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Searcy, p-v., capital of White co., Ark., 50 n. n. e. Little Rock, 1,076 W. Situated on the s. w. side of Little Red r., a branch of White r., and contains a court house and several dwellings.

Searsburg, p-t., Bennington co., Vt., 11 e. Bennington. The surface is mountainous and rough, lying on the Green mountains, and much of it is incapable of cultivation. Watered by Deerfield r. Chartered in 1781. It has 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,000. Pop. 120.

Searsburg, p-o., Hector t, Tompkins co., N.Y.

Searsmont, p-t., Waldo co., Me., 38 e. Augusta, 627 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Watered by St. George's r., one branch of which flows from a considerable pond on its n. e. border. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,500; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,700. 9 sch. 460 scholars. Pop. 1,374.

Searsville, p-v., Stewart co., Ga., 128 s. w. Milledgeville, 784 W.

Sea View, p-o., Northampton co., Va., 163 e. Richmond, 239 W.

Seaville, t., Hancock co., Me. It has 3 sch. 66 scholars. Pop. 129.

Seawardsville, p-o., McDonough co., Ill., 77 N. w. Springfield, 855 W.

Sebago, lake, Cumberland co., Me., is 12 ms. long, and at its greatest breadth 7 ms. wide, and discharges its waters by Presumpscot r., into Casco bay. It is connected with Long Pond on the n. by w. by Songo strait, and receives Crooked r. from the n. It is connected with Portland by the Cumberland and Oxford canal, 20¼ ms. long, opening, by means of its connected waters, a communication into the interior of 50 ms.

Sebago, p-t., Cumberland co., Me., 76 s. w. Augusta, 562 W. It has Sebago lake on its s. e. border, and several ponds in its n. e. part, and others in its w. parts, by the outlets of which it is watered. The soil is fertile, and the situation pleasant, with a ready access to Portland. Chartered in 1826. It has 2 grist m., 2 saw m., 6 sch. 314 scholars. Pop. 707.

Sebasticook, r., Me., rises in the s. e. part of Penobscot co., in a pond in Dexter t., passes through a considerable lake in Newport t., and flowing southwestwardly, enters Kennebec r., opposite to Waterville. It is about 50 ms. long, and affords good water power.

Sebec, p-t, Piscataquis co., Me., 96 n. n. e. Augusta, 693 W. Situated at the e. end of Sebec lake or pond, which is 10 ms. long, and on an average, 1 m. wide, the outlet of which, Sebec r., enters the Piscataquis r. on the n. side. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Watered by Sebec r. Incorporated in 1812. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,000; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,100. 12 sch. 258 scholars. Pop. 1,116.

Second Creek, p-o., Greenbrier co., Va., 220 w. Richmond, 257 W.

Second Fork, p-v., Clearfield co., Pa., 157 n. w. Harrisburg, 249 W.

Section Creek, p-o., Clay co., Ky., Ill s. e. Frankfort, 555 W.

Sedgewick, t., Hancock co., Me., 85 e. Augusta, 681 W. Situated on a peninsula, having Blue Hill bay on the e., and a strait which separates it from Deer isle. on the s. It has good harbors, and considerable navigation employed in the coasting trade and the fisheries. The soil is moderately productive. Ship building is a considerable business. It has 7 stores, cap. $10,500; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,600. 15 sch. 823 scholars. Pop. 1,922. 1

Sedgewick Bay, p-o., Sedgewick t., Hancock co., Me., 93 e. s. e. Augusta, 689 W.

Seekonk, p-t., Bristol co., Mass., 46 s. s. w. Boston, 404 W. Bounded on the w. by Seekonk or Providence river, which separates it from the state of Rhode Island. Incorporated in 1812. Watered by Ten Mile r., which affords water power. The v. of Pawtucket lies partly in the n. w. part of this t., (which see.) The v., situated on Ten Mile r. near its junction with Providence r., contains 1 Congregational and 1 Baptist church, and several factories. There are in the t. 5 stores, cap. $4,900; 1 fulling m., 3 cotton fac. 6,010 sp., 1 tannery, 6 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $75,100. 1 acad. 4 students, 13 sch. 343 scholars. Pop. 1,996.

Seely Creek, p-o., Southport t., Chemung co., N. Y., 203 w. s. w. Albany, 271 W.

Seelysburg, p-o., Napoli t., Cattaraugus co., N. Y., 309 w. by s. Albany, 345 W.

Seiberlingville, p-o., Lehigh co., Pa.. 88 e. s. E. Harrisburg, 178 W.

Seigfrieds Ferry, p-o., Northampton co., Pa., 86 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 178 W.

Selbys Port, p-v., Alleghany co., Md., 214 n. w. Annapolis, 172 W.

Selins Grove, p-v., Penn t., Union co., Pa., 51 n. Harrisburg, 161 W. Situated on Susquehanna r., at the junction of Penn's cr. It contains 1 church, 6 stores, 100 dwellings, and about 800 inhabitants.

Seller's Tavern, p-o., Bucks co., Pa., 49 e. Harrisburg, 168 W.

Selma, p-v., Dallas co., Ala., 83 s. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 844 W. Situated on the n. bank of Alabama r. It contains several stores, and about 900 inhabitants.

Selma, p-v., Jefferson co., Mo., 168 e. by s. Jefferson City, 818 W. Situated on the w. bank of the Mississippi r., 35 ms. below St. Louis, and 5 below Herculaneum. It has a good landing place, a large mercantile house, a shot fac, and considerable trade. Lead is extensively exported.

Sempronius, p-t., Cayuga co., N. Y., 16 s. e. Auburn, 164 w. Albany, 328 W. The surface is rolling; soil, clay loam. Skeneateles Lake lies on its n. e. border. Drained by small streams flowing into Skeneateles and Owasco lakes. It has 2 stores, cap. $3,500; 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,645. 9 sch. 577 scholars. Pop. 1,304.

Senatoba, p-o., De Soto co., Miss

Seneca, lake, N. Y. One of the largest and most beautiful of the lakes in the w. part of the state. It is 40 ms. long from s. to n., and from 2 to 4 ms. wide, very deep, and never frozen over. The depth has been ascertained to be 560 feet, 12 ms. above the outlet. The shores of the lake are beautiful and picturesque, and the outlet flowing from its n. e. part, affords extensive wa-ter power at Waterloo v., 6 miles, and Seneca Falls, 10 ms. from the lake. Crooked lake outlet enters this lake from the w. at Dresden, 12 miles above Geneva. Steamboats on this lake run daily from Geneva to Jefferson, at the head of the lake, 40 ms. A canal extends from this lake to the Erie canal, and a canal also connects it with Crooked lake.

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Seneca, River, N. Y., formed by the outlets of Cayuga, Canandaigua, Owasco, Skeneateles, and Onondaga lakes. After it receives the outlet of Oneida Lake, it becomes Oswego r., and enters Lake Ontario at Oswego v.

Seneca, River, S. C, rises in the Blue Ridge in N. C, and flows s. through Pendleton and Anderson districts, S. C, and enters Tugaloo r. It has numerous tributaries, and is about 50 ms. long.

Seneca, County, N. Y. Situated near the center of the state, chiefly between Seneca lake on the w., and Cayuga lake on the E., and contains 308 sq. ms. The surface between the lakes is beautifully and gently uneven, being most elevated in the middle. The soil is a calcareous loam and mould, and fertile. Drained by Seneca River. Beds of gypsum are found near Seneca Falls v. Near Canoga v. is a mineral spring, which emits nitrogen gas. Capitals, Ovid and Waterloo. There were in 1840, neat cattle 21,222, sheep 63,824, swine 25,981; wheat 398,505 bush, produced, rye 5,526, Indian corn 177,795, buckwheat 19,798, barley 11,147, oats 232,446, potatoes 199,387, hops l,203pounds, sugar 25,845; 55 stores, cap. $172,900; 1 furnace, 7 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 1 cotton fac. 2,500 sp., 9 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 1 brewery, 4 potteries, 11 flouring m., 10 grist m., 25 saw m., 5 oil m., 1 paper fac, 4 printing offices, 3 weekly, 1 semi-weekly, newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $585,684. 3 acad. 215 students, 95 sch. 4,360 scholars. Population 24,874.

Seneca, County, O. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 540 sq. ms. The surface is level; soil, very fertile. Drained by Sandusky River and its tributaries. Capital, Tiffin. There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,035, sheep 21,027, swine 34,256; wheat 348,194 bushels produced, rye 20,223, Ind. corn 306,051, buckwheat 9,510, oats 174,736, potatoes 89,755, tobacco 1,211 lbs., sugar 199,706; 36 stores, cap. $48,876; 6 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 2 breweries, 3 potteries, 1 flouring m., 14 grist m., 34 saw m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Capital in manufactures 837,691. 82 sch. 2,382 scholars. Pop. 18,128.

Seneca, t., Ontario co., N. Y., 15 e. Canandaigua, 179 w. Albany. The surface is undulating, and hilly on the s.; soil, a fertile sandy clay and loam. Seneca lake lies on its s. E. border. Drained by Flint cr. It contains the important v. of Geneva. There are in the t. 48 stores, cap. $179,900; 3 fulling m., 4 tanneries, 2 breweries, 2 printing offices, 1 newspaper, 1 periodical, 3 flouring m., 3 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $134,700. 1 college 126 students, 6 acad. 393 students, 21 sch. 1,275 scholars. Pop. 7,073.

Seneca, t., Guernsey co., O. Pop 1,359.

Seneca, t., Monroe co., O. Pop. 1,348.

Seneca, t., Seneca co., O. It has 1 store, 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 1 pottery, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $10,677. 8 sch. 225 scholars. Pop. 1,339.

Seneca, t., Lenawee co., Mich. It has 2 saw m. Pop. 531.

Seneca Castle, p-o., Seneca t., Ontario co., N. Y., 186 w. Albany, 351 W.

Seneca Falls, p-t., Seneca co., N. Y., 4 e. Waterloo, 166 w. Albany, 342 W. The surface is undulating; soil, generally a fertile loam. Cayuga Lake lies on its s. e. border. Watered by Seneca r. The Cayuga and Seneca canal passes through the place. The v. is situated on both sides of the outlet of Seneca Lake. Incorporated in 1331, and contains 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 1 Roman Catholic, an academy, 20 stores, 1 cotton fac, 8 flouring m. with 27 run of stones, 5 saw m., 2 plaster m., 1 distillery, 2 iron foundries, 2 pump fac, 1 sash fac, 1 paper m., 1 axe fac, 1 cloth-dressing works, 1 tannery, and 1 boat-yard, 400 dwellings, and about 3,000 inhabitants. Gypsum is found in the vicinity, and ground here for market. The water power here is very great, the outlet having a descent of 40 feet in the distance of 1 mile. Here are 5 locks in the Seneca and Cayuga canal, which unites with the Erie Canal at Montezuma. There are in the t. 28 stores, capital $113,700; 1 lumberyard, cap. $4,000; 3 fulling m., 1 cotton fac. 2,500 sp., 1 tannery, 2 distilleries, 1 brewery, 2 potteries, 1 paper fac, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 7 flouring m., 1 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac $436,918. 1 acad. 101 students, 14 sch. 743 scholars. Pop. 4,281.

Senecaville, p-v., Seneca t., Guernsey co., O., 90 e. Columbus, 316 W.

Senex, p-o., McLean co., Ill., 98 n. e. Springfield, 758 W.

Sennett, p-t., Cayuga co., N.Y., 158 n. by w. Albany, 338 W. The surface is rolling; soil, clay and gravelly loam, well cultivated. Drained by branches of Seneca r. The v. contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Baptist church, 2 stores. 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 1 store, cap. $3,000; 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 3 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $7,250. 17 sch. 785 scholars. Pop. 2,060.

Serepta, p-o., Warren co., N. J., 61 n. Trenton, 216 W.

Seargeantsville, p-v., Caswell co., N. C, 86 n. w. Raleigh, 262 W.

Sergeant, t., McKean co., Pa. It has 1 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac $1,000. 3 sch. 36 scholars. Pop. 212.

Service, p-o., Beaver co., Pa.

Setauket, p-v., Brookhaven t., Suffolk co., N. Y., 200 s. s. e. Albany, 280 W. Situated or, the N. side of Long Island, with a good harbor. It contains 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Baptist church, several stores, 125 dwellings, and about 800 inhabitants.

Setzler's Store, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 74 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 162 W.

Seven Mile, p-o., Butler co., O.

Seven Mile Ford, p-o., Smyth co., Va., 281 w. by s. Richmond, 349 W.

Seven Mile Prairie, p-o., Darke co., O.

Seventy Six, p-o., Beaver co., Pa., 232 w. by N. Harrisburg, 257 W.

Seventy Six, p-o., Clinton co., Ky., 120 s. Frankfort, 626 W.

Seven Valleys, p-o., York co., Pa.

Sevier, County, Tenn. Situated in the e. part of the state, and contains 500 sq. ms. Drained by French Broad r., and Little Pigeon r. and its branches, flowing into the former. Great Smoky Mountain runs on its s. e. border. Capital, Sevierville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,307, sheep 5,276, swine 19,898; wheat 48,038 bush, produced, rye 1,648, Ind. corn 339,113, oats 50,639, potatoes 10,825, tobacco 4,110 pounds, cotton 16,252, sugar 3,375; 10 stores, cap. $40,600; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 4 tanneries, 17 distilleries, 1 pottery, 5 flouring m., 15 grist m., 13 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $24,485. 1 acad. 23 students, 20 sch. 513 scholars. Pop. whites 6,048, slaves 354, free col'd 40; total, 6,442.

Sevier, County, Ark. Situated toward the s. w. part of the state, and contains 2,500 sq. miles. Drained by Saline, Cosselose, and Rolling Fork crs., branches of North Little r., flowing into Red r., which runs on its s. border. Capital, Paraclifta. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,676, sheep 997, swine 16,091; wheat 1,297 bush, produced, Indian corn 150,730, oats 8,404, potatoes 12,730, rice 4,634 pounds, tobacco 3,477, cotton 705,394; 10 stores, cap. $28,769; 1 distillery, 6 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,300. 7 sch. 168 scholars. Pop. whites 2,076, slaves 527, free col'd 7; total, 2,810.

Sevierville, p-v., capital of Sevier co., Tenn., 213 e. by s. Nashville, 494 W Situated between the e. and w. forks of Little Pigeon r. It contains a court house, jail, 1 church, 1 academy, and about 110 inhabitants.

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Seville, t., Medina co., O. It has 1 store, cap. $4,000; 1 fulling m., 1 furnace, 1 tannery, 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,160. 1 acad. 26 students, 1 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 249.

Sewee, p-o., McMinn co., Tenn.

Sewell's Mountain, p-o., Fayette co., Va., 243 w. Richmond, 280 W.

Sewellsville, p-o., Kirkwood t., Belmont co., O., 99 e. Columbus, 302 W.

Seward, t., Schoharie co., N. Y., 15 w. Schoharie, 47 w. Albany. The surface is elevated and undulating; soil, generally fertile. Drained by Cobbleskill cr. It has 6 stores, cap. $10,800; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 3 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,100. 13 sch. 600 scholars. Pop. 2,088.

Sewickly, t, Westmoreland co., Pa. Drained by Sewickly cr. It has 5 stores, cap. $12,650; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 2 paper fac, 4 flouring m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $73,948. Pop. 1,573.

Sewickly Bottom, p-o., Alleghany co., Pa., 214 w. Harrisburg, 240 W.

Sextons, p-o., Boone co., Mo., 45 n. Jefferson, City, 950 W.

Shackelford's, p-o., King and Queen co., Va., 68 e. Richmond, 156 W.

Shade, p-o., Athens co., O., 180 s. e. Columbus, 347 W.

Shade, creek, Pa., vises in the Alleghany mts. in Somerset co., and flows into Conemaugh r. at Johnstown.

Shade, mts., Pa., a ridge of the Alleghany chain, extending 40 ms. from Bedford co., through Huntingdon co. into Mifflin co.

Shade, t., Somerset co., Pa. It has 1 store, cap. $2,000; 1 furnace, 2 distilleries, 4 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,750. Pop. 1,052.

Shade Gap, p-o., Huntingdon co., Pa., 73 w. Harrisburg, 119 W.

Shady Dale, p-o., Jasper co., Ga., 41 w. s. w., Milledgeville, 63 i W.

Shady Grove, p-o., Franklin co., Va., 184 w. s. w. Richmond, 259 W.

Shady Grove, p-o., Union dist., S. C, 68 n. w. Columbia, 476 W.

Shady Grove, p-o., Union co., Ga., 170 n. n. w. Milledgeville, 611 W.

Shady Grove, p-o., Gibson co., Tenn., 115 w. Nashville, 798 W.

Shady Grove, p-o., Washington par., La., 84 N. New Orleans, 1008 W.

Shaefferstown, p-v., Heidelberg t., Lebanon co., Pa., 32 e. Harrisburg, 130 W. It contains 1 Lutheran and 1 Presbyterian Church, 4 stores, 110 dwellings, and about 700 inhabitants.

Shaffers, p-o., Monroe co., Pa., 116 n. e. Harrisburg, 212 W.

Shaftsbury, p-t., Bennington co., Vt., 110 s. Montpelier, 414 W. The surface is elevated and uneven; soil fertile, particularly in the s. part. Watered by branches of Walloomsac and Battenkill rivers, which afford water power. Iron ore and marble are found. It contains 3 churches, 2 Baptist and 1 Methodist. It has 2 stores, cap. I $5,500; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, I grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,900. 1 acad. 20 students, 10 sch. 305 scholars. Pop. 1,885.

Shaker Village, p-v., Canterbury t., Merrimack co., N. H., 14 n. Concord, 495 W.

Shalersville, p-t., Portage co., O., 5 n. Ravenna, 145 n. e. Columbus, 330 W. The surface is moderately uneven; soil, fertile. Watered by Cuyahoga r. It has 7 sch. 265 scholars. Pop. 1,281.

Shallotte, p-o., Brunswick co., N. C, 167 s. Raleigh, 420 W.

Shamokin, cr., Pa., falls into the e. side of Susquehanna r., 2 ms. below Sunbury, and is 30 ms. long.

Shamokin, p-t., Northumberland co., Pa., 76 n. Harrisburg, 186 W. The surface consists of hills and valleys; soil, alluvial, red shale and gravel. Watered by Shamokin cr. The v. contains 1 store, and about 15 dwellings. There are 4 churches in the t; 6 stores, cap. $16,300; 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 4 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,875. 6 sch. 205 scholars. Pop. 1,983.

Shamokin Dam, p-o., Union co., Pa., 55 n. Harrisburg, 165 W.

Shamrock, p-o., Callaway co., Mo., 39 n. e. Jefferson City, 913 W.

Shamrock Mills, p-o., Providence co., R. I., 41 n. w. Providence, 386 W.

Shancks, p-o., Richland co., O., 51 n. by e. Columbus, 390 W.

Shandaken, p-t., Ulster co., N. Y., 83 s. s. w. Albany, 342 W. The surface is mountainous, lying on the Catskill range; soil, indifferent. Drained by Esopus cr. and Neversink r. It has 2 stores, cap. $4,000; 4 tanneries, 2 grist m., 17 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $33,470. 7 sch. 301 scholars. Pop. 1,455.

Shane's Crossings, p-o., Dublin t., Mercer co., O., 124 w. n. w. Columbus, 504 W. The v., called Shanesville, is situated on St. Mary's r., and contains 1 store, 1 tannery, and about 12 dwellings.

Shanesville, p-v., Sugar Creek t., Tuscarawas co., O., 107 e. n. e. Columbus, 325 W. Situated on Sugar cr., and contains 2 stores, and about 200 inhabitants.

Shannon, County, Mo. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 2,400 sq. ms. Drained by Current r. and its branches, and Big Black r. Capital, Shannon C. H.

Shannon, p-v., Mason co., Ky., 68 e. n. e. Frankfort, 474 W.

Shannon Hill, p-o., Goochland co., Va., 48 w. s. w. Richmond, 149 W.

Shannonsville, p-v., Montgomery co., Pa., 84 e. Harrisburg, 160 W.

Shannonsville, p-v., Perry co., Tenn., 109 s. w. by w. Nashville, 793 W.

Shapleigh, p-t., York co., Me., 89 s. w. Augusta, 522 W. The surface is level; soil, adapted to grain and grazing. It has several large ponds, one of which gives rise to Mousum r., and another, on its n. w. border, to Salmon Falls r., which runs on its w. border. Incorporated in 1785. It has 4 stores, cap. 2,600; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,155. 634 scholars in schools. Pop. 1,510.

Sharon, t., Hillsborough co., N. H., watered by a branch of Souhegan r. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,500; 2 grist m., 5 saw m. 2 sch. 57 scholars. Pop. 251.

Sharon, p-t., Windsor co., Vt., 40 s. Montpelier, 495 W. The surface is broken; soil, productive. Watered by White r., which affords water power. The v., situated on White r., contains a Congregational church, several stores, various mechanic shops, and about 30 dwellings. The t. has 2 stores, cap. $17,000; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 paper fac, 1 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $21,000.

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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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