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quantity not being great, and consisting princi-
pally of the declivity of the bank, which, for the
most part, is not so steep as to unfit it for pastur-
age or gardens."

This wise forecast of the proprietor, not to
mention any thing else, has secured to Geneva
one of its most beautiful ornaments, in those ter-
raced gardens, or hanging gardens, as they have
sometimes been called, which, in the south part
of the upper street, extend, in front of the dwell-
ings, quite down to the margin of the lake. Eew
places in this country afford such beautiful situa-
tions for residences as this part of Geneva.

The village was incorporated in 1812. It has
from 15 to 20 streets, a beautiful public square
enclosed, and many large and elegant buildings.
The buildings of Geneva College are situated on
the summit of the elevation which rises from the
lake, at the southern extremity of Main Street,
a site rarely surpassed for all the purposes of
such an institution. The buildings are three in
number, besides a building on the same street
for the medical department. See

There are churches in Geneva of the Presbyte-
rian, Dutch Reformed, Associate Reformed, Epis-
copal, Methodist, Baptist, Universalist, and Ro-
man Catholic denominations. There are several
excellent hotels, banking and insurance offices,
numerous stores, a steam flouring mill, furnaces,
breweries, and many other mechanic and manu-
facturing establishments.

A steamboat plies regularly upon the lake,
running up and down daily to Jefferson, at its
southern extremity. At that end the lake is con-
nected by a canal with Crooked Lake, and thence
by the Cheprung Canal and feeder with the rail-
road at Corning, leading to Blossburg, Pa. By
this channel of communication a large quantity
of coal from the Blossburg mines passes through
Geneva to market. The Cayuga and Seneca
Canal unites the waters of the lake at Geneva
with Cayuga Lake, and with the Erie Canal at
Montezuma, a distance of 20 miles. The railroad
from Albany to Buffalo passes through the N.
part of the village, near the canal basin. Such
are the facilities of business and travel by which
this beautiful spot is rendered accessible from all
parts of the country. See
Seneca Lake.

Gentry, Mo., c. h. Gentry co.

Gentry County, Mo., c. h. at Gentry. On the
N. W. border of the state, on the head waters of
Grand River.

Georgetown, D. C. City and port of entry. On
the N. E. side of the Potomac, 200 miles from its
mouth, and 2 E. of Washington, from which it
is separated by Rock Creek. It is the seat of
Washington College, and has also a nunnery,
attached to which is a private academy. George-
town is situated at the head of navigation, on
the Potomac, and communicates with the interior
by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. It has con-
siderable trade and navigation, but has been
nearly stationary for the past 30 years. Popu-
lation in 1850, 8366.

Georgetown, De., c. h. Sussex co. Between
the sources of Nanticoke and Indian Rivers. 41
miles E. of S. from Dover.

Georgetown, Ky., c. h. Scott co. On the N.
branch of Elkhorn River. 17 miles E. from
Frankfort. Georgetown College is here. See

Georgetown, Me., Lincoln co., comprises two
islands at the mouth of the Kennebec, between
that and the Sheeps cot. It has an excellent
harbor. 46 miles S. from Augusta.

Georgetown, Ms., Essex co. On a branch of
Parker River. 31 miles N. by E. from Boston,
with which it connects by railroad. Noted for
the manufacture or' boots and shoes.

Georgetown, Mo., c. h. Pettis co. On the E.
side of the S. fork of La Mine River. 67 miles
W. from Jefferson City.

Georgetown, N. Y., Madison co. Watered by
the head branches of Ostelic River. The surface
is hilly; soil favorable to the growth of grass.
10 miles S. W. from Morrisville, and 108 W*
from Albany.

Georgetown, O., c. h. Browm co. 1 mile from
White Oak Creek, about 7 from the Ohio River,
and 107 S. S. W. from Columbus.

Georgetown District, S. C., c. h. at Georgetown.
Bounded N. by Williamsburg and Horry dis-
tricts, E. by the Atlantic Ocean, S. by Charleston
district, and W. by Williamsburg district. Wa-
tered by Great Pedee and Waccamaw Rivers,
and the Santee River, which flows along its S.
boundary. Surface level, and in parts marshy;
soil fertile.

Georgetown, S. C., c. h. Georgetown district
A port of entry on the W. side of Winyaw Bay,
at the mouth of Sampit Creek, and 152 miles
E. S. E. from Columbia. Vessels drawing 11
feet of water come into the harbor, and it receives
the trade of an extensive back country by the
rivers flowing into Winyaw Bay.

Georgia, Vt., Franklin co. On Lake Cham-
plain. 40 miles N. W. from Montpelier.

German, N. Y., Chenango co. Surface, hilly.
126 miles from Albany.

German Flats, N. Y., Herkimer co. On the
S. side of the Mohawk River. The surface is
undulating, except on the borders of the river,
where are extensive alluvial flats. The Erie
Canal passes through this town. 3 miles S. from
Herkimer village, and 83
N. W. from Albany.

Germanton, N. C., c. h. Stokes co. On the S.
side of the Town Fork of Dan River. 123 miles
N. W. from Raleigh.

Germantown, N. Y., Columbia co. The surface
of this town is undulating; soil clay loam of
good quality. 10 miles S. from Hudson, and 39
from Albany.

Germantown, Pa., Philadelphia co. Watered
by Wissihickon and Wingohocking Creeks. Sur-
face hilly; soil alluvial and loamy. A battle
took place here in October, 1777, in which 700
Americans apd 500 British were killed. 6 miles
N. W. from Philadelphia, and 104 E. S. E. from

Germany, Pa., Adams co. Watered by Piney
and the head branches of Conewago Creek.
Surface level; soil gravel and calcareous loam.
10 miles S. E. ffom Gettysburg.

Gerry, N. Y., Chautauque co. Cassadaga
Creek and some of its branches flow through
this town. Surface undulating; soil gravelly
loam. 13 miles E. froln Maysville, and 326 W.
by S. from Albany.

Gettysburg, Pa., seat of justice of Adams co.
35 miles E. N. E. from Harrisburg, 52 N. W.
from Baltimore, and 114 W. from Philadelphia.
It is situated on elevated ground, in the midst
of a fertile and well-cultivated country, and at
the intersection of several important turnpike
roads. It is a plain town, but neatly and well
built. The public buildings, besides the usual

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