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Mount Pleasant, Pa., Wayne co. Watered by
the head branches of Lackawaxen, Dyberry, and
Great Equinunk Creeks.

Mount Sterling, Ky., c. h. Montgomery co. On
a small branch of the S. fork of Licking River.
59 miles
E. from Frankfort.

Mount Tabor, Vt., Rutland co. Otter Creek
rises in this town, by a branch on each side of a
mountain. Most of the land is unfit for cultiva-
tion, it being so high on the Green Mountain
range. Although the surface is elevated and un-
even, it affords good pasturage for cattle. The
town was chartered in 1761. A part of Danby
was annexed to it in 1848. 66 miles
S. by W.
from Montpelier, and 19 S. by E. from Rutland.

Mount Vernon, Aa., Mobile co. 3 miles W.
from Mobile River, and 184 miles S. by W. from

Mount Vernon, Ga., c. h. Montgomery co. 112
miles S. E. by S. from Milledgeville.

Mount Vernon, Is., c. h. Jefferson co. 129 miles
S. S. E. from Springfield.

Mount Vernon, la., c. h. Posey co., occupies
very high land on a N. bend of Ohio River. 188
miles S. W. by S. from Indianapolis.

Mount Vernon, Ky., c. h. Rock Castle co. 75
S. S. E. from Frankfort.

Mount Vernon, Me., Kennebec co. This town
lies W. of Belgrade,
E. of Vienna, and 15 miles
N. W. from Augusta. Incorporated 1792. There
are three pleasant villages in the town; the soil
is remarkably good, and is watered by a number
of beautiful ponds and small streams.

Mount Vernon, N. H., Hillsboro' co. There
is but one stream of any note, and this was called
by the Indians
QuohquinapassaJcessananagnog. The
situation is elevated, and on the highest point is
a flourishing village. This town was taken from
Amherst in 1803. First settlers, see
3 miles N. W. from Amherst, and 29 S. W. from

Mount Vernon, O., seat of justice of Knox co.
Situated 45 miles N. E. of Columbus, on ground
slightly ascending from Vernon River, which is
one of the best and most durable streams in the
state, affording at this place a good hydraulio
power. The town is substantially and compact-
ly built, and some of the structures are elegant.
The principal business street is about a mile long,
on which there are many brick blocks 3 stories in
height. The court house is a superior building
of its kind. The Episcopal Church is an elegant
stone edifice, near the public square. Besides
this church, the town contains churches of the
Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, and
Roman Catholic denominations. A railroad, to
connect Sandusky with Columbus, is completed
as far as Mount Vernon. A canal has been con-
structed about half the distance, to connect this
place with the Grand Ohio Canal at Roscoe.
This town, with the country around it, has always
been considered as among the most healthy sec-
tions of the state. Population in 1840. 2363 ; in

Mount Washington, Ms., Berkshire co. See
Fashionable Resorts.

Muhlenburg County, Ky., c. h. at Greenville.
Bounded N. and
E. by Green River and one of
its branches, separating it from Owen, Ohio, and
Butler counties, S. by Logan and Todd counties,
and W. by another branch of Green River, sepa-
rating it from Madison co.

Muncietown, la., c. h. Delaware co. On the S.

bank of White River, at an elevation of 30 feet.
58 miles N. E. from Indianapolis. There is a
good water power here.

Muncy, Pa., Lycoming co. Bounded E. by
Muncy and W. by Loyalsock Creek. Surface
mountainous; soil diversified. Situated 13 miles
N. E. from Williamsport.

Muncy Creek, Pa., Lycoming co. Drained by
Big and Little Muncy Creeks, tributaries of the
W. branch of Susquehanna River. Surface hilly;
soil clay. Distance S. E. from Williamsport 13

Munfordsville, Ky., c. h. Hart co. On the N.
bank of Green River. Ill miles S. W. from

Murfreesboro1, Te., c. h. Rutherford co., occu-
pies an elevated position in a fertile country,
on a branch of Stone Creek. S. E. from Nash-
ville 34 miles. It was once the capital of the state.

Murphy, N. C., c. h. Cherokee co. At the junc-
tion of Hiawassee and Valley Rivers, 367 miles
W. by S. from Raleigh.

Murray County, Ga., c. h. at Spring Place.
Bounded N. by Tennessee, E. by Gilmer co., S.
by Cass, and W. by Floyd and Walker counties.
Drained by Oostanula River and tributaries. Sur-
face mountainous; soil productive.

Murray, N. Y., Orleans co. Watered by Sandy
Creek. It is a level town, with a good soil. 8
miles E. from Albion village, and 245 N. N. W.
from Albany.

Muscogee County, Ga., c. h. at Columbus. Bound-
ed N. by Harris and Talbot counties, E. by Marion,
S. by Stewart co., and W. by the Chattahoochee
River, separating it from Alabama. Upotoi Creek
and branches, tributaries of the Chattahoochee,
drain this county.

Muscatine County, Io., c. h. at Bloomington.
Bounded N. and E. by Cedar and Scott counties,
S. E. by the Mississippi River, separating it from
Illinois, S. by Louisa, and W. by Johnson co.
Drained by Red Cedar River and its branches,
and Pine Creek, a good mill stream. Soil rich,
particularly in the E. portions, and in the Mis-
sissippi is a large, fertile island, belonging to this
county, and called the Muscatine Slue.

Muskingum County, 0., c. h. at Zanesville. Sit-
uated towards the S. E. part of the state, hav-
ing Coshocton county on the N., Guernsey on the
E., Morgan on the S., Perry on the S. E., and
Licking on the W. It is about 27 by 28 miles
in extent. It was organized in 1804. Persons
began to settle in several places in this county
as early as 1798, and after the lands came into
the market, in 1801, the county was rapidly set-
tled by emigrants, principally from the Eastern
States. Its principal streams ar& the Muskin-
gum and Licking Rivers, which unite at Zanes-
ville, and several other smaller streams or creeks.
The whole county lies in the coal region of Ohio;
but in the neighborhood of the Muskingum River
that mineral is found jn great abundance and in
great purity. Pipe clay, and also a peculiar kind
of clay suitable to be used for crucibles, cellula-
quartz, of which the burr-millstones are made,
and iron ore, are found in different sections of
the county. Salt is manufactured to a consider-
able amount from water obtained by boring into
a stratum of whitish sandstone, which lies at the
depth of from 350 to 700 feet, dipping from the
N. in a southerly direction.

The national road passes through this county,
and crosses the river at Zanesville. Upon this


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