. It contains Hampden Sidney College, which was founded in 1783, has a president, and 4 professors or other instructors, 65 students, and has 8,000 vols, in its libraries! The commencement is on the fourth Wednesday in September. A preparatory academy is connected with the institution. Capital, Prince Edward C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,634, sheep 11,698, swine 15,428; wheat 57,293 bush, produced, Ind. corn 303,997, oats 129,21 0, potatoes 13,147, tobacco 3,106,950 pounds, cotton 11,121; 33 stores, cap. $123,800; 3 tanneries, 22 flouring m., 28 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $204,220. 2 colleges, 66 students, 3 acad. 52 students, 23 sch. 465 scholars. Pop. whites 4,923, slaves 8,576, free col'd 570; total, 14,069.

Prince Edward, C. H., p-v., capital of Prince Edward co., Va., 77 w. s. w. Richmond, 167 W.

Prince Edward, p-o., Gilmer co., Ga., 165 n. w. Milledgeville, 645 W.

Prince Fredericktown, p-v., capital of Calvert co., Md., 46 s. by w. Annapolis, 76 W. Situated on Parker's cr., which flows into Chesapeake bay. It contains a court house, jail, a church, several stores, and about 500 inhabitant

Prince George, County, Va. Situated toward the e. part of the state, and contains 305 sq. QB. Appomattox r. runs on its n. w., and James r. on its n. e. border. Drained by Blackwater r. Capital, Prince George C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,095, sheep 2,727, swine, 5,911; wheat 31,439 bush, produced, Ind. corn 176,640, oats 35,231, potatoes 6,483, tobacco 115,000 pounds, cotton 23,340; 8 stores, cap. $4,800; 7 distilleries, 9 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $12,009. 6 sch. 117 scholars. Pop. whites 2,692, slaves 4,004, free col'd 469; total, 7,175.

Prince George's, County, Md. Situated in the w. part of the state, adjoining the District of Columbia, and contains 575 sq. ms. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile. Patuxent r. runs on its e border, and Potomac r. on a part of its w. border. Capital, Upper Marlboro. There were in 1840. neat cattle 10,482, sheep 13,833, swine 24,201; wheat 80,147 bush, produced, rye 38,209, Ind. corn 507,266, oats 107,070, potatoes 21,570, tobacco 9,259,423 pounds; 31 stores, cap. $81,600; 1 flouring m., 19 grist m., 6 saw m., 1 printing oil; 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $53,800. 4 acad. 42 students, 12 sch. 253 scholars. Pop. whites 7,823, slaves 10,636, free col'd 1,080; total, 19,539.

Prince George, C. H., p-v., capital of Prince George co., Va., 23 s. s. e. Richmond, 117 W.

Princes Bay, N. Y. Situated on the s. e. side of Staten Island, celebrated for its fine oysters. It furnishes a safe anchorage in a n. e. storm.

Princess Ann, County, Va. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 374 sq. ms. The surface is level, though somewhat elevated. The Atlantic Ocean bounds it on the e. and Chesapeake Bay on the n. Back bay, a branch of Currituck sound, sets up in its s. part. Drained by North r. and the e. branch of Elizabeth r. Capital, Princess Ann C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 10,588, sheep 6,822, swine 20,761; wheat 6,655 bush, produced, Ind. corn 298,960, oats 84,771, potatoes 37,029, cotton 951 pounds; 5 stores, cap. $2,422; 3 tanneries, 10 distilleries, 16 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $9,648. 1 acad. 49 students, 8 sch. 179 scholars. Pop. whites 3,996, slaves 3,087, free col'd 202; total, 7,285.

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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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