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Winston, p-o., Weakley co., Tenn., 127 w. Nashville, 813 W.

Winter Seat, p-o., Edgefield dist., S. C., 79 w. Columbia, 547 W.

Wintersville, p-v., Cross Creek t., Jefferson co., O., 134 Columbus, 269 W.

Winthrop, p-t., Kennebec co., Me., 10 w. Augusta, 598 W. The surface is undulating; soil, fertile and well cultivated. It has a large pond or small lake, 10 ms. long, and from 1 to 3 broad, in its e. part, and 2 others, one of which extends n. into Readfield. Drained by Cobbeseconte r., which flows through these ponds and enters Kennebec r. The v. is situated at the s. end of the n. lake, the outlet of which affords water power. It has 5 stores, cap. $12,600; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 1 printing office, 1 weekly news-paper, 1 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufactures $24,101. 5 sch. 691 scholars. Pop. 1,915.

Winthrop, p-o., Middlesex co., Ct.

Winton, p-v., capital of Hertford co., N. C., 35 n. w. Edenton, 155 n. e. by e. Raleigh, 227 W. Situated on the s. w. side of Chowan r., 2 ms. below the junction of Nottaway and Meherrin rivers, which form it. It contains a court house, jail, and 100 inhabitants.

Winyaw, bay, S. C, sets up 14 ms. from the Atlantic at Georgetown entrance, and is 2 ms. broad. It receives Great Pedee, Black, and Waccamaw rivers, of which it is the estuary. Vessels of a large class navigate to Georgetown.

Wiota, p-v., Iowa co., Wis., 75 n. Madison, 861 W.

Wire Town, p-v., Monmouth co., N. J., 51 e Trenton, 210 W.

Wirt, t., Alleghany co., N. Y. Surface high and undulating; soil, sandy loam. Drained by Little Genesee creek. It has 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,200. 1 sch. 36 scholars. Pop. 1,207.

Wirt's Seminary, p-o., Sumner co., Tenn., 38 n. e. Nashville, 655 W. The v. contains 50 inhabitants.

Wiseasset, p-t., port of entry and one of the capitals of Lincoln co., Me., 27 s. s. e. Augusta, 5S8 W. It has a fine harbor at the mouth of Sheepscot r., sufficient for vessels of the largest class, and is not often obstructed by ice. Its navigation is extensive, engaged in the foreign and coasting trade, and the fisheries. Ship building is a considerable business. It contains a court house, several churches, a number of stores, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, and many large and handsome dwellings. During the prosperous days of commerce it advanced greatly in wealth, but has not increased so rapidly since, though it is still flourishing. It is one of the most important seaports of the state. There are in the t. 5 commercial houses, cap. $103,600; 21 stores, cap. $27,800; 1 furnace, 2 tanneries, 1 pottery, 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $71,150. 8 sch. 983 scholars. Pop. 2,314.

State of Wisconsin

Wisconisco, t., Dauphin co., Pa. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 1 forge, 1 tannery, 1 flouring m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,500. 4 sch. 170 scholars. Pop. 489.

Wiseman's, p-o., Boone co., Mo.

Wisenburg, p-v., Lehigh co., Pa.

Witchers Cross Roads, p-o., Smith co., Tenn., 64 e. Nashville, 650 W.

Withamsville, p-v., Union t., Clermont co., O., 128 s. w. Columbus, 499 W. Situated 3 ms. n of Ohio r., and contains 2 stores, 1 steam flouring m., and about 250 inhabitants.

Wittenberg's, p-o., Caldwell co., N. C, 179 w. Raleigh, 416 W.

Witten's, p-o., Jackson t., Monroe co., O., 136 e. Columbus, 269 W.

Woburn, p-t., Middlesex co., Mass., 10 n. w. by w. Boston, 450 W. Drained by Mystic r., into which Horn pond, a considerable body of water in its centre, flows. There are 2 other ponds, all well stored with fish. Incorporated in 1642. The Middlesex canal and the Boston and Lowell railroad pass through it. The v., Situated near the canal, contains 4 churches, 1 Congregational, 2 Baptist, and 1 Universalist, an academy, several stores and mechanic shops, and about 75 dwellings. Horn pond, in the vicinity, is a beautiful sheet of water, containing a small but picturesque island. There are in the t. 12 stores, cap. $29,300; 14 forges, 7 tanneries, 1 bindery, 2 grist m., 26 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $197,418. 1 acad. 110 students, 9 sch. 120 scholars. Pop. 2,993.

Wolcott, p-t., Lamoille co., Vt, 23 n. Montpelier, 539 W. Watered by Lamoille r. and its branches, which afford water power. Chartered in 1780. The soil is adapted to grazing and to grain, and is moderately fertile. It has 1 store, cap. $6,000; 1 fulling m., 1 tannery, 1 grist m., 5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,400. 11 sch. 299 scholars. Pop. 910.

Wolcott, p-t., New Haven co. T Ct., 54 s. Hartford, 320 W. Drained by Mad r., a branch of Naugatuck r. The surface is hilly, mountainous, and rough; soil, gravelly loam. A hill in the n. e. part presents an extensive prospect, reaching to Long Island sound. It contains a Congregational and an Episcopal church. It has 2 stores, cap. $1,100; 1 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,390. 6 sch. 127 scholars. Pop. 633.

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Wolcott, p-t., Wayne co., N. Y., 180 w. by n. Albany, 360 W. The surface is level; soil, sandy and gravelly loam. Drained by small streams flowing into Lake Ontario, which bounds it on the N. The v. is situated on Ridge road, and contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist, and 1 Universalist, 8 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 100 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitants. There are in the t. 8 stores, cap. $46,000; 1 fulling m., 1 furnace, 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,300. 2 acad. 97 students, 13 sch. 750 scholars. Pop. 2,481.

Wolcottsville, p-v., Torrington t., Litchfield co., Ct., 26 w. Hartford, 333 W. Situated at the junction of 2 branches of Naugatuck or Waterbury r. It contains a Congregational church, an academy, in which religious worship is held, 4 stores, 1 woolen fac, and about 40 dwellings.

Wolfsborough, p-t., Carroll co., N. H., 39 n. n. w. Concord, 520 W. The surface is level; soil, rocky, but fertile. Drained by Smith's river flowing into Winnipiseogee Lake, which bounds it on the s. w. Smith's pond lies in its s. part. It has 7 stores, cap. $18,800; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 5 tanneries, 3 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $31,975. 1 acad. 95 students, 15 sch. 736 scholars. Pop. 1,918.

Wolf Creek, t, Mercer co., Pa., 10 s. e. Mercer b. The surface is level; soil, clay and loam. Drained by Wolf cr. It has 3 stores, cap. $5,300; 2 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 4 grist m., 4 saw m., 11 sch. 442 scholars. Pop. 1,732.

Wolf Creek, p-o., Pickens dist., S. C, 159 w. n. w. Columbia, 524 W.

Wolf Creek, p-o., Morgan co., O., 66 e. Columbus, 337 W.

Wolf Creek, p-o., Lenawee co., Mich., 67 s. w. Detroit, 513 W.

Wolf Grove, p-o., McDonough co., Ill., 93 n. w. Springfield, 848 W.

Wolf Island, t., Scott co., Mo. Pop. 531.

Wolf Lake, p-o., Noble co., Ia., 160 n. Indianapolis, 673 W.

Wolf River, p-o., Fayette co., Tenn., 186 w. s. w. Nashville, 871 W.

Wolf Run, p-o., Lycoming co., Pa.

Wolfsville, p-o., Frederick co., Md., 93 n. w. Annapolis, 61 W.

Wolfsville, p-v., Mecklenburg co., N. C, 178 w. s. w. Raleigh, 417 W.

Wolverton, p-v., McMinn co., Tenn., 185 e. s. e. Nashville, 562 W.

Womack's, p-o., Wilcox co., Ala., 116 s. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 891 W.

Womelsdorf, p-b., Berks co., Pa., 14 w. Reading, 38 e. Harrisburg, 151 W. It contains a church, common to Presbyterians and Lutherans; 5 stores, cap. $28,500; 1 tannery, 1 distillery, 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,443. Pop. 849. It is inhabited chiefly by Germans, and the country around is fertile and well cultivated.

Wonasquatocket, r., Providence co., R. I., is a valuable mill stream, which flows into Providence cove, and affords water power for many manufacturing establishments.

Wood, cr., Oneida co., N. Y., rises in Rome, and flows into the e. end of Oneida Lake. It is a deep and sluggish stream, formerly used, by a short portage, to connect the Mohawk River with Lake Ontario. It is now used as a part of Oneida Lake canal, and. in connection with Oneida Lake and river, connects the Erie Canal, in Oneida co., with the Oswego canal.

Wood, cr., Washington co., N. Y., flows n. into the s. end of Lake Champlain, and affords water power. Through a considerable portion of its length it is used as a part of the Champlain canal.

Wood, County, Va. Situated in the n. w. part of the state, and contains 1,223 square miles. Ohio r. bounds it on the n. w. Drained by Little Kanawha River and its numerous branches. The surface is very much broken; soil, fertile. Capital, Parkersburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 7,601, sheep 13,885, swine 12,462; wheat 71,339 bushels produced, Ind. corn 203,637, buck-wheat 1,178, oats 85,199, potatoes 21,491, tobacco 87,091 pounds, sugar 5,844; 25 stores, cap. $99.290; 4 tanneries, 4 flouring m., 10 grist m. T 21 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac $17,250. 4 acad. 319 students, 13 sch. 307 scholars. Pop. whites, 7,243, slaves 624, free colored 56; total, 7,923.

Wood, County, O. Situated toward the n. w. part of the state, and contains 590 square miles. Bounded on the n. w. by Maumee r., up which vessels requiring 6 feet of water pass to Perrysburg, 12 miles from its entrance into Maumee bay, and 18 miles from Lake Erie. Drained by Portage r. and its branches. The surface is nearly level, having a gentle descent toward the lake; soil, alluvial and very fertile. It contains a large portion of the "Black Swamp," now unhealthy, but capable of being drained and made very productive. Capital, Perrysburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,497, sheep 2,790, swine 10,624; wheat 29,004 bushels produced, rye 1,522, Indian corn 112,508, buckwheat 4,150, oats 39,469, potatoes 54,250, tobacco 2,049 lbs., sugar 42,175; 12 stores, cap. $25,920; 1 tannery, 4 flouring m., 1 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $34,478. 27 sch. 717 scholars. Pop. 5,357.

Woodwardville, p-v., Marengo co, Ala., 104 s. by w. Tuscaloosa, 916 W.

Woodbine, p-o., Carroll co., Md., 60 n. n. w. Annapolis, 65 W.

Woodbourne, p-v., Fallsburg t., Sullivan co., N. Y., 103 s. w. Albany, 308 W. It contains 1 Dutch Reformed church, 1 store, 1 tannery, and about 10 dwellings.

Woodbourne, p-v., Knox co., Tenn., 202 e. Nashville, 480 W. .

Woodbridge, t., New Haven co., Ct., 6 n. w. New Haven. The surface is hilly; soil, gravely loam, adapted to grazing. On the e. side is a range of mountains, which may be regarded as the commencement of the Green Mountain range, terminating at West Rock, a bold precipice, near N. Haven. Drained by West r. Two of the regicide judges of Charles I., Goffe and Whalley, resided here in concealment, in the year 1661, at a place which they named Hatchet Harbor, so called to the present time. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,200; 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $9,200. 5 sch. 266 scholars. Pop. 958.

Woodbridge, p-t., Middlesex co., N. J.. 43 n. e. Trenton, 209 W. The surface is level; soil, red shale, and well cultivated. Drained by Rahway r. Chartered about 16S0. It contains a part of Rahway v. The v. of Woodbury, 3 ms. s. Rahway, contains 1 church, 3 stores, and about 30 dwellings. The t. contained 120 families in 1682. It has 22 stores, cap. $49,900; 2 lumber yards, cap. $9,000; 1 cotton m., 1 acad. 43 students, 16 sch. 491 scholars. Pop. 4,821.

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Woodbridge, t., Hillsdale co., Mich. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,000. 1 sch. 21 scholars. Pop. 226.

Woodburn, p-v., Macoupin co., 111., 12 n. by e. Alton, 63 s. by w. Springfield, 803 W.

Woodbury, p-t., Litchfield co., Ct., 50 w. Hartford, 398 W. The surface is mostly uneven; soil, warm and fertile. Drained by Pomperaug r. and its branches. It contains 4 churches, 2 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist. The v. is pleasantly situated in a valley, chiefly on one extended street, near the junction of Nonnewog, Wecopema, and Sprane branches, which form Pomperaug r., and afford water power. It contains 3 churches, several stores, and about 80 dwellings, some of them neat and tasteful. There are in the t. 8 stores, cap. $76,000; 3 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 3 tanneries, 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $23,650. 12 sch. 327 scholars. Pop. 1,948.

Woodbury, v., Oyster Bay t, Queens co., N. Y. It is a scattered settlement on the Jerico turnpike, surrounded by a well cultivated country.

Woodbury, p-v., capital of Gloucester co., N. J., 37 s. s. w. Trenton, 148 W. Situated at the head of navigation, on Woodbury cr., a branch of Delaware r. It contains a spacious court house, and fire-proof county offices, all of brick, a jail of stone, 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist, and 1 Friends, an academy, 2 public libraries, 10 stores, over 100 dwellings, and about 800 inhabitants. The corporate limits are 1 m. long and half a m. wide, within which a fire engine is maintained, and 8 public wells have been sunk for its use.

Woodbury, t., Huntingdon co., Pa. It has 3 stores, cap. $9,000; 1 fulling m., 3 furnaces, 2 forges, 2 tanneries, 3 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 flouring m., 5 grist m., 13 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $27,560. 5 sch. 146 scholars. Pop. 2,102.

Woodbury, p-t., Bedford co., Pa., 113 w. Harrisburg, 139 W. The surface consists of mountains and valleys; soil, calcareous loam, slate, and gravel. Drained by Yellow cr. and its branches, and the Frankstown branch of Juniata r. Iron ore is found. It has 11 stores, capital $36,000; 4 furnaces, 1 tannery, 4 potteries, 8 flouring m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $41,840. 1 acad. 33 students, 8 sch. 247 scholars. Pop. 3; 944.

Woodbury, p-v., Wood co., O., 105 n. n. w. Columbus, 461 W.

Woodbury, p-v., Madison co., Ia., 22 n. e. Indianapolis, 567 W.

Woodbury, p-v., Coles co., Ill., 104 e. s. e. Springfield, 696 W. Situated on the national road, and contains 8 or 10 dwellings.

Woodbury, p-v., capital of Cannon co., Tenn., 54 Nashville, 645 W. Situated on a branch of Stone's cr., which flows into Cumberland r. It contains a court house, jail, and about 150 inhabitants.

Woodbury, p-o., Pulaski co., Mo., 125 s. Jefferson City, 1,040.

Woodcock, p-t., Crawford co., Pa., 213 n. w. Harrisburg, 315 W. Drained by Woodcock cr. It has 2 stores, cap. $9,000; 2 fulling m., 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 brewery, 1 paper fac, 1 flouring m., 3 grist m., 10 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $35,990. Pop. 1,921.

Woodcock Valley, p-o., Hopewell t., Huntingdon co., Pa., 98 w. Harrisburg, 157 W. The valley is between Allegripus mt. e. and Tussey's mt. w.

Woodford, County, Ky. Situated n. e. of the centre of the state, and contains 154 sq. ms. Bounded w. by Kentucky r., by branches of which it is drained. The soil is very fertile. Capital, Versailles. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,633, sheep 16,222, swine 21,852; wheat 93,591 bush, produced, rye 35,681, Indian corn 643,735, oats 109,502, potatoes 15,845, tobacco 13,860 pounds, sugar 1,410; 3 commission houses, cap. $2,700; 27 stores, cap. $106,700; 1 cotton fac. 250 sp., 3 tanneries, 12 distilleries, 20 flouring m., 29 grist m., 19 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $179,187. 4 acad. 104 students, 4 sch. 94 scholars. Pop. whites 5,816, slaves 5,752, free col'd 172; total, 11,740.

Woodford, County, Ill. Situated n. of the centre of the state, and contains 470 sq. ms. Drained by Mackinaw r., a branch of Illinois r. Capital, Woodford.

Woodford, p-t., Bennington co., Vt., 121 s. Montpelier, 411 W. Situated on the Green mountain range, with an elevated and broken surface; much of the soil is incapable of cultivation. Watered by head branches of Walloomsack and Deerfield rivers, issuing from ponds in the t., one of which contains 100 acres. The turnpike across the Green Mountain, from Bennington to Brattleboro, passes through the s. part of the t. It has 1 congregation of Congregationalists and 1 of Methodists. It has 4 saw m. Cap. in manufactures $1,000. 2 sch. 46 scholars. Pop. 487.

Woodford, p-v., Woodford co., Ill., 81 Springfield, 774 W. Situated on the n. side of Mackinaw r., and contains a court house, jail, and a few dwellings.

Wood Grove, p-o. Rowan co., N. C., 128 w. Raleigh, 365 W.

Wood Grove, p-o., Morgan co., O., 84 e. Columbus, 319 W.

Wood House, p-o., Meriwether co., Ga., 94 w. Milledgeville, 714 W.

Woodhull, p-t., Steuben co., N. Y., 239 w. by s. Albany, 295 W. The surface is uneven; soil, clay and sandy loam, not very fertile. Drained by Tuscarora cr. It has 19 stores, cap. $47,150; 1 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $1,650. 9 sch. 305 scholars. Pop. 827.

Woodhull, t., Shiawassee co., Mich. It has 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $2,100. 1 sch. 17 scholars. Pop. 147.

Woodland, p-v., Hamilton co., Flor.

Woodland, p-v., East Feliciana par., La., 122 n. w. New Orleans, 1,140 W.

Woodlands, p-o., Marshall co., Va., 340 n. w. Richmond, 278 W.

Woodlawn, p-o., Accomack co., Va., 198 e. Richmond, 192 W.

Woodlawn, p-v., Lincoln co., N. C, 173 w. by s. Raleigh, 412 W.

Woodlawn, p-v., Edgefield dist., S. C., 93 w. Columbia, 580 W.

Woodlawn, p-o., Dallas co., Ala., 84 s. Tuscaloosa, 831 W.

Woodruff's, p-o., Spartanburg dist., S. C., 96 n. w. Columbia, 491 W.

Woodsborough, p-v., Frederick co., Md., 85 n. w. Annapolis, 54 W. It contains about 100 inhabitants.

Woodsboro', p-o., Shelby co., Ala., 64 e. Tuscaloosa, 783 W

Woods Dale, p-o., Person co., N. C., 62 n. Raleigh, 242 W.

Wood's Ferry, p-o., Greene co., Tenn., 247 e. Nashville, 450 W.

Woodsfield, p-v., Centre t., capital of Monroe co., O., 117 e. Columbus, 283 W. Situated on elevated ground, 18 ms. from Ohio r. It contains an elegant court house, jail, 1 church, 3 stores, a printing office, 50 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. A circular hill in its n. part 60 feet high, affords an extensive prospect.

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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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