Willow River, St. Croix co., Wn. A small
stream flowing into St. Croix River, just above
Lower St. Croix Lake.
Wilson's Creek, S. C., empties into the Saluda
River in Edgefield district.
Wilson's Creek, Ky. This small stream flows
S. W., forming the boundary between Bullit
and Nelson counties, and empties into the Rolling
Fork of Salt River.
Winchels Mountain, Granville, Ms. Height
Winhall River, Vt., is a small mill stream
which originates in Winhall, and after running
easterly through the corner of Jamaica, unites
with West River in the S. part of Londonderry.
Wind Lake, Wn. A small sheet of water on
the N. border of Racine co.
Windmill Point, Vt. See Alburg.
Windmill Point, Va. The S. E. extremity of
Lancaster co., extending into Chesapeake Bay,
just above the mouth of the Rappahannock River.
Winnebago Lake lies in the E. part of Wiscon-
sin, about 30 .miles W. of Lake Michigan, having
its S. half in Fond du Lac co., and the N. between
Calumet and Winnebago counties. It is about 30
miles in length from N. to S., and from 2 to 10
miles in breadth. It discharges its waters N.,
through Fox River, into Green Bay.
Wimbigoshish Lake, Ma. A large sheet of wa-
ter lying N. E. from Cass Lake, with which it is
connected by the Mississippi River.
Winnicut, or Winniconett River, N. H., a branch
of the Piscataqua, rises in a swamp between
Hampton and New Hampton, and passes N. into
the Great Bay, at Greenland.
Winnipiseogee Lake, N. H. See Fashionable
Winnipiseogee Islands. See Lake Winnipiseogee.
Winnipiseogee River, N. H., issues from the S. W.
arm of the lake of that name, to which it is the
principal outlet. It thence passes through two
bays, between Meredith and Gilmanton, entering
the Great Bay in the N. E. part of Sanbornton.
From thence it passes through two other bays,
forming the boundary between Sanbornton on the
N. W., and Gilmanton and Northfield on the S.
E., and unites with the Pemigewasset in Frank-
lin. The stream is rapid in its course, affording
much good mill power. It has a fall of 232 feet
from the lake to its junction with the other branch
of the Merrimack, this name being given to the
Winooski Falls, Vt. See Winooski River.
Winooski River, Vt. This is one of the largest
and most valuable rivers in the state. It is
about 70 miles in length, and in its course fertil-
izes large tracts of land, and produces a great hy-
draulic power. This stream rises in Caledonia
co.; it passes nearly through the centre of the
counties of Washington and Chittenden, and af-
ter passing ‘‘ Winooski City," it falls into Cham-
plain Lake five miles N. from Burlington village.
Winooski River has numerous tributaries, and is
one of the most romantic streams in the coun-
try. The channels which have been worn in the
rocks by its ceaseless current are objects of great
admiration. In its passage through the moun-
tains are found fissures through solid rocks from
30 to 100 feet in depth, with smooth, perdendicu-
lar sides, 60 or 70 feet in width. In many places
on this stream are natural bridges, curious cav-
erns, and delightful waterfalls. The road near
the banks of this stream, from Connecticut River
to Burlington, is said to be the best passage across
the mountains in that direction : it is highly pic-
turesque and delightful. The Indians in former
times, on their trading excursions between Canada
and the Connecticut River, passed up and down
this stream in their bark canoes ; and as wild on-
ions were found on its banks, they called it Wi-
nooski, which, in their beautiful and expressive lan-
guage, signifies onion.
Winyaio Bay, S. C., extends into Georgetown
district, 14 miles from the Atlantic, and is 2 miles
wide. Large vessels ascend to Georgetown, and
Great Pedee, Black, and Wacamaw Rivers flow
Winyaw Point, Georgetown district, S. C. The
S. extremity of North Island.
Wissakude or Burnt Wood River, La Pointe
co., Wn. It rises in a lake near the centre of the
co., flows N. N. W., and empties into Lake Supe-
Wisconsin River, Wn., has its sources in several
small lakes near the N. boundary of Wisconsin,
between those of the Montreal and Menomonee
Rivers. It is one of the most important tributa-
ries of the Upper Mississippi. From its rise it
flows S., about 200 miles, through the centre of
Wisconsin, till it reaches the borders of the settled
portion of the state near Fort Winnebago, where
it bends to the S. W., and continues in that gen-
eral course about 100 miles to the Mississippi, into
which it empties at Prairie du Chien. Its navi-
gation is much obstructed by shoals and bars,
except at high stages of the water. As the state
becomes settled, and its rich resources of wealth
are more fully developed, this river will doubtless
be improved as an important channel of internal
Witakantu River, Ma. It rises in Washtey
Lake, flows S. E., and empties into Minesota or
St. Peter's River.
Wiyo Pahah Wakan, or East Medicine Knoll
River, Ma. This is a pretty large stream, flowing
S. E., and emptying into the Missouri a little
above Owawichah River.
Wolf Creek, Mi. and Te., rises in the N. part
of Tippah co., Mi., flows N. W. into Te., and
uniting with the Loosahatchy River, enters the
Mississippi just above Memphis.
Wolf River, Mi., rises in Marion co., and flows
in a S. direction into the Bay of St. Louis.
Wonasquatucket River, Providence co., R. I.
This stream rises in Smithfield, runs between N.
Providence and Johnston, and forms the head of
Providence River. It affords great water power,
and numerous manufacturing establishments are
located on its banks.
Wood Creek, Oneida co., N. Y. This is a deep
and sluggish stream, rising in the town of Rome,
and emptying into the E. end of Oneida Lake.
Before the completion of the Erie Canal there
was a short portage at Rome village, between this
river and the Mohawk, over which much mer-
chandise was transported. It now constitutes a
part of the Oneida Lake Canal, which, in con-
nection with the lake and Oneida River, forms a
complete water navigation from the Erie to the
Wood Creek rises in Washington co., N. Y.,
flows N., and enters Lake Champlain at Whitehall
village. This stream affords some good mill
sites, and constitutes a part of the Champlain
Canal for a considerable portion of its length.
Wood River, R. I. See Hopkinton.