The soil is very good, and the surface variegated
and elevated. Branches of the Charles, the Con-
cord, and the Blackstone rise in this town, and,
although their streams here are not large, they
afford the town a good water power. The min-
eral springs in this town have become celebrated.
They contain carbonic acid, and carbonate of
lime and iron. These are 3 in number, each dif-
fering in its properties from the other. They are
situated near White Hall Pond, which abounds
in fine fish of various kinds. 30 miles W. S. W.
from Boston, and 14 E. by S. from Woi'cester.
Hopkinton, N. H., Merrimac co. Contoocook
River and its branches, Warner and Blackwater,
pass through the town. On these streams are
valuable intervale and meadow land. The prin-
cipal village is 7 miles from the State House in
Concord. In the W. part of the town is a thriv-
ing village, on Contoocook River, known as Hill's
Bridge or Contoocookville, where is a valuable
water power. Eirst settlers, emigrants from
Hopkinton, Ms., in 1740. 28 miles N. from Am-
herst, and 7 W. from Concord.
Hopkinton, N. Y., St. Lawrence co. Watered
by the Racket and St. Regis Rivers. The sur-
face and soil are extremely varied, the S. part
being the most level, and having the best soil.
25 m. E. from Canton, and 234 N.W. from Albany.
Hopkinton, R. I., Washington co. Wood River,
a valuable mill stream, passes through this town.
The soil of the town is generally well adapted
for grazing and the cultivation of grain. It pro-
duces large quantities of fruit and excellent cider.
Shad and alewives are taken in Paucatuck River.
There are several ponds w'ithin the town. Con-
siderable wood and timber are sent to market
from this place.
Hopkinton City, at the S. part of the town, on
the Tommaquag branch of Charles River, is very
pleasant and flourishing.
Horicon, N. Y., Warren co. On the E. side of
the Hudson. Watered on the N. by Schroon
Lake, which lies mostly in this town. It con-
tains also Brant, and several other small lakes.
The surface is hilly and mountainous, a large
part being waste. 28 miles N. from Caldwell,
and 90 N. from Albany.
Hornby, N. Y., Steuben co. Drained by Mead's
Creek and some smaller streams. Surface hilly;
soil well adapted to grazing. 18 miles S. E.
from Bath, and 196 W. by S. from Albany.
Hornellsville, N. Y., Steuben co. Watered by
Canisteo River and some of its branches. The
surface is somewhat hilly and broken. 20 miles
W. from Bath, and 236 W. by S. from Albany.
Horry District, S. C., c. h. at Conwaysboro'.
Little Pedee forms its W. boundary, and the
Waccamaw, a branch of the Great Pedee, drains
the S. and E. portions. Surface level; soil sandy
Horsham, Pa., Montgomery co. Drained by
Pennypack and a branch of Neshaminy Creek.
Surface level; soil calcareous loam. 118 miles
E. from Harrisburg.
Hot Springs County, As., c. h. at Hot Springs.
Bounded N. by Perry co., E. by Saline, S. by
Dallas and Clark, and W. by Montgomery. Sur-
face rough and hilly. Watered by the Wachita
River and branches.
Houghton County, Mn., includes the mining
district on Keewaiwona Point, projecting into
Lake Superior. The principal settlement is at
Houlton, Me., c. h. Aroostook co. About 90
miles W. of N. from Calais, with which it is con-
nected by a good road, and 120 N. N. E. from
Bangor. It is on the boundary of New Bruns-
wick, and is a U. S. military station. The' dis-
tance to Fredericton, N. B., is 75 miles W. N. W.
The land is fertile, and the town thriving.
Houma, La., c. h. Terre Bonne parish. On the
W. side of Bayou Terre Bonne. 132 miles S.
W. from New Orleans.
Houndsjield, N. Y., Jefferson co. Bounded on
the N. by Black River, and W- by Lake Ontario.
Surface mostly level; soil clay and sandy loam.
6 miles W. from Watertown, and 160 N. W
Houston County, Ga., c. h. at Perry. Bounded
N. by Bibb co., E. by the Ockmulgee River, sep-
arating it from Twiggs co., and by Pulaski co.,
S. by Dooley, and W. by Macon and Crawford
counties. Drained by branches of the Ockmul-
Houston, Mi., c. h. Chickasaw co. On the head
branches of Octibbeha Creek. 145 miles N. E.
Houston, Mo., c. h. Texas co.
Houston County, Ts., c. h. at Crockett. E. cen-,
tral, between Trinity and Neches Rivers.
Houston, Ts., c. h. Harris co. This flourishing
place is situated on the Buffalo Bayou, which
opens into the N. W. arm of Galveston Bay, and
about 80 miles from the city of Galveston, with
which it is connected by regular steam communi-
cation. Being in the centre of an extensive cot-
ton-growing region, it has a large and increasing
business as a depot for this important article of
Howard County, la., c. h. at Kohomo.
Howard County, Mo., c. h. at Fayette. Bounded
N. by Chariton and Randolph counties, E. by
Boone co., S. and W. by the Missouri River,
separating it from Cooper and Saline counties.
Drained by Great Manitou and Bonne Femme
Rivers, and Salt Creek.
Howard, N. Y., Steuben co. Drained by sev-
eral small branches of Canisteo and Conhocton
Rivers. Surface undulating; soil clay loam, well
adapted to the growth of grass and grain. 10
miles W. from Bath village, and 228 W. by S.
Howard, Pa., Centre co. Watered by Bald
Eagle Creek and its branches, and by Marsh and
Beach Creeks. The main ridge of the Alleghany
Mountains passes through this town. Soil cal-
careous loam in the valleys. 97 miles N. W.
Howell, Mn., c. h. Livingston co. 51 miles W.
by N. from Detroit.
Howell, N. J., Monmouth co. Drained by
Shark, Mettecunk, and Manasquan Rivers. Sur-
face level; soil chiefly sandy loam and clay.
Howland, Me., Penobscot co. This is a large
township of good land, in which the Piscataquis
and Seboois Rivers form a junction. At the
mouth of the former, about 50 rods from the Pe-
nobscot, are several saw mills. The banks of the
river are low and very beautiful. Howland was
incorporated in 1826. It lies 117 miles N. E. from
Augusta, and 34 N. from Bangor.
Hubbardston, Ms., Worcester co. Formerly
a part of Rutland, named after Thomas Hub-
bard, of Boston, a principal proprietor. Hub-
bardston is pleasantly situated on the height
of ground between Connecticut River and the