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Silver Creek, p-o., Maury co., Term., 54 s. Nashville, 712 W.

Silver Creek, p-o., Stephenson co., Ill., 206 N. Springfield, 826 W.

Silver Glade, p-o., Anderson dist., S. C, 137 w. n. w. Columbia, 532 W.

Silver Lake, N. Y., is a beautiful sheet of water in Wyoming co., 3 ms. long, and three fourths of a mile wide, stocked with fish brought originally from Lake Erie. Its outlet flows into Genesee r.

Silver Lake, p-o., Castile t., Wyoming co., N. Y., 248 w. Albany, 361 W.

Silver Lake, p-t., Susquehanna co., Pa., 184 n. n. e. Harrisburg, 294 W. The surface is hilly; soil, loam, clay, and gravel. Drained by branches of Choconut cr. and by Silver creek, flowing from Silver Lake, a beautiful sheet of water, three fourths of a m. long, and half a m. wide. Two ms. n. e. is Quaker lake, a little larger, and another, a little smaller. It has 1 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,150. 6 sch. 168 scholars. Pop. 907.

Silver Spring, t., Cumberland co., Pa., 7 n. e. Carlisle. The surface is hilly, with fine valleys; sod, calcareous loam and slate. Drained by Conedogwinit cr. and its tributaries. It contains the v. of Kingston. There are in the t. 3 stores, cap. $14,000; 1 tannery, 2 distilleries, 5 flouring m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,646. Pop. 1,938.

Silverton, p-v., Barnwell dist., S. C, 96 s. w. Columbia, 591 W. Situated on the e. side of Savannah r.

Simmon's Tan Yard, p-o., Montgomery co., N. C, 101 w. s. w. Raleigh, 375 W.

Simms Port, p-v., Avoyelles par., La., 237 n. w. New Orleans, 1,194 W.

Simonsville, p-v., Windsor co., Vt., 89 s. Montpelier, 451 W.

Simpson, County, Miss. Situated a little s. of the centre of the state, and contains 550 sq. ms. Pearl r. runs on its w. border, by branches of which it is drained. Capital, Westville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,693, sheep 1,120, swine 13,271; wheat 2,131 bush, produced, Ind. corn 132,066, oats 2,677, potatoes 18,126, rice 19,365 pounds, cotton 679,915; 9 grist m., 7 saw in. Cap. in manufac. $26,500. Pop. whites 2,473, slaves 907; total, 3,380.

Simpson, County, Ky. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 288 sq. ms. Drained by Drakes cr. and its branches, which flow n. into Big Barren r., and by branches of Red r., a tributary of Cumberland r. Capital, Franklin. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,948, sheep 8,088, swine 14,134; wheat 45,590 bush, produced, rye 1,486, Ind. corn 281,756, oats 106,333, potatoes 8,198, tobacco 708,131 pounds, cotton 24,941, sugar 1,776; 7 stores, cap. $63,100; 6 cotton fac. 244 sp., 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 3 flouring m., 7 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $31,503. Pop. whites 5,004, slaves 1,493, free col'd 40; total, 6,537.

Simpson's, p-o., Floyd co., Va., 203 w. by s. Richmond, 278 W.

Simpson's Mills, p-o., Laurens dist., S. C.

Simpson's Store, p-o., Washington co., Pa., 226 w. Harrisburg, 242 W.

Simpsonville, p-v., Shelby co., Ky., 31 w. Frankfort, 573 W. Situated on Floyds fork of Salt r.

Simsbury, p-t., Hartford co., Ct., 13 n. Hartford, 349 W. The surface is hilly and mountainous, with level and fertile land on Farmington r., by which it is watered. In the n. e. extremity is the flourishing manufacturing v. of Tariffville, on the w. side of Farmington r., containing a carpet fac. which produces 132,000 yards of carpeting annually. The Farmington canal, extending from New Haven to Northampton, Mass., passes near it. It has 5 stores, cap. $9,800; 1 woolen fac., 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. 114,700. 13 sch. 378 scholars. Pop. 1,895.

Sims Valley, p-o., Muskingum co., O., 70 e. Columbus, 343 W.

Sina, t., Clinton co., Mich.

Sinatory, p-o., De Soto co., Miss., 185 n. Jackson, 942 W.

Sinclair's Bottom, p-o., Smyth co., Va., 281 w. Richmond, 346 W.

Sinclairsville, v., Charlotte t., Chautauque co., N. Y. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, 2 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 machine shop, 2 clothiers' works, 80 dwellings, and about 400 inhabitants.

Sinepuxent, inlet, Worcester co., Md., on the Atlantic coast, is the entrance from the ocean into Sinepuxent bay, in 38° 10' 30" n. lat. The bay is long and narrow, separated from the ocean by Asaticque island.

Sing Sing, p-v.. Mount Pleasant t., Westchester co., N. Y., 116 s. Albany, 258 W. Situated on elevated and uneven ground, and has 4 landings, from which steamboats and vessels ply-daily to New York. Incorporated in 1813, and contains 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, 18 stores, 1 ship yard, 1 iron foundry, 250 dwellings, and about 2,500 inhabitants. It contains Mount Pleasant Academy for boys, with a fine marble edifice, and Mount Pleasant Female Seminary for young ladies, beautifully located. The Croton aqueduct bridge here is an object of much interest. Sing Sing furnishes great quantities of fine marble for building. The quarries are chiefly wrought by convicts of the state prison, located here. It is situated half a m. s. of the v. The main building is 84 feet long and 44 feet wide, 5 stories high, containing 1,000 cells. In front and rear are various workshops, with the keeper's house, a chapel, hospital, kitchen, and storehouses. There is a separate building, constructed of marble, of the Ionic order, for female convicts, with well furnished apartments for the matrons. Attached to the whole are 130 acres of land.

Sinking Cane, p-o., Overton co., Tenn., 113 e. Nashville, 616 W.

Sinking Creek, p-o., Botetourt co., Va., 204 w. Richmond, 244 W.

Sinking Creek, p-o., Bedford co., Tenn., 113 s. Nashville, 699 W.

Sinking Spring, p-o., Berks co., Pa., 47 e. Harrisburg, 151 W.

Sinking Spring, p-v., Brush Creek t., Highland co., O., 84 s. w. Columbus, 421 W. It contains 2 stores, and 12 or 15 dwellings.

Sinking Spring, p-o., Lawrence co., Ia., 78 s. s. w. Indianapolis, 628 W.

Sinking Valley Mills, p-o., Huntingdon co., Pa., 114 w. Harrisburg, 173 W.

Sinnemahoning, r., Pa., a tributary from the n. w. of the w. branch of Susquehanna r., and its about 50 ms. long.

Sinnemahoning, p-o., Lycoming co., Pa., 3 19 N. Harrisburg, 251 W.

Sippican, p-v., Rochester t., Plymouth co., Mass., 59 s. Boston, 446 W. It contains 1 Congregational and 1 Universalist church. The manufacture of salt is the principal business of the inhabitants.

Sissonville, p-v., Kanawha co., Va., 333 .v. n. w. Richmond, 358 W. Situated on Pocatalico r., a small branch of Kanawha r.

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Sistersville, p-v., Tyler co., Va., 316 n. w. Richmond, 272 W. Situated on s. side of Ohio r., and contains 2 stores, 1 tannery, and about 250 inhabitants.

Six Mile, p-o., Union co., Ky., 227 w. by s. Frankfort, 754 W.

Six Mile, p-o., Jennings co., Ia., 70 s. s. e. Indianapolis, 576 W.

Six Mile, p-t., Madison co., Ill., 99 s. Springfield, 814 W. It has 4 sch. 110 scholars. Pop. 1,034.

Six Mile Creek, p-o., Granby t., Oswego co., N. Y., 155 w. n. w. Albany, 372 W.

Six Mile Run, p-o., Somerset co., N. J., 21 n. Trenton, 187 W. It contains 1 Dutch Reformed church, 1 store, and about 12 dwellings. The stream flows into Raritan r.

Skeneateles Lake, N. Y., lies between Cayuga and Onondaga counties, and is 15 ms. long, and from one half to three fourths of a m. wide. Its shores present romantic and picturesque scenery, and its waters afford fine trout, weighing from 5 to 10 pounds each.

Skeneateles, p-t., Onondaga co., N. Y., 147 w. Albany, 340 W. The surface is undulating; soil, fertile, and well cultivated. Watered by the outlet of Skeneateles Lake, which flows n. into Seneca r. The v. is pleasantly situated at the foot of Skeneateles Lake. Incorporated in 1833, and contains 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, 15 stores, 1 woolen fac, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m., 1 machine shop, 1 tannery, 1 iron foundry, 2 carriage fac, 200 dwellings, and about 1,400 inhabitants. A branch railroad extends 5 ms. to the Auburn and Syracuse railroad. There are in the t. 11 stores, cap. 896,880; 6 fulling m., 3 woolen fac, 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 brewery, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 1 periodical, 6 flouring m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $299,098. 1 acad. 60 students, 20 sch. 907 scholars. Pop. 3,981.

Skeggs Creek, p-o., Barren co., Ky., 135 s. w. Frankfort, 656 W.

Skelton, t., Warrick co., Ia. It has 3 sch. 100 scholars. Pop. 1,287.

Skilersville, p o., Muhlenburg co., Ky., 188 s. w. Frankfort, 700 W.

Skinner's Eddy, p-o., Luzerne co., Pa., 159 N. e. Harrisburg, 267 W. Situated on Susquehanna r., 44 ms. above Wilkesbarre.

Skinquarter, p-o., Chesterfield co., Virginia.

Skippack, p-t., Montgomery co., Pa., 86 e. Harrisburg, 165 W. Drained by Skippack cr. The surface is hilly; soil, red shale. It has 4 stores, cap. $10,000; 1 tannery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $3,400. Pop. 1,485.

Skowhegan, p-t., Somerset co., Me., 36 n. Augusta, 631 W. Situated on the n. side of Kennebec r., which here flows e. The soil is fertile and well cultivated. The v. is situated at Skowhegan falls, on the Kennebec, where there is a great water-power, is well built, has a number of mills, and considerable trade. A bridge across the Kennebec connects it with Bloomfield. It has 9 stores, cap. $15,600; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,325. 11 sch. 612 scholars. Pop. 1,584.

Slab Town, p-v., Anderson dist., S. C, 130 w. n. w. Columbia, 525 W.

Slate, p-o., Bath co., Ky., 81 e. Frankfort, 507W.

Slateford, p-o., Jackson co., Ia., 75 s. Indianapolis, 591 W.

Slate Hill, p-o., Minisink t., Orange co., N. Y., 113 s. s. w. Albany, 276 W.

Slate Lick, p-o., Armstrong co., Pa., 190 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 234 W.

Slate Mills, p-o., Rappahannock co., Va., 112 n. n. w. Richmond. 91 W.

Slate Ridge, p-o., York co., Pa., 62 s. Harrisburg, 86 W.

Slate Run, p-o., Franklin co., O., 6 H. Columbus, 399 W.

Slatersville, p-v., Smithfield t., Providence co., R. I., 19 n. w. Providence, 410 W. Situated on a branch of Pawtucket r. It contains 2 Congregational churches, and several mills and manufactories.

Slatersville, p-v., Caroline t., Tompkins co., N. Y., 153 w. Albany, 304 W. Situated on Six Mile cr., and contains 1 Methodist church, 2 stores, 1 flouring m., 2 saw m., 1 carding and fulling m., 2 tanneries, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Slaughter's Creek, p-o., Stewart co., Ga.

Slawson, p-o., Switzerland co., Ia., 87 s. e. Indianapolis, 544 W.

Sleepy Creek, p-o., Wayne co., N. C, 63 s. e. Raleigh, 293 W.

Sleepy Creek, p-o., Edgefield dist., S. C, 74 w. Columbia, 584 W.

Slinkard's Mills, p-o., Greene co., Ia., 84 s. w. Indianapolis, 651 W.

Slippery Rock, cr., Pa., rises in Mercer and Butler counties, and after a course of 35 ms., flows into Conequenessing cr., a little above its entrance into Big Beaver r.

Slippery Rock, p-t., Butler co., Pa., 15 n. w. Butler, 22 w. N. w. Harrisburg, 263 W. The surface is hilly; soil, loam. Drained by Slippery Rock cr., and its tributary, Wolf cr. It contains the v. of Centreville. There are in the t., 3 stores, cap. $4,500; 3 furnaces, 4 tanneries, 1 pottery, 4 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,310. 10 sch. 472 scholars. Pop. 1,507.

Slippery Rock, t., Beaver co., Pa. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,500; 2 tanneries, 1 distillery, 7 grist m., 8 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac $21,150. 3 sch. 161 scholars. Pop. 1,224.

Slippery Rock, t., Mercer co., Pa. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,300; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 6 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,000. 11 sch. 395 scholars. Pop. 2,066.

Sloansville, p-v., Schoharie t. and co., N. Y., 33 w. Albany, 392 W. Situated on Vly cr., on the Cherry Valley turnpike, and contains 1 Baptist church, 4 stores, 1 grist m., several saw m., 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants.

Sloansville, p-o., Clermont co., O., 95 s. w. Columbus, 466 W.

Sloyersville, p-o., Luzerne co., Pa.

Smelsor's Mills, p-o., Rush co., Ia., 45 e. s. e. Indianapolis, 537 W.

Smith, County, Tenn. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 590 sq. ms. Drained by Cumberland r. and Caney Fork, its tributary, and their branches. Capital, Carthage. There were in 1840, neat cattle 16,181, sheep 20,944, swine 73,172; wheat 81,430 bush, produced, rye 4,582, Ind. corn 933,348, oats 117,552, potatoes 12,779, tobacco 3,017,012 pounds, cotton 61,245; 14 stores, cap. $53,600; 31 tanneries, 24 distilleries, 1 pottery, 53 grist m., 47 saw m. Cap. in manufac $6,600. 1 college, 22 students, 4 acad. 87 students, 15 sch. 219 scholars. Pop. whites 16,627, slaves 4,388, free col'd 164; total, 21,179.

Smith, County, Miss. Situated a little s. e. of the centre of the state, and contains 520 sq. ins. Drained by Leaf r. Capital, Raleigh. There were in 1849, neat cattle 9,994, sheep 741, swine 10,633; wheat 1,379 bush, produced, Ind. corn 66,993, oats 557, potatoes 8,740, rice 6,819 pounds, tobacco 651, cotton 442,503; 28 tanneries. Cap. in manufac. $1,017. 4 sch. 79 scholars. Pop. whites 1,542, slaves 419; total, 1,961.

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Smith, t., Belmont co., Ohio. Drained by McMahon's cr., which affords water power. It contains the villages of Jacobsburg and Centreville. Pop. 1,956.

Smith, t., Washington co., Pa. It has 4 stores, cap. §11.000; 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $18,850. 9 sch. 450 scholars. Pop. 1,315.

Smith, t., Columbiana co., O. Pop. 1,457.

Smith, t., Posey co.., Ia. Pop. 685.

Smithdale, p-v., Amite co., Miss., 30 s. e. by e. Natchez. 92 s. s. w. Jackson, 1,102 W.

Smithfield, p-t., Somerset co.. Me. It has 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,650. 6 sch. 365 scholars. Pop. 789.

Smithfield, p-t., Providence co., R. I, 16 n. Providence, 413 W. The surface is undulating, and in some parts rough; soil, gravelly and sandy loam, and fertile if well tilled. Limestone abounds. Watered by Blackstone r., and a large branch, which crosses the n. w. part of the t., both of which afford good water power. Woonsocket v., situated at the falls of the same name in Blackstone r., lies partly in the t., and is a large manufacturing place, with great water power. Slatersville in the n. w. part is also a manufacturing v. There are in the t. 33 stores, cap. $48,800; 10 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 31 cotton fac. 88,203 sp., 1 paper fac, 13 grist m., 19 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,764,000. 1 acad. 40 students, 45 sch. 1.841 scholars. Pop. 9,534.

Smithfield, t., Madison co., N. Y., 106 w. Albany. The surface is hilly; soil, very fertile. Drained by Canaseraga and Cowasalon creeks. It has 4 stores, cap. $23,000; 1 fulling in., 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $16,950. 12 sch. 535 scholars. Pop. 1,699.

Smithfield, t, Bradford co., Pa. The surface is hilly; soil, gravelly loam. Drained by Tom, Jacks, and Brown's creeks. It has 4 stores, cap. $19,000; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,640. 11 sch. 420 scholars. Pop. 1,427.

Smithfield, p-v., George t., Fayette co., Pa., 188 w. s. w. Harrisburg, 204 W. It contains 1 church, 3 stores, and about 65 dwellings.

Smithfield, p-v., capital of Isle of Wight co., Va., 65 s. e. Richmond, 298 W. Situated on a creek or bay of James r., 15 ms. above Hampton Roads. It contains 12 stores, 200 dwellings, and about 900 inhabitants.

Smithfield, p-v., capital of Johnson co., N. C., 27 s. e. Raleigh, 305 W. Situated on the e. side of Neuse r. It contains a court house, jail, and about 200 inhabitants.

Smithfield, p-t., Jefferson co., O., 126 e. by n. Columbus, 273 W. It has 8 stores, cap. $12,000; 1 tannery, 3 flouring m. Cap. in manufac. $8,030. 6 sch. 350 scholars. Pop. 2,095.

Smithfield, p-o., Jackson co., Mich., 92 w. Detroit, 562 W.

Smithfield, p-o., Delaware co., Ia., 65 n. e. Indianapolis. 522 W. Situated on the n. side of White r., and contains 1 store, 1 saw m., and 1 grist m.

Smithfield, p-v., Alexander co., Ill., 227 s. by e. Springfield, 861 W.

Smithland, p-v., capital of Livingston co., Ky., 264 s. w. by w. Frankfort, 796 W. Situated on Ohio r., immediately below the mouth of Cumberland r., and contains 1 church, an hospital, 12 stores, and about 900 inhabitant.

Smithland, p-v., Randolph co., Mo., 71 n. by w. Jefferson City, 960 W.

Smith's, p-o., McMinn co., Tenn., 162 e. s. e. Nashville, 562 W.

Smithsboro', p-v., Tioga t. and co., N. Y., 171 w. s. w. Albany, 272 W. Situated on the n. side of Susquehanna r., and contains 1 Methodist church, 3 stores, 1 saw m., 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants.

Smithsburg, p-v., Washington co., Md., 106 N. w. Annapolis, 77 W. It contains about 75 inhabitants.

Smith's Cross Roads, p-o., Rhea co., Tenn., 127 e. s. e. Nashville, 573 W.

Smith's Ferry, p-o., Beaver co., Pa., 240 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 266 W.

Smith's Ferry, p-o., Greene co., Ala., 57 s. by w. Tuscaloosa, 875 W.

Smith's Ford, p-o., York dist., S. C, 94 n. Columbia, 445 W.

Smith Fork, p-o., Hardin co., Tenn., 120 s. w. Nashville, 796 W.

Smith's Island, N. C, situated at the month of Cape Fear r. The light-house stands on the w. side of the island, where is the main channel. Cape Fear is the s. point of the island.

Smith's Landing, p-o., Atlantic co., N. J., 90 s. Trenton, 200 W.

Smith's Mills, p-o., Hanover t., Chautauquc co., N. Y., 313 w. by s. Albany, 360 W.

Smith's Mills, p-o., Clearfield co., Pa., 122 n. w. Harrisburg, 212 W.

Smith's Mills, p-o., Marion co., O., 52 n. Columbus, 399 W.

Smith's Mills, p-o., Henderson co., Ky., 209 w. by s. Frankfort, 736 W.

Smith's Mills, p-o., Carroll co., Miss., 105 n Jackson, 992 W.

Smith's Port, p-v., capital of McKean co., Pa., 196 n. w. Harrisburg, 279 W. Situated at the confluence of Stanton and Potatoe creek, and contains a court house, county offices, all of brick, a stone, jail, an academy well endowed, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 fulling m., and about 50 dwellings.

Smith's Store, p-o., Spartanburg dist., S. C. S7 n. w. Columbia, 481 W.

Smithsville, p-v., Abbeville dist., S. C., 94 w. Columbia, 520 W.

Smithton, p-o., Broome t., Schoharie co., N. Y., 41 w. Albany, 364 W.

Smithton, p-v., St. Clair co., Ill., 108 s. Springfield, 817 W.

Smithtown, p-t., Suffolk co., N. Y, 29 w. Riverhead, 191 s. s. e. Albany, 48 e. New York, 271 W. The surface is generally level; soil sandy loam. Long Island sound bounds it on the n. Drained by Nesaquake r., which affords water power. The v., at the head of boat navigation on the Nesaquake r., contains 1 store, 1 fulling m., 1 grist m., and about 15 dwellings; 2 ms. e. there is another v., containing a Presbyterian church, a store, and about 20 dwellings. There are in the t. 10 stores, cap. $18,300; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 7 sch. 399 scholars. Pop. 1,932.

Smithtown Bay, N. Y., is an indentation of Long Island on the n. of Smithtown t. It affords good anchorage ground during easterly storms. It abounds with fish and wild fowl.

Smithville, t., Chenango co., N. Y., 15 w. Norwich, 131 w. Albany. The surface is undulating soil, sandy loam. Drained by Geneganslette cr., and other small streams flowing into Chenango r., which afford water power. It has 3 stores, cap. $9,500; 1 tannery, 1 grist; m., 15 saw m., 19 sch. 667 scholars. Pop. 1,617.

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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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