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Russell, County, Ky. Situated toward the s e. part of the state, and contains 260 sq. miles Drained by Cumberland r. and its branches Wolf cr. and Fish cr. Capital, Jamestown. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,628, sheep 3,809, swine 11,704; wheat 8,676 bushels produced, Ind. corn 144,119, oats 28,300, potatoes 4,524, rice 16,374 pounds, tobacco 780,505, cotton 5,773, su-gar 4,469; 3 stores, cap. $2,850; 1 cotton fac. 168 sp., 2 tanneries, 26 distilleries, 8 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $16,780. 2 sch. 50 scholars. Pop. whites 3,828, slaves 406, free col'd 4; total, 4,238.

Russell, p-t., Hampden co., Mass., 108 w. by s. Boston. 372 W. Watered by Westfield river, winch affords water power. Incorporated in 1792. It contains a church, common to Congregationalists and Methodists. It has 2 stores, cap. $5,000; 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,000. 5 sch. 156 scholars. Pop. 955.

Russell, p-t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 192 n. n. w. Albany, 476 W. The surface is uneven; soil, sandy and clay loam, adapted to grazing. Drained by West Canada cr. The v. contains a state arsenal. It has 1 store, cap. $800; 1 tannery, 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,800. 13 sch. 371 scholars. Pop. 1,373.

Russell, p-t., Geauga co., O., 154 n. e. Columbus, 340 W. It has 1 fulling m., 2 grist m., 4 saw m., 9 sch. 250 scholars. Pop. 742.

Russell, t., Putnam co., Ia. It has 4 stores, cap. $16,000; 1 tannery, 5 distilleries, 1 pottery, 6 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,200. 8 sch. 206 scholars. Pop. 1,503.

Russellburg, p-v., Pine Grove t., Warren co., Pa., 212 n. w. Harrisburg, 304 W. Situated on the w. side of Conewango cr.

Russell Hill, p-o., Luzerne co., Pa., 160 n. e. Harrisburg, 265 W.

Russell Place, p-o., Kershaw dist., S. C, 63 n. e. Columbia. 474 W.

Russellville, p-v., Chester co., Pa., 65 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 102 W.

Russelville, p-v., capital of Franklin co., Ala., 111 n. by w. Tuscaloosa, 796 W. Situated on Cedar cr. a branch of Bear cr., which flows into Tennessee r., and contains a court house, jail, and about 25 dwellings.

Russellville, p-v., Byrd t., Brown co., O., 103 s. s. w. Columbus, 459 W.

Russellville, p-v., capital of Logan co., Ky., 172 s. w. Frankfort, 696 W. Situated between Green and Cumberland rivers, 35 miles from each. It contains a seminary, denominated a college, a court house, jail, 2 churches, and about 175 dwellings.

Russellville, p-v., Putnam co., Ia., 50 w. Indianapolis. 621 W. It contains about 100 inhabitants.

Russellville, p-v., Lawrence co., Ill., 170 s. e. Springfield, 698 W. Situated on Wabash r., in the n. e. corner of the co.

Russellville, p-v., Claiborne par., La., 386 n. w. New Orleans, 1,256 W.

Russia, t., Loraine co., O. It has 1 store, cap. $1,500; 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 1 bindery, 1 semi-weekly newspaper, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,800. 1 college, 498 students, 3 sch. 101 scholars. Pop. 1,302.

Russia, p-t., Herkimer co., N. Y., 16 n. Herkimer, 93 n. w. Albany, 408 W. The surface is elevated and hilly; soil, sandy loam and clay, well adapted to grass. Drained by West Canada cr. The v. contains 1 church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 8 stores, cap. $18,100; 2 lumber yards, 3 fulling m., 2 cotton m. 1,004 sp., 2 forges, 4 tanneries, 4 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $56,130. 14 sch. 619 scholars. Pop. 2,298.

Rutherford, County, N. C. Situated in the s. w. part of the state, and contains 1,025 sq. ms. The soil is various; some of it very fertile, and some of it thin and sterile. Drained by head branches of Broad r. Capital, Rutherfordton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,036, sheep 17,784, swine 92,059; wheat 76,663 bushels produced, rye 6,030, Indian corn 1,090,338, barley 1,000, oats 57,955, potatoes 16,599, tobacco 4,653 pounds, cotton 250,325; 11 stores, 5 tanneries, 15 distilleries, 2 flouring m., 53 grist m., 16 saw m., 2 oil m., 1 printing office. Cap. in manufac. $56,130. 8 sch. 149 scholars. Pop. whites 15,875, slaves 3,201, free col'd 126; total, 19,202.

Rutherford, County, Tenn. Situated near the centre of the state, and contains 540 sq. ms. Drained by Stone's r., and numerous branches flowing into Cumberland r. The soil is very fertile. Capital, Murfreesboro. There were in 1840, neat cattle 25,225, sheep 35,625, swine 81,430; wheat 147,500 bushels produced, rye 10,000, Ind. corn 3,301,000, oats 222,400, potatoes 114.666, tobacco 1,039,000 lbs., cotton 2,620.000, sugar 1,200; 20 stores, cap. $400,000; 5 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 612 sp., 12 tanneries, 20 distilleries, 5 flouring m , 30 grist m., 25 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $201,300. 5 acad. 244 students, 24 sch. 633 scholars. Pop. whites 15,042, slaves 9,072, free col'd 166; total, 24,280.

Rutherfordton, p-v., capital of Rutherford co., N. C, 216 w. by s. Raleigh, 453 W. Situated on a branch of Broad r., and contains a court house, jail, and an academy, and about 390 inhabitants.

Ruther Glen, p-o., Caroline co., Va., 37 n. Richmond, 97 W.

Rutland, County, Vt. Situated toward the s. E. part of the state, and contains 953 square ms. Drained by Otter cr., Black, White, Queechee, and Pawlet rivers. The surface is in the e. parts mountainous, adapted to grazing, but it has much good land on Otter cr. Many fine cattle and sheep are raised. Iron ore and marble are extensively found. Capital, Rutland. There were in 1840, neat cattle 40,023, sheep 271,727, swine 15,563; wheat 40,116 bushels produced, rye 33,013, Ind. corn 154,792, buckwheat 10,850, barley 853, oats 154,119, potatoes 642,108, silk cocoons 1,990 pounds, sugar 396,804; 77 stores, cap. $186,675; 11 furnaces, 5 forges, 11 fulling m., 8 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 1,076 sp., 27 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 20 grist m., 103 saw m., 2 oil in., 1 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 1 weekly news-paper. Cap. in manufac. $292,900. 3 acad. 332 students, 249 sch. 10,330 scholars. Pop. 30,699.

Rutland, p-t., capital of Rutland co., Vt., 62 s. w. Montpelier, 456 W. The surface is uneven; soil, various, from a strong loam to a light sand, but generally fertile. Drained by Otter cr. and its branches, which afford water power, and by a branch of Castleton r. The principal v. has an elevated situation, and contains a court house, jail, a bank, 1 Congregational and 1 Episcopal church, 12 stores, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, and about 100 dwellings, many of them handsome. In the w. part of the t. is another v., containing a Congregational church and about 30 dwellings. The Baptists and Methodists also have churches.

Chartered in 1761. There are in the 1. 11 stores, cap. $28,700; 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 1 bindery, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $23,450. 16 sch. 963 scholars. Pop. 2,708.

Rutland, p-t., Worcester co., Mass., 55 w. by n. Boston, 412 W. The surface is elevated and uneven; soil, fertile, adapted to grazing. Watered by a branch of Ware r., which affords water power. Incorporated in 1722. The central v. contains a handsome Congregational church, a town house, and several handsome dwellings. Cap. in manufac. $6,000. 1 acad. 40 students. 13 sch. 712 scholars. Pop. 1,260.

Rutland, p-t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 158 n. w. Albany. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Sandy cr. and Black r. The remains of Indian fortifications are found here. It has 4 stores, cap. $4,000; 2 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $26,300. 11 sch. 253 scholars. Pop. 2,090.

Rutland, p-t., Tioga co., Pa., 151 n. Harrisburg, 261 W. The surface is hilly; soil, gravely loam. It has 1 store, 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,100. 1 sch. 60 scholars. Pop. 692.

Rutland, p-t., Meigs co., O., 92 s. E. Columbus, 347 W. It has 4 stores, cap. $3,250; 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 3 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,625. 11 sch. 280 scholars. Pop. 1,410.

Rutledge, v., Conewango t, Cattaraugus co., N. Y. Situated on the line of the New York and Erie railroad, and contains 1 Presbyterian church, 3 stores, 1 saw m., 40 dwellings, and about 250 inhabitants.

Rutledge, p-v., capital of Granger co., Tenn., 216 e. Nashville, 466 W. It contains a court house, jail, and about 75 inhabitants.

Rval's, p-o., Montgomery co., Ga., 123 s. e. Milledgeville, 734 W.

Rye, p-t., Rockingham co., N. H., 6? s. Portsmouth, 42 s. e. Concord, 479 W. The Atlantic ocean bounds it on the s. E., for the distance of 6 miles. The surface has considerable sandy beach and salt meadow, which yields large quantities of grass. It has a harbor which admits small vessels, and from which the fisheries are carried on. Chartered in 1719. It has 3 stores, cap. $1,100; 5 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 acad. 25 students, 4 sch. 420 scholars. Pop. 1,205.

Rye, p-t, Westchester co., N. Y., 27 e. n e New York, 146 s. Albany, 251 W. The surface is uneven and stony; soil, clay loam. Drained by Byram r. and other small streams flowing into Long Island sound. The v., situated 1 m. n. of the sound, contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist an academy, 3 stores, 35 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 3 acad. 54 students, 6 sch. 193 scholars. Pop. 1,803.

Ryegate, p-t., Caledonia co., Vt., 43 e. by s. Montpelier, 529 W. Situated on the w. side of Connecticut r. Watered by Wells r., which affords water power. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile, adapted chiefly to grazing, but producing grain. There are several ponds which discharge their waters into Connecticut river. At Canoe falls, in Connecticut r., against the middle of the t., is a dam across the r., which affords extensive water power. Chartered in 1763. First settled in 1774, by emigrants from Scotland, from whom most of the inhabitants have descended. It contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Associate Reformed church. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,200. 9 sch. 459 scholars. Pop. 1,223.

Ryerson's Station, p-o., Greene co., Pa., 231 w. by s. Harrisburg, 247 W.

Rye, t., Perry co., Pa. It has 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,235. 4 sch. 139 scholars. Pop. 451.

Rye Valley, p-o., Smyth co., Va., 280 w. by s. Richmond, 346 W.

Rye Ridge, p-o., Morgan co., Tenn., 163 e. Nashville, 536 W.

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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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