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to grazing. 12 miles S. E. from Binghampton,
and 138
S. W. from Albany.

Windsor, N. C., c. h. Bertie co. On Cashie
Biver, about 100 miles S. W. from Norfolk, in
Virginia, and by post road 194 miles N. E. by E.
from Raleigh.

Windsor, Pa., Berks co. Bounded E. by
Maiden Creek, and
W. by Schuylkill River and
Canal. Surface hilly, Blue Mountain occupying
the N.
W. part: soil gravelly and sterile.

Windsor, Pa., York co. A town on the S. W.
side of Susquehanna River. 10 miles E. from

Windsor County, Vt., c. h. at Woodstock. This
county is bounded N. by the county of Orange,
E. by Connecticut River,
S. by Windham co.,
and W. by Rutland and a part of Addison coun-
ties. Windsor county is watered by White,
Queechy, Black, West, and William's Rivers, and
by other excellent mill streams. The surface is
uneven, and in some parts mountainous, but gen-
erally not too elevated to admit of cultivation;
the soil produces fine crops of grain, hay, vege-
tables, and fruits. The lands are peculiarly
adapted for grazing. The beautiful Connecticut,
which washes its whole eastern boundary, gives
to this county large tracts of alluvial meadow
land, and affords it a navigable channel to the
seaboard. The hydraulic power of the county
is very large, and its local position is such as to
induce men of enterprise and capital to embark
in manufacturing operations, which are annually
increasing, with fair prospects of success.

Windsor, Vt., Windsor co. Situated on the
W. side of Connecticut River. 55 miles S. by
E. from Montpelier, and 139 N. W. from Boston
by railroad. First settled in 1764. Its surface
is uneven, but there are but few parts of it unfit
for cultivation. It contains large tracts of allu-
vial meadow, and the uplands are generally fer-
tile. Mill Brook waters the S. part of the town,
and furnishes it with excellent mill sites. The
manufactures of the town are numerous and val-
uable. The agricultural interests are also valua-
ble : 10,000 sheep are annually sheared in the
town, and many neat cattle, horses, and produc-
tions of the dairy are annually transported to its
various markets.

The village of Windsor is on elevated ground,
on the bank of the river; it is compactly and
somewhat irregularly built, but very beautiful.
There are but few villages in our country which
make a more delightful appearance. It contains
a great number of handsome dwelling houses
and stores. Some of the private houses, churches,
and other public buildings are in a style of supe-
rior elegance. This is the site of the Vermont
State Prison. The streets are wide and beauti-
fully shaded. The scenery around Windsor is
highly picturesque. From the high lands across
the river, in Cornish, which is united to Windsor
by a bridge, or on the Ascutney, at the S. part
of the town, some of the best landscapes in our
country are presented to view.

This town has become the centre of an impor-
tant commerce, both from the river and a fertile
interior country. The favorable position of
Windsor, as a place of trade, was early discov-
ered, and it has been fortunate in possessing a
succession of men, who, by their enterprise and
wealth, have rendered it one of the most flourish-
ing towns on Connecticut River.

A railroad through Windsor connects it with
the great routes running
N. to Burlington and
Montreal, E. to Concord and Boston, and S.
Springfield, Hartford, &c.















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Winhall, Vt., Bennington co. This town was
chartered in 1761, and its settlement commenced
during the revolutionary war. The surface is
rough, and the soil not very productive. Win-
hall River rises in this town, and afibrds it a
good water power. 33 miles
S. W. from Wind-
sor, and 25 N. E. from Bennington.

Winnamac, la., c. h. Pulaski co. 100 miles N.
by W. from Indianapolis.

Winnebago County, Is., c. h. at Rockford,
Formed in 1836. Bounded N. by Wisconsin, E.
by Boone co., S. by Ogle, and W. by Stephen-
son co. Drained by Rock, Kishwaukie, and
Peckatonokee Rivers. Surface undulating ; soil

Winnebago County, Wn., Oshkosh seat of jus-
tice. Bounded N. by Brown co., E. by Lake
S. by Fond du Lac co., and W. by
Marquette and Brown counties. Drained by
Neenah, or Fox, and Pauwaygun Rivers and

Winneshiek County, Io., c. h. at Decorah. In the
N. E. angle, bordering on Minnesota. Watered
by the Upper Iowa and Turkey Rivers.

Winnsboro', S. C., Fairfield district. Between
Wateree and Little Rivers. 29 miles
N. N. W.
from Columbia. There is a Baptist Literary and
Theological Seminary in the vicinity, with sev-
eral fine brick edifices.

Winslow, Me., Kennebec co. A fine town on
the Kennebec River, opposite Waterville, with a
fertile soil and large water power. 18 miles N.
by E. from Augusta.

Winston County, Mi., c. h. at Louisville. Bound-
ed N. by Choctaw and Oktibbeha counties, E. by
S. by Kemper and Neshoba, and W.
by Atala co. Drained by tributaries of Pearl
and Tombigbee Rivers.

Winton, N. C., c. h. Hertford co. This village
is located on Chowan River, about two miles
below the junction of Meherin and Nottaway
. Rivers. By post road 153 miles N. E. from Ra-
leigh. and 60 N.
W. from Norfolk, Va.

Winterset, Io., c. h. Madison co.

Winthrop, Me., Kennebec co. 10 miles W.
from Augusta. It comprises 6 large ponds, the
outlets to which afford a good water power
There are two villages, 4 miles apart, and manu-
factories of leather, boots, and shoes.

Winthrop, Ms., Suffolk co. A new town, taken
from Chelsea, including Point Shirley, which
forms Boston Harbor on the N. E.

Wirt, N. Y., Alleghany co. Watered by Van
Campen's and Little Genesee Creeks. Surface
high and undulating; soil chiefly sandy loam.
15 miles S. W. from Angelica, and 270 from

Wirt County, Va. New. Taken from Logan.
S. W. part. Watered by the Big Sandy, which
separates it from Kentucky. Hilly.

Wirt, Va., c. h. Wirt co.

Wiscasset, Me., Lincoln co. Wiseasset is a
shire town and a port of entry, situated on the
W. side of Sheepscot River. 20 miles from the
sea, 42 N. E. from Portland, and 10 N. E from

Wiscasset contains a noble harbor for vessel*
of the largest class ; it is easy of access, and
seldom obstructed by ice. For many years pre-
vious to the commencement of the commercial

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