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Yorktown, p-t., Westchester co., N. Y., 16 n. White Plains, 112 s. Albany, 275 W. The surface is hilly, and on the n. mountainous; soil, generally fertile. It has several ponds, and is drained by Croton r. It has 10 sch. 201 scholars. Pop. 2,819.

Yorktown, p-v., port of entry and capital of York co., Va., 70 e. s. e. Richmond, 185 W. Situated on the s. side of York cr., opposite to Gloucester. It contains a court house, jail, county offices, 40 dwellings, some of them in a dilapidated condition, and about 300 inhabitants. It is memorable as the place where Lord Cornwallis surrendered the British army to Gen. Washington, Oct. 19th, 1781, which event terminated the revolutionary war.

Yorktown, p-v., Delaware co., Ia., 50 n. e. Indianapolis, 537 W.

Yorkville, v., New York co., N. Y. Situated on the Harlem railroad, 5 ms. n. of the City Hall. It lies chiefly on two streets. It contains 2 churches--1 Episcopal and 1 Methodist--a fine public school house of brick, 2 stories high, with a large public library, 4 stores, 1 rope walk, 2 extensive carriage fac., 70 dwellings, and about 500 inhabitants. The railroad passes through the place in a deep cut, and in the immediate vicinity it passes through a tunnel cut through solid rock, 844 feet long, 24 feet wide, and 21 high. Prospect Hill, in the vicinity, has a fine public house commanding an extensive prospect. In the vicinity of the v. is the great receiving reservoir of the Croton water-works. Stages pass through the place many times daily, from the city to Harlem.

Yorkville, p-v., capital of York dist., S. C., 79 n. by w. Columbia, 480 W. Situated on a branch of Broad r., and contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, an academy, and about 700 inhabitants.

Yorkville, p-v., Pickens co., Ala., 68 w. n. w. Tuscaloosa, 876 W.

Yorkville, p-v., Gibson co., Tenn., 143 w. Nashville, 826 W. Situated on a branch of Obion r., and contains about 100 inhabitants.

Yorkville, p-v., Racine co., Wis., 96 e. s. e. Madison, 796 W

Yough Glades, p-o., Alleghany co., Md., 219 w. n. w. Annapolis, 180 W.

Youghiogheny, r., Va., Md., and Pa., rises in Preston co., Va., and passes through Alleghany co., Md., and enters Pa. between Somerset and Fayette counties, and pursuing a n. n. w. course, it enters the Alleghany r., 18 ms. s. e. of Pittsburg. Its course is through an elevated, hilly, and mountainous country, passing through Laurel Hills and Chesnut ridge. At the Ohiopyle falls, about 30 ms. from its entrance into the Alleghany, it has a perpendicular descent of 20 feet, presenting at high water a grand and interesting appearance. It is navigable to these falls.

Young, p-o., McDonough co., Ill., 95 n. w. Springfield, 868 W.

Young's, p-o., Yancey co., N. C., 238 w. Raleigh, 468 W.

Youngers, p-o., Boone co., Mo., 45 n. Jefferson City, 930 W.

Young's Cross Roads, p-o., Granville co., N. C., 68 n. Raleigh, 263 W.

Young's Cross Roads, p-o., Lauderdale co., Ala., 149 n. Tuscaloosa, 794 W.

Young's Mills, p-o., Wayne t., Knox co., O., 57 n. e. Columbus, 385 W.

Young's Point, p-o., Madison par., La.

Young's Store, p-o., Laurens dist., S. C., 86 w. n. w. Columbia, 504 W.

Young's Tan Yard, p-o., Washington co., Tenn.

Youngston, t., Trumbull co., O. It has 10 sch. 520 scholars. Pop. 999.

Youngstown, p-t., port of delivery, Porter t., Niagara co., N. Y., 298 w. by n. Albany, 416 W. Situated on the e. side of Niagara r., 1 m. from its entrance into Lake Ontario, and contains 1 church, 1 steam flouring m., 5 stores, 50 dwellings, and about 400 inhabitants. A ferry crosses the r. to Newark v., Canada. Near it is Fort Niagara, celebrated in the French war. It was taken by the British in the late war. It has, since the war, been suffered to go to decay. Opposite to Youngstown is Fort George, in Canada. Steamboats land and receive passengers at this place, during the season of navigation.

Youngstown, p-b., Unity t., Westmoreland co., Pa., 158 w. Harrisburg, 184 W. It contains 1 German church, 4 stores, 2 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $3,600. 1 sch. 50 scholars. Pop. 415.

Youngstown, p-t., Trumbull co., O., 177 n. e. Columbus, 290 W. Watered by Mahoning r., Mill cr., and other small tributaries of the Mahoning. The v. is situated on the n. side of the r., on the Pa. and O. canal, and contains 5 stores and a number of dwellings. There are in the t. 9 sch. 526 scholars. Pop. 654.

Youngsville, p-v., Warren co., Pa., 218 n. w. Harrisburg, 310 W. Situated on both sides of Big Broken Straw cr., 3 ms. from its mouth, and contains a Methodist church, 3 stores, various mechanic shops, 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. The country around is fertile and well cultivated.

Youngsville, p-v., Tallapoosa co., Ala., 139 e. s. e. Tuscaloosa, 806 W. It contains about 75 inhabitants.

Young Womanstown, p-v., Chapman t., Clinton co., Pa., 134 n. Harrisburg, 226 W. Situated on the n. side of the Susquehanna r., and contains about 40 inhabitants.

Ypsilanti, p-t., Washtenaw co., Mich., 30 w. by s. Detroit, 517 W. Watered by Huron r. and Stony cr. The v. is situated on the w. side of Huron r., and contains 3 churches--1 Episcopal, 1 Presbyterian, and 1 Methodist--an academy, 10 stores, 3 flouring m., 3 saw m., 1 woolen fac., 2 carding machines, 1 iron foundry, 1 tannery, 300 dwellings, and about 1,500 inhabitants. It is connected with Detroit by the Central railroad. The r. here affords good water power. There are in the t. 16 stores, cap. $16,850; 1 furnace, 1 distillery, 4 flouring m., 3 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $169,335. Pop. 2,419.

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Zachery's Store, p-o., Newton co., Ga., 68 n. w. Milledgeville, 655 W.

Zanesfield, p-v., Logan co., O., 64 n. w. Columbus, 451 W. Situated on a head branch of Mad r., and contains about 150 inhabitants.

Zanesville, p-t., capital of Muskingum co., O., 54 e. Columbus, 339 W. The v. is situated on the e. side of Muskingum r., opposite to the mouth of Licking r., on the national road. It contains an elegant court house, a jail, county offices, a market house, 2 banking houses, 2 academies, an athenaeum, with a reading-room, and a library of 2,300 vols., 9 churches, 40 wholesale and retail stores, 2 steam engine and machine shops, 3 woolen fac., 1 cotton fac., 1 .steam paper m , 3 oil m., 2 breweries, 3 air foundries, 2 brass foundries, 2 rope fac., 2 soap and candle fac., 1 starch and glue fac., 3 coach fac., 2 steam and 2 water saw m., 2 glass fac., 1 steam hat fac., and 5 printing offices. In the immediate vicinity are 5 flouring m. propelled by water power, with 30 run of stones, and 3 steam flouring m., with 9 run of stones, manufacturing annually 100,000 barrels of flour. The population of the v. is 4,766, and including several connected adjacent villages, about 7,000. A benevolent and wealthy individual bequeathed a fund of $35,000, which is constantly increasing, to found a free school. 2 bridges connect this place with Putnam and West Zanesville, on the opposite side of the Muskingum river. By means of a side-cut which enters the Muskingum at Dresden, it has a connection with the Ohio canal. A canal and locks at this place around the falls of the Muskingum, not only make the r. navigable, but create a great water power. Pop. of the t., exclusive of the v., 355.

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Zanesville, p-o., Buckingham co., Va., 83 n. Richmond, 162 W.

Zanesville, p-v., Montgomery co., Ill., 38 s. Springfield, 784 W.

Zebulon, p-v., capital of Pike co., Ga., 77 w. Milledgeville, 696 W. It contains a court house, jail, an academy, 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist church, 6 stores, and about 40 dwellings.

Zebulon, p-v., Pike co., Ark., 136 s. w. Little Rock, 1,201 W. Situated on a branch of Washita r., and contains about 75 inhabitants.

Zeisersville, p-o., Luzerne co, Pa., 105 n. e. Harrisburg, 211 W.

Zelienople, p-v., Conequenessing t., Butler co., Pa., 224 w. by n. Harrisburg, 252 W. Situated on the s. side of Conequenessing cr., and contains 2 stores, several mills, and about 250 inhabitants.

Zenas, p-v., Jennings co., Ia., 62 s. Indianapolis, 565 W.

Zion, p-v., Iredell co., N. C., 155 w. Raleigh, 366 W.

Zoar, p-o., Eden t., Erie co., N. Y., 296 w. Albany, 353 W.

Zoar, p-v., Lawrence t., Tuscarawas co., O., 120 n. e. Columbus, 319 W. Situated on the e. side of Tuscarawas river. Settled by a German colony called Separatists, from their secession from the Lutheran and other churches. It is under the government of a patriarch, and chooses its own officers. The v. contains 1 store, 1 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 woolen fac., 1 linen fac., 60 dwellings, and about 300 inhabitants. On the canal they have several warehouses, and 2 blast furnaces. They have an extensive pleasure-garden, with a hothouse, well stored with rare plants and exotic fruits. The v. is peculiarly neat and thrifty, and is visited as a curiosity.

Zoar Bridge, p-v., New Haven co., Ct., 51 s. s. e. Hartford 293 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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