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by West Canada Creek. The surface is hilly on
the N., and the soil extremely fertile along the
valley of the Mohawk. 80 miles N. W. from

Hermon, Me., Penobscot co. A good township
of land, 7 miles W. from Bangor. A large pond
and the Sowadabscook River water its S. W.
corner. Incorporated 1814.

Hermon, N. Y., St. Lawrence co. The surface
of this town is rolling, and drained by a few
small streams; the soil clay loam, favorable to
the growth of grass. 15 miles S. from Canton,
and 199 N. W. from Albany.

Hernando, Mi., c. h. De Soto co. 18 miles E.
of Mississippi River, and 202 from Jackson.

Herrick, Pa., Susquehanna co. Drained by the
head branches of Lackawannock River. Surface
hilly, Elk Mountain lying in the S. W. part; soil
clay and gravel. 20 miles S. E. from Montrose.

Hertford County, N. C., c. h. at Winton. Bounded
N. and E. by the Chowan River, separating it
from Gates and Chowan counties, S. by Bertie,
and W. by Northampton co. Drained by branches
of the Chowan River.

Hertford, N. C., c. h. Perquimans co. On the
S. side of Perquimans River, near its entrance
into Perquimans Bay. 194 miles N. E. by E. from

Heuvelton, N. Y., St. Lawrence co. On Os-
wegatchie River. 7 miles from Ogdensburg, and
203 N. W. from Albany.

Hickman County, Ky., c. h. at Clinton. Bounded
N. by Ballard, E. by Graves co., S. by Ten-
nessee, and W. by the Mississippi River, separat-
ing it from Missouri. Watered by Little Obion
River and branches, and Bayou Desha Creek.

Hickman County, Te., c. h. at Centreville.
N. by Dickson co., E. by Williamson
and Maury, S. by Lawrence and Wayne, and W.
by Perry and Humphrey counties. Watered by
Duck River and its tributaries.

Hickory County, Mo., c. h. at Hermitage. S. W.
central. Pomme de Terre River, a tributary of
the Osage, runs
N. through it.

Hicksford, Va., c. h. Greenville co. On the
S. W. of Meherin River, 62 miles S. from Rich-
mond. The Petersburg Railroad here crosses
the Meherin, on a magnificent stone viaduct.

High Falls, N. Y., Ulster co. On Rondout
Creek, 69 miles S. from Albany. It has a good
water power. The Delaware and Hudson Canal
passes here.

Highgate, Vt., Franklin co. The Missisco River
passes through the township. About 6 miles
above Swanton Falls is a fall in the river of about
40 feet, affording some excellent mill privileges.
Rock River is in the N. part of the township.
The soil is mostly sandy, and covered with pine,
except along the course of the Missisco River,
where the timber is hemlock, ash, &c., and in the
S. E. comer, which constitutes a part of what is
called Hog Island, and is marshy. Bog iron ore
is found in great abundance. The first settlers
were Germans, mostly soldiers who had served
in the British army during the revolution, but
the time of their settlement is not known. The
town was chartered in 1763. 70 miles N.
from Montpelier, and 12 N. from St. Albans.

Highland County, 0., c. h. at Hillsboro'. Clinton
and Fayette counties bound it on the N., Ross
and Pike on the E., Adams and Brown on the S.,
and Brown co. on the W. It takes its name
from its elevated position, and has rolling land,
well watered by permanent springs and the head
waters of Paint, Brush, and Whiteoak Creeks,
and the E. fork of Little Miami.

Highland County, Va., c. h. at Monterey. North-
ern central part. On elevated table land, rough
and sterile, containing the interlocking head
springs of the Potomac, (S. branch,) and of the
James River.

Hill, N. H., Grafton co. Watered by Pemige-
wasset and Smith's Rivers, and several small
streams. Eagle Pond is the only one of note.
Ragged Mountain is of considerable elevation.
The soil in some parts is rich and fertile; it is gen-
erally good. At the S. E. section is a flourishing
village, situated on a spacious street, 1 mile in
length. This town was granted, September
to 87 proprietors, who held their first meet-
ing at Chester. As most of the inhabitants be-
longed to that place, it was called New Chester,
until January,
1837. First settlers: Captain
Cushing Favor and Carr Huse, Esq., settled in
1768. 24 miles N. N. W. from Concord, and 44
S. S. E. from Haverhill.

Hillsboro1 County, Fa., c. h. at Tampa. Bounded
N. by Benton, E. by Musqueto, S. by Munroe
co., and W. by the Gulf of Mexico. Watered
in the N. interior by Tampa Bay, and drained
by Hillsboro', Alafia, and Asterual Rivers. Soil
various, being very fertile in some parts.

Hillsboro1, Is., c. h. Montgomery co. 64 miles
S. from Springfield.

Hillsboro', Mi., c. h. Scott co.

Hillsboro', Mo., c. h. Jefferson co. On the E
side of Big River.
132 miles E. from Jefferson

Hillsboro', N. C., c. h. Orange co. - On the Eno,
a branch of Neuse River. 40 miles N.
W. from

Hillsboro' County, N. H., c. h. at Amherst.
Merrimac co. is on the N., Rockingham on the
E., the state of Massachusetts on the S., and
Cheshire co. on the W. The surface is generally
uneven, though there are but few lofty mountains.
Lyndeboro', Unconconock, and Cro'tched are of
considerable altitude. This county is well wa-
tered by Merrimac, Nashua, Souhegan, and Pis-
cataquog Rivers. Massabesick Lake lies on the
E. boundary of Manchester. There are numer-
ous ponds here; the largest are Gregg's, Pleas-
ant, Babboosuck, and Potanipo. This county
possesses many advantages for manufacturing
establishments. Its settlement was made at
Nashua, lately Dunstable, some years before the
war with King Philip, in
1665. It received its
name from the Earl of Hillsboro', one of the
privy council of George III.

Hillsboro', N. H., Hillsbor o' co. This town is
well watered by Contoocook and Hillsboro' Riv-
ers, which streams form a junction on the S.
line of the town. The land is uneven, but affords
many good farms. Fine plumbago is found here.
Four pleasant villages are in this town. The
largest is called Hillsboro' Bridge, is situated on
both sides of Contoocook River, and has con-
siderable trade. First settlers, Jas. M'Calley,
Sam. Gibson, Robt. M'Clure, Jas. Lyon, and
in 1741. 23 miles N. W. from Amherst,
30 W. S. W. from Concord.

Hillsboro', N. J., Somerset co. Bounded N. by
the S. branch of the Raritan, and E. by Millstone
River, and drained by Roy's Brook, a branch of
Millstone River. Surface level on the E., and
hilly on the W; soil red shale and clay loam.

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