Hayward’s United States Gazetteer (1853) page 344

Click on the image for a larger version suitable for printing.


Page 343 ...Page 345

Note: Ctrl and + increases the font size of the text below, Ctrl and - decreases it, and Ctrl and 0 resets it to default size.


co. Watered by Pomme de Terre River and its
tributaries. Surface slightly uneven; soil fertile.

Dadeville, Aa., c. h. Tallapoosa co. 6 miles E.
from Tallapoosa River, 37 miles N. E. from We-
tumpka, and 140 E. S. E. from Tuscaloosa.

Dahkotah County, Ma., c. h. at Fort Snelling.
In the angle between the Minnesota and Mis-

Dahlonega, Ga., c. h. Lumpkin co. Between
Chestatee and Etowah Rivers. 140 miles N. N.
W. from Milledgeville. The site of a branch mint.

Dale County, Aa., c. h. at Daleville. Bounded
N. by Pike, E. by Henry co., S. by Florida,
and W. by Coffee co. Watered by tributaries
of the Choctawhatchee River. Surface mostly
level; and soil sterile, with the exception of some
fertile swamps bordering the river.

Dallas County, Aa., c. h. at Cahaba. Bounded
N. by Perry co., E. by Autauga and Lowndes
counties, S. by Wilcox, and W. by Marengo
co. Watered by the Alabama and Cahaba
Rivers, which form a junction in this county.
Surface slightly uneven ; soil rich on the borders
of the streams.

Dallas County, As., c. h. at Princeton. S.
central. Between the Wachita and its Sabine

Dallas County, Io., c. h. at Adell. S. central

Dallas County, Mo., c. h. at Buffalo. S. W.
central. Watered by the Mianqua, (a tributary
of the Osage,) which flows N. through it.

Dallas, Pa., Luzerne co. Watered by Harvey's
Lake, lying in this town, and by its outlet, and
some other streams, affording hydraulic power.
Surface broken and mountainous; soil slate,
gravel, and loam. 133 miles N. E. from Harris-

Dallas County, Ts., c. h. at Dallas. In the N.
E. angle, on the upper waters of the Sabine.

Dallas, Me., Franklin co. New.

Dalton, Ms., Berkshire co. Dalton began to
be settled about the year 1755. It is a good

frazing, mountain town, finely watered by the
lousatonic River. The village in the centre
of the town is curiously and very pleasantly
situated. It is in the valley of the Housatonic,
and encircled on three sides by that beautiful
stream. The Western Railroad passes through it.
5 miles E. from Pittsfield, and 146 W. from Boston.

Dalton, N. II., Coos co. On Connecticut
River. The Great or Fifteen Mile Falls com-
mence in Dalton, and rush tumultuously along
its N. W. boundary. The town is also watered
by John's River and several large brooks. The
western and southern parts are hilly. On the
borders of John's River the white pine abounds.
The soil on the highlands is good, and well
adapted to grazing. Blake's Pond lies at the S.
E. corner; it was named for a famous hunter.
Near Slate Hill is a mineral spring; it deposits
a thin crust of iron ore. This town was named
from Hon. Tristham Dalton, a grantee. First
settlers, Moses Blake and Walter Blass. 125
miles N. by W. from Concord, and 8 S. by W.
from Lancaster.

Damariscotta, Me., Lincoln co. On the outlet
of Damariscotta Pond, formed in 1847 from parts
of Bristol and Nobleboro'. 30 miles S. E. from

Damascus, Pa., Wayne co. On the W. bank
of the Delaware River. 190 miles N. N. E. from

Dana, Ms., Worcester co. This is a small
town, taken from Greenwich, Hardwick, and Pe-
tersham, in 1801. There is some good land in
the town, but much of it is fit only for pasturage.
Swift River and one of its tributaries, Fever
Branch, pass through its northern and western
section. 30 miles N. W. from-Worcester, and 70
W. by N. from Boston.

Danbury, Ct., Fairfield co. Danbury, the Pah-
of the Indians, is one of the shire towns,
and was first settled in 1684. The soil of the
town is good, and agreeably diversified by hills
and valleys. The borough, or village, is very
pleasantly situated in a valley, and is memorable
for its sacrifices in the revolutionary war. It was
nearly destroyed by the British, with a large
amount of continental stores, April, 1777.

Danbury, N. H., Grafton co. Danbury lies in
the form of a diamond ; it is hilly, although there
are some intervales. In the N. E. part there is
large hill. The eastern section is watered by
Smith's River. The first settlement was made
in 1771. 16 miles S. by W. from Plymouth, and
29 N. from Concord, by railroad. The Northern
Railroad passes through the town.

Danby, N. Y., Tompkins co. Watered by Cat-
totong Creek and its branches. The surface is
hilly; soil gravelly loam. 8 miles S. from Ithaca,
and 172 S. of W. from Albany.

Danby, Yt., Rutland co. Otter Creek runs
nearly on the line between this township and
Mount Tabor, but there are no streams of much
consequence within the township. The most
considerable are Mill River and Flower Branch.
These and a branch of Otter Creek, in the north-
eastern part, are all. sufficient for mills. The
surface is uneven, and some parts mountainous.
South and Spruce Mountains are the principal
elevations. The soil is well adapted to the pro-
duction of grass. There are several caverns in
this township; also several marble quarries in the
S. E. part, and specimens of galena have been
found. In the western part of the township is a
spring, nearly sufficient to carry' a mill where it
issues from the foot of the*mountain. The set-
tlement was commenced in 1765. Distances, 17
miles S. from Rutland, and 68 S. S. W. from

Dandrklge, Te., c. h. Jefferson co. On the N.
bank of French Broad River. 229 miles E.
from Nashville.

Dane County, Wn., c. h. at Madison. Bounded
N. by Sauk and Portage counties, E. by Dodge
and Jefferson, S. byr Rock and Green, and W. by
Iowa co. Watered by the Four Lakes, fine
sheets of water, and by their outlets. Surface
level; soil very productive.

Danielsville, Ga., c. h. Madison co. 91 miles N.
from Milledgeville.

Dansville, N. Y., Livingston co. On Canasera-
ga Creek. 238 miles W. from Albany. There
is a fall here of 60 feet in a mile and a half.
Connected with the Genesee Valley Canal by
a branch which has its terminus here.

Dansville,. N. Y., Steuben co. Watered by
Canaseraga Creek, and some tributaries of Can-
isteo River. The surface is somewhat uneven;
the soil clay and gravelly loam. 20 miles N. W.
from Bath, and 234 W. from Albany.

Danube, N. Y., Herkimer co. Watered by No-
wadaga Creek, a branch of the Mohawk River,
which bounds it on the N. The surface is undu-
lating, and the soil very fertile in the valley of

This page is written in HTML using a program written in Python 3.2, and image-to-HTML-text by ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition.