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and sandy loam. 15 miles E. from Canandaigua,
and 179 W. from Albany.

Seneca Falls, N. Y., Seneca co. Watered by
Seneca River, and partly bounded on the E. by
Cayuga Lake. It is also crossed by the Cayuga
and Seneca Canal. Surface undulating; soil
chiefly rich loam. 4 miles E. from Waterloo, and
167 N. of W. from Albany.

Seneca County, 0., c. h. at Tiffin. Sandusky is
on the N., Huron on the E., Crawford on the S.,
and Hancock and Wood counties on the W. It
is a well-watered, fertile county, with a soil of
rich loam, which produces excellent crops of
grass and grain. The land is well timbered, and
is watered by Mad River. In 1820, the county was
constituted, but not organized until April, 1824.

Seneca, O., Margaretta township, Huron co.

Seneca, 0., Monroe co. Guernsey co. on the
N. of this township, Centre township on the E.,
Enoch township on the S., and Morgan co. on
the W.

Sennett, N. Y., Cayuga co. Watered by several
small branches of the Seneca River. Surface
rolling; soil gravelly loam and clay. N. from
Auburn village 4 miles, and N. of W. from Al-
bany 154.

Sevier County, As., c. h. at Paraclifta. Bounded
N. by Polk, and E. by Pike and Hempstead coun-
ties, S. by Red River, separating it from Lafay-
ette co. and Texas, and W. by Indian territory.
Drained by North Little River and its tributaries,
Saline, Casselose, and Rolling Pork Creeks.

Sevier County, Te., c. h. at Sevierville. In the
E. part of the state. Drained by French Broad
and Little Pigeon, its tributary. Great Smoky
Mountain runs on its S. E. border.

Sevierville, Te., c. h. Sevier co. A village in
the fork of French Broad River, on the road
from Maryville to Dandridge. 25 miles S. E.
from Knoxville.

Seward, N. Y., Schoharie co. Watered by the
Cobleskill. Has a high and undulating surface,
and a generally good soil. 15 miles W. from
Schoharie, and 47 from Albany.

Sewichly, Pa., New Beaver co. A township
extend ingi from Beaver River, up the right side
of Ohio River, to the limits of Alleghany co.

Seymour, Ct., New Haven co. A new town,
lately the village of Humphreysville, in the town
of Derby, on the Naugatuck River. 20 miles N.
E. from Bridgeport, by the Naugatuck Railroad,
and 12 N. W. from New Haven. A flourishing
manufacturing town, the seat of one of the earliest
manufactures of woollens in the country.

Shaftsbury, Vt., Bennington co. Shaftsbury
lies between the Battenkill and Walloomsack
Rivers; it has no large streams. Some tributa-
ries of each of these rivers rise here, which afford
several mill privileges. West Mountain lies
partly in this town and partly in Arlington; it
has a variety of timber. The soil is of a good
quality. The minerals are iron ore, of excellent
quality, and a beautiful white marble. The set-
tlement wras commenced about the year 1763.
From Montpelier 97 miles S. W., and 8 N. from

Sliandaken, N. Y., Ulster co. Watered by the
Neversink River and Esopus Creek. The Cats-
kill Mountains cover a large part of the surface.
24 miles W. from Kingston, and 83 S. W. from

Shannon County, Mo.,c.h. at Eminence. Bound-
ed N. by Crawford co., E. by Reynolds, S. by





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Ripley and Oregon, and W. by Texas co. Drained
by Current River and branches.

Shapleigh, Me., York co. A level farming town.
103 miles S. W. from Augusta.

Sharon, Ct., Litchfield co. Sharon lies on the
W. side of Housatonic River, opposite to Corn-
wall. The eastern part of the town is elevated,
mountainous, and stony, but is suited for grazing:
the western part, which borders on the state of
New York, is a fertile tract of undulating land,
and very productive of all sorts of grain. Agri-
culture is the chief business of the inhabitants.
The village is situated principally on one street,
on the eastern side of a beautiful valley. There
is a beautiful village, called Hitchcock's Cor-
ner, partly in Sharon and partly in the state of
New York; this also is situated in a beautiful
valley, and rich in agricultural resources. 47
miles W. by N. from Hartford.

Sharon, Ms., Norfolk co. This town was ori-
ginally the second parish of the old town of
Stoughton, and was incorporated in 1765, by the
name of Stoughtonham, but the name, becoming
unpopular, was changed to the scriptural one of
Sharon. The natural scenery of this town is ex-
ceedingly beautiful and picturesque. It is the
height of land between Boston and Providence;
and several streams of water here take their rise,
which, running in opposite directions, fall into
Massachusetts and Narraganset Bays. Mashapog
Pond is a beautiful lake, more than a mile in
length, containing 500 or 600 acres, and rests
upon a bed of iron ore. Moose Hill is the most
elevated of a range of hills in the westerly part
of this town. It is easily accessible, and from its
summit there is one of the richest, most com-
manding, and beautiful views in New England.
The Boston and Providence Railroad passes near
the centre of the town. 17 miles S. W. from
Boston by railroad, and 9 S. from Dedham.

Sharon, N. H., Hillsboro' co. The streams
in Sharon are small branches of Contoocook
River, and rise near the S. E. corner of the town.
Boundary Mountain lies on the line between this
town and Temple, and has an elevation of 200
feet above the surrounding country. Sharon is
better for grazing than for grain. 18 miles W.
by S. from Amherst, and 48 S. S. W. from Con-

Sharon, N. Y., Schoharie co. Watered by Bow-
man's Creek, has a high and undulating surface,
based upon limestone, which is seen breaking
through in the form of caverns, and displaying
interesting stratifications. This town also con-
tains a celebrated mineral spring. 14 miles W.
from Schoharie, and 40 W. from Albany.

Sharon, Yt., Windsor co. White River passes
through Sharon, and affords it an abundant
water power. Sharon contains a handsome and
flourishing village. The surface is broken, but
the soil warm and productive. The settlement
was commenced about the year 1765, by emi-
grants from Connecticut. 22 miles N. from Wind-
sor, and 34 S. E. from Montpelier. The Vermont
Central Railroad passes through Sharon.

Shaste County, Ca. In the extreme N., on Kla-
math River.

Shawangunk, N. Y., Ulster co. The Wallkill
and Shawangunk Creek water this town. The
N. W. part is covered by the Shawangunk Moun-
tain, the E. level and rolling. Soil diversified.
24 miles S. W. from Kingston, and 87 S. by W.
from Albany.

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