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Wood's Hill, p-o., Roane co., Tenn., 162 e. by s. Nashville, 519 W.

Wood's Hole, p-v., Falmouth t., Barnstable co., Mass., 79 s. Boston, 461 W. Situated in the extreme s. w. part of the t. It has a good harbor, and ships of the largest class come to its wharves. It is protected by islands on the s. and w. It contains an Episcopal church.

Woodsoxville, p-v., Hart co., Ky. Situated on the s. side of Green r., opposite to Mumfordsville, the capital of the co.

Wood's Station, p-o., Walker co., Ga., 214 N. w. Milledgeville, 623 W.

Woodstock, p-t., Oxford co., Me., 49 w. Augusta, 603 W. The surface is partly mountainous and partly undulating, with considerable fertile soil, adapted to grain. Drained by a branch of Little Androscoggin r., issuing from a pond a little e. of the centre, which affords water power. Incorporated in 1829. It has 3 stores, cap. $900; 10 sch. 346 scholars. Pop. 819.

Woodstock, p-t., Grafton co., N. H., 57 n. Concord, 532 W. The surface is mountainous, containing Blue mt., Cushman's mt., and Black mt., the latter on its n. boundary. Drained by a tributary of Pemigewasset r. First settled about 1773. It was formerly called Peeling. It has 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,230. 6 sch. 170 scholars. Pop. 472.

Woodstock, p-t., capital of Windsor co., Vt., 51s. Montpelier, 485 W. The surface is pleasantly diversified; soil, fertile. Drained by Otta Queechee r. and its branches, and by Beaver brook, all of which afford water power. It contains 2 villages. The n. or main v. is one of the largest in the co., built around a beautiful public green. It contains a court house, jail, 5 churches, 1 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, 1 Methodist, 1 Christian, and 1 Universalist, the Vermont medical college, 20 stores, 2 printing offices, 325 dwellings, and 1,400 inhabitants. The s. village is 5 ms. s. of the court house, and contains 1 church, 2 stores, and a number of mechanic shops. There are in the t. 12 stores, cap. $58,500; 1 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 3 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 3 grist rn.,5 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $127,505. 1 acad. 25 students, 16 sch. 1,042 scholars. Pop. 3,315.

Woodstock, p-t., Windham co., Ct., 43 e. n. e. Hartford, 379 W. The surface is hilly, but generally arable; soil, a fertile gravelly loam. Drained by Muddy brook and its branches, a branch of Quinnebaug r., and by a branch of Natchaug r. The first affords good water power. It contains 6 churches, 3 Congregational, 2 Baptist, and 1 Methodist. It contains Old Woodstock, and 2 other villages. Old Woodstock contains a Congregational church, an academy, and a number of dwellings on a fine public green. The ground is elevated and the prospect extensive. West Woodstock contains a Congregational church. North Woodstock, or Muddy Brook, in the n. w. part, on a stream of that name, is the most compact part of the t., and contains 2 Congregational churches, and 1 Methodist in the vicinity, and presents a handsome appearance. There are in the t. 16 stores, cap. $33,000; 2 fulling m., 3 woolen fac, 3 cotton fac. 3,292 sp., 3 acad. 95 students, 20 sch. 909 scholars. Pop. 3,053.

Woodstock, p-t., Ulster co., N. Y., 69 s. Albany, 328 W. The surface is mountainous, lying on Catskill mountains; soil, gravel, clay, and loam. Drained by Saghkill and other creeks, tributaries of Esopus cr. The v. contains 2 churches, 2 stores, 1 tannery, and 20 dwellings. Bristol Glass Works is a manufacturing v. There are in the t. 2 stores, cap. $20,000; 1 tannery, 1 glass house, 1 glass cutting establishment, 2 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $35,295. 7 sch. 372 scholars. Pop. 1,691.

Woodstock, p-v., Anne Arundel co., Md., 50 N. w. Annapolis, 55 W.

Woodstock, p-v., capital of Shenandoah co., Va., 150 n. n. w. Richmond, 104 W. Situated on the w. side of the n. fork of Shenandoah r., about 1 m. from its bank. It contains a court house, jail, county offices, a Masonic hall, an academy, 3 churches, 1 Lutheran, 1 German Reformed, 1 Methodist, a number of stores. 125 dwellings, and about 1,000 inhabitants.

Woodstock, p-v., Cherokee co., Ga., 125 n. n. w. Milledgeville, 683 W. Situated on the s. side of Little r., a branch of Etowah r.

Woodstock, p-v., Rush t, Champaign co., O., 13 n. e. Urbanna, 37 n. w. Columbus, 430 W. It contains 1 store, and 8 or 10 dwellings.

Woodstock, p-t., Lenawee co., Mich., 73 w. s. w. Detroit, 533 W. Drained by head branches of Raisin r. It has a number of ponds, and a considerable lake on its s. border. It has 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,750. 3 sch. 80 scholars. Pop. 674.

Woodstown, p-v., Pilesgrove t., Salem co., N. J., 53 s. Trenton, 164 W. Situated on the n. fork of Salem cr., and contains 3 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Friends, and 1 African Methodist, 6 stores, 150 dwellings, and about 700 inhabitants. In the neighborhood are valuable marl beds.

Woodsville, p-v., Middlesex co., Mass.

Woodsville, p-v., Hopewell t., Mercer co., N. J., 10 s. Flemington, 13 n. Trenton, 179 W. It has an elevated situation, commanding a fine prospect, and contains 1 store, and 8 or 10 dwellings. The surrounding country is well cultivated.

Woodville, p-v., Litchfield co., Ct., 39 w. Hartford, 320 W.

Woodville, p-v., Ellisburg t., Jefferson co., N. Y., 171 n. w. Albany, 399 W. It contains 1 Presbyterian church, 2 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 25 dwellings, and about 150 inhabitants.

Woodville, p-v., Rappahannock co., Va., 118 n. w. Richmond, 85 W.

Woodville, p-v., Perquiman's co., N. C, 205 E. n. e. Raleigh, 293 W. It contains about 75 inhabitants.

Woodville, p-v., Abbeville dist., S. C, 93 w. Columbia, 525 W.

Woodville, p-v., Greene co., Ga., 55 n. Milledgeville, 604 W.

Woodville, p-v., Jackson co., Ala., 163 n. e. Tuscaloosa, 688 W.

Woodville, p-t., Sandusky co., O., 120 n. n. w. Columbus, 438 W. Situated on the s. side of Portage r. It has 7 sch. 260 scholars. Pop. 486.

Woodville, p-v., Jackson co., Ia., 74 s. Indianapolis, 601 W.

Woodville, p-v., Hancock co., Ill., 106 w. n. w. Springfield, 8S4 W.

Woodville, p-v., capital of Wilkinson co., Miss., 135 s. w. Jackson, 1,145 W. It contains a court house, jail, market house, a bank, 2 academies, 3 churches, 1 Episcopal, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist, and about 800 inhabitants. A railroad 29 ms. long connects it with St. Francisville, on the Mississippi r.

Woodville, p-v., Macon co., Mo., 96 n. by w. Jefferson City, 979 W.

Woodwardsville, p-o., Schroon t., Essex co., N. Y., 101 n. Albany, 476 W.

Woodwardsville, p-o., Marengo co., Ala., 104 s. by w. Tuscaloosa, 916 W

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Woodworths, p-o., Granville co., N. C., 61 n. Raleigh, 236 W.

Woolwich, p-t., Lincoln co., Me., 35 s. Augusta, 580 W. Bounded w. by Kennebec r., which affords great facilities for navigation. It has 2 small streams, and a pond near its centre, which has its outlet into Kennebec r. It has 2 stores, cap. $850; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 4 saw m. Pop. L416.

Woolwich, t, Gloucester co., N. J., 11 s. w. Woodbury. Bounded n. w. by Delaware r. The surface is level; soil, sandy, with pine forest on the s. e. Drained by Pepaups, Little Timber, Racoon, and Oldman's creeks. It contains the villages of Swedesboro' and Battentown. It has 9 stores, cap. $28,400; 1 lumber yard, cap. $3,000; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 5 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $25,500. 12 sch. 943 scholars. Pop. 3,676.

Woonsocket Falls, p-v., Smithfield t., Providence co., R. L, 15 n. n. w. Providence, 414 W. Situated on the falls of Blackstone r., where it descends 20 feet, within a short distance, over a precipice of rocks, affording a great water power. The v. lies partly in Cumberland t., which is on the opposite side of the r., where is a Baptist church. There is an Episcopal church on the s. side of the r. The v. contains 16 cotton and 2 satinet fac. with 1,263 looms, 50,826 sp., employing 1,162 hands, producing 9,739,717 yds. of cloth annually; of which 5,645,000 were cotton prints, 3,117,000 cotton sheeting, 156,000 satinet, 364,000 jean, 62,400 negro cloth, 584,000 flannel. It contains a bank, and about 2,500 inhabitants. The Blackstone canal passes through the v.

Wooster, p-t., capital of Wayne co., O., 51 s. by w. Cleveland, 93 n. e. by n. Columbus, 344 W. The v. is situated in the forks of Killbuck and Apple creeks, a little above their junction, and contains a court house, jail, county offices, a bank, a U. States land office, 5 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Covenanters, 1 Baptist, 1 Dutch Reformed, and 1 Methodist, 25 stores, 3 printing offices, 1 acad. 25 students, 2 sch. 64 scholars, 1.50 dwellings, and 1,913 inhabitants. There are in the t. 29 stores, cap. $63.200; 7 tanneries, 1 distillery, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers, 8 flouring m., 1 grist m., 11 saw in., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $21,705. Pop. 1,207.

Worcester, County, Mass. Situated in the central part of the state, and contains 1,500 sq. ms., being the largest co. in the state. The surface is undulating; soil, generally strong and productive. Watered by Blackstone, Quinnebaug, Nashua, Ware, Miller's, and Mill rivers, which afford extensive water power. The Blackstone canal extends through its s. part from Worcester to Providence; and the railroad from Boston, through Springfield to Albany, runs through it from e. to w., and at Worcester is met by the Norwich and Worcester railroad. Capital, Worcester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 67,666, sheep 26,128, swine 26,272; wheat 45,759 bush, produced, rye 84,914, Ind. corn 372,591, buckwheat 13,871, barley 54,254, oats 375,471, potatoes 1,146,092, tobacco 15.000 pounds; 299 stores, cap. $1,049,045; 4 furnaces, 1 forge, 74 fulling m., 42 woolen fac, 71 cotton fac. 137,358 sp., 58 tanneries, 1 distillery, 1 brewery, 2 powder m., 6 flouring m., 144 grist m., 320 saw m., 15 paper fac, 10 printing offices, 1 periodical, 6 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac $4,061,344. 23 acad. 1,242 students, 549 sch. 24,496 scholars. Pop. 95,313.

Worcester, County, Md. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 700 sq. ms. The surface is level; soil, sandy. Bounded s. E. by the Atlantic, and on the w. by Chesapeake bay. Drained by Pocomoke r. and its branches. Several islands extend along its coast, and enclose Sinepuxent bay. Capital, Snow Hill. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,765, sheep 14,924, swine 19,900; wheat 20,679 bush, produced, Ind. corn 487,442, oats 161,752, potatoes 35,441; 45 stores, cap. $257,600; 5 tanneries, 24 grist m., 15 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $51,650. 4 acad. 212 students, 24 sch. 600 scholars. Pop. whites 11.765, slaves, 3,539, free col'd 3,173: total, 13,377.

Worcester, p-t., Washington co., Vt., 31 e. Burlington, 8 n. Montpelier, 524 W. The surface is uneven, and in the w. mountainous; soil, adapted to grazing, and fertile along the streams. Watered by the n. branch of Onion or Winooski r., which affords water power. It contains a Congregational church, and Freewill Baptists and Methodists. Chartered in 1763, first settled in 1797. It has 1 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac $1,600. 7 sch. 175 scholars. Pop. 587.

Worcester, p-t., capital of Worcester co., Mass., 39 n. n. w. Providence, 42 w. by s. Boston, 524 W. Pop. 1830, 4,172; 1840, 7,497. The surface of the town is agreeably diversified, and the soil is generally fertile and well cultivated. The village is one of the largest and finest of the inland towns of New England. The houses, many of which are elegant, and of brick, are chiefly on 1 broad street, a mile in length, crossed by other streets, generally at right angles. It contains a fine court house, which cost $20,000, a jail, a bank, 4 churches, 3 Congregational and 1 Baptist and the hall of the American Antiquarian Society, containing its library of 6,000 volumes of rare and valuable books, and its respectable cabinet, and the Massachusetts Lunatic Asylum, with its spacious and commodious edifice. Worcester enjoys great facilities for communication and for trade. The Blackstone canal connects it with Providence, and cost $500,000. The railroad from Boston to Springfield and Albany passes through the place; and a railroad to Norwich, Connecticut, is connected with steam-boats, forming a daily communication with New York City, which renders Worcester one of the greatest thoroughfares in the country, and cannot but add to its growth and prosperity. It is surrounded by a fertile and well cultivated country. It had in 1840, 90 stores, capital $413,000; machinery produced to the value of $90,000; 1 furnace, 1 woolen fac. capital $40,000; 1 cotton fac. 1,672 sp., 2 grist m., 2 saw m., 2 paper fac, 4 printing offices, 4 weekly newspapers, 1 periodical. Capital in manufac. $400,000. 3 acad. 120 students, 30 sch. 1,488 scholars.

Worcester, p-t., Otsego co., N. Y., 57 s. w. Albany, 371 W. The surface is hilly; soil, sandy loam. Drained by Charlotte r. and its tributaries. The v. contains 2 churches, 3 stores, 2 grist m., 1 tannery, 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. There are in the t. 6 stores, capital $16,700; 2 fulling m., 1 tannery, 4 grist m., 16 saw m. Cap. in manufac $25,290. 10 sch. 590 scholars. Pop. 2,390.

Worcester, p-t., Montgomery co., Pa.. 89 e. Harrisburg, 162 W. It has 2 stores, cap. $6,500; 1 tannery. Cap. in manufac. $1,300. Pop. 1,200.

Worcester, p-v., McDonough co., Ill., 98 n. w. Springfield, 871 W.

Wormley, p-o., Eaton t., Steuben co., N. Y., 223 w. by s. Albany, 297 W.

Worthington, p-t., Hampshire co., Mass., 17 w. n. w. Northampton, 112 w. Boston, 395 W. The surface is elevated and uneven, being on the Green mountain range; soil, strong and productive. Drained by Westfield r. and its branches. It has a Congregational church near the centre, and a Methodist in the s. e. part. Incorporated in 1763. It has 7 stores, cap. $9,900; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 7 saw m. Capital in manufac. $19,950. 1 acad. 155 students, 11 sch. 429 scholars. Pop. 1,197.

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Worthing ton, p-v., Armstrong co., Pa., 189 w. Harrisburg, 243 W.

Worthington, p-v., Sharon t., Franklin co., O., 9 n. Columbus, 402 W. Situated on the E. hank of Olentangy or Whetstone r., a branch of Scioto r. The v. plat contains 210 acres. It has 10 streets running n. and s. parallel to each other, and to the r., crossed by 7 streets at right angles with them. It contains 3 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Methodist, a Universalist congregation, an academy, and a college, the medical department of which only is in operation, with 4 professors. It is conducted on "the reformed system." It has 5 stores, 1 college 25 students, 1 acad. 50 students, 2 sch. 40 scholars. Pop. 440.

Worthington, t., Richland co., O. It has 577 scholars in schools. Pop. 1,842.

Worthington, p-v., Muhlenburg co., Ky., 172 s. w. by w. Frankfort, 714 W.

Wrentham, p-t., Norfolk co., Mass., 32 s. s. w. Boston, 418 W. The surface is diversified; soil, moderately good. Drained by branches of Charles, Taunton, and Neponset rs., which afford water power. Two ponds, near the centre, have their outlet n. into Charles River. The v. in the n. w. part contains 2 Congregational churches. In South Wrentham is a Congregational church, an academy, a bank, and about 45 dwellings. Incorporated in 1763. There are in the t. 6 stores, capital $10,500; 4 cotton fac. 3,500 sp., 3 grist m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $46,825. 1 acad. 150 students, 18 sch. 767 scholars. Pop. 2,915.

Wright, County, Mo. Situated toward the s. w. part of the state, and contains 1,730 sq. ms. Drained by head branches of Gasconade river, a tributary of Missouri r. Capital, Hartville.

Wrightsborough, p-v., Columbia co., Ga., 95 e. n. e. Milledgeville, 613 W. Situated on a branch of Little r., which flows into Savannah r., and contains a church, an academy, and 30 dwellings.

Wrightsborough, p-o., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 233 n. w. Albany, 500 W.

Wright's Corners, p-o., Newfane t., Niagara co., N. Y., 279 w. Albany, 406 W.

Wright's Cross Roads, p-o., Fentress co., Tenn.

Wrightstown, p-t., Bucks co., Pa., 7 s. e. Doylestown, 24 n. Philadelphia. The surface is level; soil, clay. Bounded s. by Neshaminy cr., by tributaries of which it is drained. Near the s. e. boundary is a v., which contains a church, with 5 or 6 dwellings. It contains also Penn's v. It has 3 stores, cap. $13,000; 2 grist m., 1 saw m. Capital in manufac. $3,350. 4 sch. 118 scholars. Pop. 708.

Wrightstown, p-v., Hanover t., Burlington co., N. J., 23 s. Trenton, 171 W. It contains about 50 inhabitants.

Wrightsville, p-b., York co., Pa., 11 n. w. York, 31 Harrisburg, 101 W. Situated on the w. side of Susquehanna river, opposite Columbia b., with which it is connected by a bridge 5,690 feet long. It contains about 80 dwellings. Pop. 672.

Wrightsville, p-v., Roane co., Tenn., 154 e. by s. Nashville, 539 W.

Wurtsborough, p-v., Mamakating t., Sullivan co., N. Y., 97 s. w. Albany, 287 W. Situated on the Delaware and Hudson canal. It contains 1 Dutch Reformed and 1 Methodist church, 6 stores, 3 storehouses, 1 tannery, 1 plaster m., 1 boatyard, 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. 1 mile n. is a valuable lead mine, supposed to be inexhaustible.

Wyalusing, creek, Pa., rises in Susquehanna co., and flows into Susquehanna r., in Bradford County.

Wyalusing, p-t., Bradford co., Pa., 149 n. Harrisburg, 259 W. The surface is hilly; soil, gravelly loam. Drained by Wyalusing creek and its tributaries, flowing into Susquehanna r. It has 7 stores, capital $23,200; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 4 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufactures $19,550. 6 sch. 318 scholars. Pop. 1,400.

Wyandot, County, Mich. Situated in the n. part of the peninsula, and contains 476 sq. miles. It has 3 considerable lakes, which receive Cheboygan and Skooawargurmish rs., and other considerable streams, and discharge their waters into the straits of Mackinaw, opposite to Bois Blanc island.

Wyandot, p-o., Marion co., O., 61 n. Columbus, 416 W.

Wyatt, p-v., Lafayette co., Miss., 174 n. n. e. Jackson, 912 W. Situated on the n. side of Tallahatchee r., and contains about 200 inhabitants.

Wye Mills, p-o., Talbot co., Md., 31 e. by s Annapolis, 71 W. Situated on Wye r.

Wykertown, p-v., Sussex co., N. J., 80 n. Trenton, 249 W.

Wye, river, Md., separates Talbot and Queen Anne counties, and flows into the e. side of Chesapeake bay.

Wylliesburg, p-o., Charlotte co., Va., 106 s. w. Richmond, 204 W.

Wynant's Kill, p-v., Greenbush t., Rensselaer co., N. Y., 10 e. Albany, 380 W. It contains 1 Dutch Reformed church, 2 stores, 1 tannery, and about 15 dwellings.

Wynant's Kill, or creek, N. Y., rises in Sand Lake t., forming the outlet of several small lakes, and affords good water power.

Wyoming, County, N. Y. Situated toward the w. part of the state, and contains 500 square ms. Taken from Genesee co. in 1841. The surface is undulating; soil, moist, sandy, or gravelly loam, and very fertile. Drained by Allen's and Tonawanda crs. and crossed in its s. w. part by Cattaraugus cr., and in its s. E. angle by Genesee river. Capital, Warsaw.

Wyoming, County, Pa. Situated in the n. e. part of the state, and contains 480 sq. ms. Taken from Luzerne co. in 1841. Drained by Susquehanna River and its branches. Capital, Tunkhannock.

Wyoming, p-v., Middlebury t., Wyoming co., N. Y., 248 w. Albany, 366 W. Situated on Allen's cr., and contains 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, and 1 Methodist church, an academy, 4 stores, 90 dwellings, and about 600 inhabitants.

Wyoming, p-v., Luzerne co., Pa., 131 n. e. Harrisburg, 236 W. Situated on the w. side of the Susquehanna r., and contains about 200 inhabitants.

Wyoming, p-o., Jackson co., Mich., 85 w. Detroit, 555 W.

Wyoming, p-v., Dinwiddie co., Va., 59 s. Richmond, 178 W.

Wyoming, p-v., Starke co., Ill., 101 n. Springfield, 815 W. Situated on the e. side of Spoon r., and contains about 75 inhabitants.

Wyoming, p-v., Wayne co., Iowa.

Wysox. p-t., Bradford co.. Pa., 136 n. Harrisburg, 246 W. The surface is hilly; soil, gravelly loam. Drained by Rumfield and Wysox crs.

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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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