W. by the Illinois River, separating it from Peo-
ria co. Drained by Mackinaw River.
Woodford Count if, Ky., c. h. at Versailles. Ken-
tucky River is on the W., Franklin N. W., Scott
N. E., Fayette E., and Jessamine S. E.
Woodford, Vt., Bennington co. Woodford
contains several large ponds, from which issue
branches of Walloomsack and Deerfield Rivers.
The greater part of this town is too elevated and
broken for cultivation. It is a good location for
the sportsman. The town began to be settled
immediately after the revolutionary war. 7 miles
E. from Bennington, on the road to Brattleboro'.
Woodhull, N. Y., Steuben co. Watered by
Tuscarora Creek. Has an uneven surface, and
tolerably good soil. 20 miles S. from Bath, and
225 S. W. from Albany.
Woodsfield, 0., c. h. Monroe co. On elevated
ground, 18 miles from Ohio River, and 117 E.
Woods Hole, Ms., Barnstable co. In the town
of Falmomh. See Falmouth.
Woodstock, Ct., Windham co. The surface of
the town is characteristically hilly, but not moun-
tainous or broken, and comprises very little waste
land, most or all of the eminences being capable
of cultivation. The prevailing soil is a deep
gravelly loam, which is str.ong and fertile. It is
best adapted to grazing. It may be considered
one of the richest agricultural towns in this part
of the state. The town is divided into 3 parts,
viz., the old society of Woodstock, West Wood-
stock or New Roxbury, and Muddy Brook Socie
ty or North Woodstock.
The villages of Thompson, North Killingly,
and Dudley, in Massachusetts, on corresponding
elevations, are in fair view from the village in
Old Woodstock. The village of Muddy Brook,
or North Woodstock, is about 3 miles distant, sit-
uated in a beautiful valley, through which Muddy
Brook, a fine mill stream, passes.
Woodstock, Me., Oxford co. In part mountain-
ous, but with some fertile land. 42 miles W.
Woodstock, N. H., Grafton co. The Pemige-
wasset passes through the eastern section of this
town. The three branches of this river unite in
the N. part of Woodstock. There are several
brooks and rivulets which supply this place with
a number of mill privileges. The ponds are nu-
merous. Cushman's Mountain in the S. W.,
Black in the N. W., and Blue in the W., are the
highest elevations. Among these mountains,
4 branches of the Wild Amonoosuck and Baker's
Rivers, and Moosehillock Brook, have their
sources. On the last stream is a beautiful cas-
cade. There are here two springs, which have
been termed medicinal. This town has some
fine scenery. First settlers, John Riant and
others, in 1773. 20 miles N. from Plymouth,
and 62 N. from Concord.
Woodstock, N. Y., Ulster co. Watered by the
Saghkill and other branches of Esopus Creek.
The Catskill Mountains cover most of the sur-
face ; soil clay, gravel, and loam of indifferent
quality. 12 miles N. W. from Kingston, and 57
S. W. from Albany.
Woodstock, Vt., c. h. Windsor co. Well watered
by Quechee River and its branches. The soil is
generally very fertile, with a pleasant surface of
hills and vales. Woodstock Green, so called, is a
beautiful village. The court house, planned and
built under the supervision of Ammi B. Young,
Esq., the architect of the custom house in Boston,
is one of the most chaste and classical structures
in New England. The S. village is neat and
pleasant; it is about 5 miles from the Green.
The settlement of this town was commenced by
Mr. James Sanderson, who moved his family
here about the year 1768. 46 miles S. from
Montpelier, and 11 N. W. from Windsor.
Woodstock, Va., c. h. Shenandoah co. About 1
mile from the W. bank of the N. fork of Shenan-
doah River, and 150 N. N. W. from Richmond.
Woodville, Aa., c. h. Jackson co. 163 miles N.
E. from Tuscaloosa.
Woodville, Mi., c. h. Wilkinson co. 135 miles
S. W. from Jackson. Connected with the Mis-
sissippi River by a railroad to St. Francisville.
Woodville, Ts., c. h. Tyler co.
Woolwich, Me., Lincoln co. Woolwich lies a
little above Bath, on the E. side of Kennebee
River. 32 miles S. from Augusta, and 7 W.
from Wiscasset. It was incorporated in 1759.
Woolwich has several ponds and small streams,
and its navigable privileges are valuable.
Woolwich, N. J., Gloucester co. Bounded N.
W. by the Delaware River, and drained by Pe-
paups, Little Timber, Raccoon, and Oldman's
Creeks. Surface level; soil sandy. 11 miles S.
W. from Woodbury.
Woonsocket Falls, R. I., Providence co. In the
towns of Smithfield and Cumberland, at the falls
of Blackstone River, which afford a great water
power. 15 miles N. N. W. from Providence.
See Smithfield, R. I.
Wooster, 0., c. h. Wayne co. On the forks of
Killbuck and Apple Creeks, and was named for
General Wooster, who was killed at Danbury,
Ct., in the year 1777, during the revolutionary
war. 61 miles S. W. from Cleveland, and 89 N.
E. from Columbus.
Worcester County, Md., c. h. at Snow Hill.
Delaware co. is op the N., the Atlantic Ocean E.,
eastern shore of Virginia S., and Somerset co.,
Md., W. The Pocomoke River drains the greater
part of this county.
Worcester County, Ms., c. h. at Worcester.
This county crosses the state from New Hamp-
shire on the N. to the states of Connecticut and
Rhode Island on the S. It is bounded W. by
the counties of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hamp*
den, and E. by Norfolk and Middlesex counties.
This is the largest county in the state. Its terri-
tory is larger than the state of Rhode Island, and
its population greater than that of the state of
Delaware. Its surface is rather undulating than
hilly. Wachuset Mountain is its highest eleva-
tion. The soil is generally strong, and produces
all kinds of grain, grasses, fruits, &c., common to
its climate. Its water power is abundant in
almost every town, and perhaps in no section of
New England are the interests of agriculture,
commerce, and manufactures more completely
blended, nor can there be found better resources
for their united support. Its principal rivers are
the Blackstone, Quinebaug, Nashua, Ware, Mil-
ler's, and Mill. The Blackstone Canal passes
from the centre of the county to the city of
Providence, and several important railroads
pierce the country in various directions, which
with their various branches, afford a rapid com-
munication to the capital of the state, and to
distant towns and cities at the N., the W., and