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IN THE UNITED STATES.    419

Kent County. Mn., c. h. at Grand Rapids.
Bounded N. by Neewaggo and Meecoosta counties,
E. by Montcalm and Ionia, S. by Barry and Al-
legan, and W. by Ottawa co. Grand River and
its branches water this county, affording good wa-
ter power. Surface hilly or uneven; soil rich vege-
table loam. It contains limestone and salt springs.

Kent, N. Y., Putnam co. Croton River waters
this town, the surface of which is hilly and moun-
tainous, and the soil favorable to the growth of
grass. 4 miles N.from Carmel, and 101 S. from
Albany.

Kent County, R. I., c. h. at East Greenwich.
Extending from Narraganset Bay to the Con-
necticut line. E. part level; W. part rough and
hilly; fertile. Traversed by the Stonington Rail-
road.

Kenton County, Ky., c. h. at Independence.
Bounded N. by the Ohio River, separating it from
Ohio, E. by the Licking, separating it from Camp-
bell co., S. by Pendleton and Grant counties, and
W. by Boone co. Surface slightly uneven; 'soil
fertile.

Kenton, 0., c. h. Hardin co. On the W. side of
Scioto Ā«River. 71 miles N. W. of Columbus.

Keokuck County, Io., c. h. at Lancaster. In the
S. E. part of the state. Skunk River flows
through it from W. to E.

Keokuck, Io., Lee co. On the W. side of Mis-
sissippi River, just below the lower rapids.

Keosauqua, Io., c.h. Yan Buren co.

Kershaw District, S. C., c. h. at Camden. Bound-
ed N. by Lancaster co., E. by Chesterfield and
Darlington, S. by Sumpter and Richland, and
W. by Fairfield co. Watered by Wateree River
and branches, and Lynch and Little Lynch
Creeks. The soil of the uplands is sandy, but
productive, while that bordering on the rivers is
remarkably fertile.

Keytesville, Mo., c. h. Chariton co. 2 miles W.
from Grand Chariton River, and 15 miles from its
mouth. N. W. from Jefferson City 91 miles.

Key West, Fa., c. h. Monroe co. On the N. W.
end of Key West, or Thompson's Island, which
is one of the Florida keys. The island is about
4 miles in length by 1 mile in width. This place
has a good harbor, admitting vessels requiring 27
feet of water. The village was incorporated in
1829, and has considerable trade. Salt is manu-
factured here in large quantities by solar evapo-
ration. Many of the inhabitants are employed
as “ wreckers,'' in saving the effects of the nu-
merous vessels which are wrecked every year on
the Florida Reef. For services thus rendered,
these persons receive from 80,000 to 100,000 dol-
lars annually. The entire island rests upon a
bed of limestone, which is but a foot or two be-
neath the surface.

Kilkenny, N. H., Coos co. This place was
granted in 1744. It is a poor town. 120 miles N.
from Concord, and about 15 N. E. from Lancaster.

Killbuck, 0., Holmes co. A township on Kill-
buck Creek, adjoining Coshocton co., S. from
Millersburg.

Killingly, Ct., Windham co. This town is
rough and hilly, but there is a great deal of beauty
about it, and its history is full of romantic stories
relating to the first settlers and the red men.
The town is well watered by the Quinebaug and
its branches. There are three villages, Pleasant
Valley, Daysville, and Danielsonville, all pleas-
ant and flourishing manufacturing places. Kil-
lingly contains excellent quarries of freestone, and
of a slate rock, soft, and easily wrought; also of
a slate rock composed of granular quartz, almost
white. A rich bed of porcelain clay is found on
Mashentuek Hill, said to equal French or Chinese
clay. 45 miles E. from Hartford.

Killingworth, Ct., Middlesex co. This town,
the Indian Hammonnasset, was first settled in
1663. It lies on Long Island Sound, with a har-
bor for small vessels. Many vessels are built at
this place. There are 1000 acres of good salt
meadow in Killingworth, and the soil of the up-
lands, although hard and uneven, is rendered
productive by industry and skilful management.
The village is very pleasant, with a wide street a
mile and a half in length, crossed about midway
by Indian River, a small stream which enters the
harbor. Killingworth is a healthful, interesting
place. 88 miles S. E. from Hartford.

Kilmarnock, Me., Piscataquis co. This town is
well watered by Piscataquis River and the outlet
of Scootum Lake. It lies 103 miles N. E. from
Augusta, and 22 N. N. E. from Dover. Incor-
porated 1824.

Kinderhook, N. Y., Columbia co. About 18
miles S. by E. from Albany. The surface of this
township is agreeably diversified, with a soil of
sandy loam and clay, generally fertile and well
cultivated. It is drained by Kinderhook Creek,
which is a large and important mill stream.

The village of Kinderhook is delightfully sit-
uated on a plain, 5 miles E. of the Hudson, and
20 S. from Albany. It was incorporated as a
village in 1838. No place in the vicinity of the
Hudson exceeds this for the beauty of its location
and salubrity of its climate. This is the birth-
place and residence of Ex-President Yan Buren.
His country seat is handsomely situated, about 2
miles S. of the village.

Kings County, N. Y., c. h. at Brooklyn. It is
bounded on the N. by the East River and New
York Harbor, E. by Queens co., S. by the Atlan-
tic Ocean, and W. by New York Bay and the
“ Narrows.'' Surface chiefly level; soil very pro-
ductive when well tilled. It is watered by a few
small streams, and contains a number of bays, of
which Gravesend and Jamaica are the principal.
The Long Island Railroad crosses the N. part of
this county.

King and Queen County, Ya., c. h. at King and
Queen. Bounded N. W. by Caroline, N. E. by
Essex and Middlesex, S. E. by Gloucester, and
S. W. by New Kent and King William coun-
ties. Piankatank and Mattapony Rivers, branch-
es of York River, form the N. E. and S.W. boun-
daries.

King and Queen, Ya., c.h. King and Queen co.
On a plain three quarters of a mile from Matta-
pony River, and 53 E. N. E. from Richmond.

King George County, Va., c. h. at King George.
Incorporated in 1720, and bounded N. and N. E.
by the Potomac River, separating it from Mary-
land, E. by Westmoreland co., S. by the Rappa-
hannock, separating it from Essex and Caroline
counties, and W. by Stafford co. Surface hilly;
soil diversified.

King George, Ya., c. h. King George co.

Kingfidd, Me., Franklin co. A fine farming
township, E. of Mount Abraham, and watered by
Seven Mile Brook and one of its tributaries. It
lies 55 miles N. W. by N. from Augusta, and 25
N. from Farmington. Incorporated 1808.

Kingsbury, Me. Piscataquis co. 70 miles E.
of N. from Augusta.


A Gazetteer of the United States of America by John Hayward.

Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany and Company. 1853. Public domain



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