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granted, in 1696, to volunteers in the Narragan-
set war. The surface is in some parts hilly ; but
the prevailing character of the surface and soil
is a sandy and gravelly loam. The town is
watered by Wood River, a branch of the Pawca-
tuck. 14 miles E. from Norwich.

Wabash County, Is., c. h. at Mount Carmel. In
the S. E. part of the state, on the waters of Wa-
bash River.

Wabash County, la., c. h. at Wabash. In the
N. part of the state, on both sides of the Wabash

Waculla County, Ea. Cefttral part of the state,
on Appalachee Bay.

Wadesboro', N. C., c. h. Anson co. On a branch
of the Great Pedee River, called Brown Creek. 70
miles W. from Fayetteville, and 143 S. E. from
Raleigh. '

Wadesboro\ Ky., c. h. Callaway co. 255 miles
S. W. from Frankfort.

Waitsjield, Yt., Washington co. The soil of
this town is diversified, but generally a mellow
loam, deep, and of excellent quality, producing
grass and grain in the greatest abundance. Mad
River passes through the town, and receives here
Mill and Shepherd's Brook from the W., and
Fay's and Pine Brook from the E., all of which
are sufficient for mills. The intervales and high
lands are of an excellent quality. A range of
high lands runs through the eastern part of the
town, the chief summit of which is called Bald
Mountain. The first settlers were General Wait
and family, who moved into this town in 1789.
From Montpelier 20 miles S. W.

Wake County, N. C., c. h. at Raleigh. This coun-
ty is bounded N. by Granville, N. E. by Franklin,
S. E. by Johnson, W. by Chatham and Orange,
and S. W. by Cumberland and Chatham. From
N. to S. through the county winds Neuse River,
and it is drained by the various branches of that
â– stream.

Wakefield, N. H., Carroll co. Province Pond
lies between Wakefield and Effingham, and is 480
rods long and 400 wide. Pine River Pond is the
source of the river of that name, flowing N. W.
into Ossipee Lake. The principal branch of the
Piscataqua has its rise in Piscataqua Lake, for-
merly called East Pond, between Wakefield and
Newfield, Me. Lovewell's Pond, in the S. part of
this town, is about 700 rods long and 275 wide. It
derived its name from Captain John Lovewell, of
Dunstable, who. on the 20th of February, 1725,
surprised and destroyed a party of Indians en-
camped on the side of the pond. Wakefield is a
pleasant town ; possesses an excellent water pow-
er ; has a good soil and some excellent farms. 50
miles N. E. from Concord, and about 10 S. E.
from Ossipee. A railroad from Great Falls to
Conway is to pass through this town.

Wakesha County, Wn. In the S. E. angle of
the state.

Walden, Vt., Caledonia co. This is an elevated
town, between the head waters of Winooski and
Lamoille Rivers. Cole's Pond, lying in the town,
produces a small stream called Joe's Brook. The
surface is generally rough, but the soil in some
parts of the town produces good crops. Nathaniel
Perkins, Esq., movei nis family into this town-
ship in January, 1789, and his was for three
years the only family in Walden. 10 miles
N. W. from Danville, and 25 N. E. from Mont-

Waldo County, Me., c. h. at Belfast. Southern
central. Bounded E. by Penobscot River and
Bay. Undulating and fertile, with good facilities
for both navigation and agriculture.

Waldo, Me., Waldo co. Its surface is pleasant,
and its soil fertile: it abounds with mill sites. 44
miles E. N. E. from Augusta, and 7 W. N. W.
from Belfast.

Waldoboro\ Me., Lincoln co. A port of entry,
on both sides of Muscongus River. The tonnage
of the district, which includes several neighboring
towns, exceeds 100,000 tons. The soil is good,
and there is a large water power in the vicinity,
37 miles S. E. from Augusta.

Wales, Me., Lincoln co. There is a beautiful
pond lying partly in Wales and partly in Lisbon ;
its outiet meets the Androscoggin a few miles
above Topsham. Wales is an agricultural town
of good soil and even surface. 20 miles S. W.
from Augusta, and 26 N. W. from Wiscasset.
Incorporated 1816.

Wales, Ms., Hampden co., was formerly a part
of Brimfield, and called South Brimfield. This
is a mountainous township, but there is much
good land in the valleys, and most of the high
lands afford excellent grazing. Near the village
in the centre of the town is a beautiful pond, the
outlet of which is the rise of the Wales Branch
of Quinebaug River. This stream affords the
town a good water power. From the top of
Hitchcock's Hill, in the N. W. corner of the
town, 1190 feet above the sea, is a splendid
prospect. Wales was named for James Wales,
Esq., one of the principal men in the town,
at its incorporation, in 1828.    9    miles    S. E. from

the depot of the Western Railroad at Palmer,
from which to Boston is 83 miles.

Wales, N. Y., Erie co. Watered by Seneca
Creek. Has an undulating surface, and good
soil. 18 miles S. E. from Buffalo, and 268 W.
from Albany.

Walker County, Aa., c. h. at Jasper. Has Frank-
lin, Lawrence, and Morgan on the N., Blount E.,
Jefferson and Tuscaloosa S., and Marion and
Fayette W. The higher branches of Tuscaloosa
River drain the county.

Walker County, Ga., c. h. at La Fayette. In
the N. W. corner of the state. Includes the
height of land between the waters of the Ten-
nessee and those of the Coosa. Rough and hilly,
with fertile valleys.

Walker, Pa., Huntingdon co. The Raystown
branch of the Juniata River bounds this town
on the E. and S. Its surface is hilly; soil good
calcareous loam in the valleys.

Walker County, Ts., c. h. at Huntsville. East-
ern central. On the W. side of Trinity.

Wallingford, Ct., New Haven co. Its length
from E. to W. is nearly 7 miles, and its breadth
about 6. The prevailing surface is pleasantly
diversified with moderate hills and dales; the
eastern extremity of the township is mountain-
ous. The soil is generally excellent, excepting
a tract called Wallingford Plain, consisting of
coarse sand, situated on the eastern bank of the
Quinnipiac. The town is watered by the Quin-
nipiac, a valuable mill stream, which passes
through the extent of the town. Yaleville is a
little manufacturing village in the northern sec-
tion of the town. The principal village of Wal-
lingford is beautifully situated on a fine elevation
upwards of a mile E. of the river, on two parallel
streets extending along the ridge of the hilL
Wallingford originally belonged to New Ha-

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