the ocean, and 73 miles S. from Trenton. It
has a considerable wood and lumber trade.
Maysville, Is., c. h. Clay co. Near the Little
Wabash River, on the margin of Twelve Mile
Prairie. 122 miles S. E. from Springfield.
Maysville. Ky.. Mason co. This city is located
on the S. bank of the Ohio River, and is enclosed
in the rear by a ridge of high hills. It has
3 streets running parallel with the river, and
others crossing them at right angles. The har-
bor for boats is good; and a large part of the
goods imported into the N. E. section of the
state are landed here. There are some manu-
factures of leather, cotton, flour, &c. 81 miles
N. E. by E. from Frankfort.
Maysville, Mo., c. h. De Kalb co.
Maysville,, N.Y., c. h. Chautauque co. At the
N. end of Chautauque Lake. 344 miles W. by
S. from Albany. A steamboat plies on the lake
between this place and Jamestown, at the other
end of the lake.
Mead County. Ky., c. h. at Brandenburg. Bound-
ed N. W. and N. E. by the Ohio River, separat-
ing it from Indiana, E. by Hardin co., and S. and
W. by Breckenridge co. Drained by Otter and
Spring Creeks, and other small branches of the
Meadville, Mi., c. h. Franklin co. On the W.
bank of Homochitto River. 80 miles S. W. from
Meadville, Pa., seat of justice of Crawford co.,
37 miles S. from Erie, and 234 N. by W. from
Harrisburg. Pleasantly situated on the E. side
of French River, from which it gradually rises
to its central part, where is a handsome public
square, containing about 5 acres. On the E. side
of the square stands the court house, which is a
fine edifice of brick and hammered stone, orna-
mented with a cupola. The place has 7 or 8
churches, an academy, a state arsenal, and a con-
siderable number of stores. It is the seat of
Alleghany College. See Colleges.
Mechanicsburg, O., Champaign co. 36 miles W.
by N. from Columbus.
Mecklenburg County, N. C., c. h. at Charlotte.
Bounded N. by Iredell co., E. and S. E. by Ca-
barrus and Union counties, and S. W. and W. by
Catawba River, separating it from South Caroli-
na and Lincoln co. Drained by branches of the
Catawba River. Surface undulating; soil fer-
tile. Rich gold ore is found here.
Mecklenburg County, Va., c. h. at Boydton.
Bounded N. by Meherin River, separating it from
Lunenburg co., E. by Brunswick co., S. by North
Carolina, and W. by Halifax and Charlotte coun-
ties. Drained by the Roanoke River and its
Medjield, Ms., Norfolk co. This was a part of
Dedham, and called Dedham village until its in-
corporation. It is a pleasant, flourishing town,
watered by Charles and Stop Rivers, containing
a good soil and diversified surface. 8 miles S.
W. from Dedham, and 17 S. S. W. from Boston.
The Norfolk County Railroad passes near this
Medford, Ms., Middlesex co. This beautiful
town is situated at the head of navigation on
Mystic River. The soil is very fertile, and in a
high state of cultivation. Winter Hill, memora-
ble as the place of encampment of General Bur-
goyne and his army, after their capture at Sara-
toga, borders the town. It is 125 feet above tide
water, and presents a view of great extent and
beauty. Medford has long been, and still is, dis-
tinguished for ship building. It is connected
with Boston by railroad, and is the locality of
many beautiful country seats, 5 miles N. W.
from Boston, and 14 E. by S. from Concord.
Medina County, O., c. h. at Medina. Bounded
on the N. by Cuyahoga and Lorain, E. by Por-
tage, S. by Wayne and Stark, and W. by Lorain
eounties. The Ohio Canal passes through the
S. E. corner of it, and the other waters are Black
and Rocky Rivers.
Medina County, Ts., c. h. at Castroville. In
the W. central part of the state. Watered by the
Medina, an upper tributary of the San Antonio.
Medway, Ms., Norfolk co. This was attached
to Medfield until its incorporation as a town in
1713. The surface is undulating, with soil of a
moderate quality. Medway is finely watered by
Charles River on the E. and S., and otherwise
by its branches. There are a number of pleas-
ant villages in Medway. Factory village is a
place of considerable business. There are man-
ufactures of cotton, woollens, boots, shoes,
scythes, bells, cabinet wares, ploughs, &c., to the
annual value of half a million dollars or more.
22 miles S. E. from Boston, with which it com-
municates by the Norfolk County Railroad.
Meigs County, O., c. h. at Pomeroy. Washed
by the Ohio River, and the interior parts by Shade
and Leading Creeks.
Meigs County, Te., c. h. at Decatur. Bounded
W. by the Tennessee River, separating it from
Rhea co. Surface hilly; soil productive.
Melendez, Ts., c. h. Benton co.
Melmore, 0., Eden township, Seneca co., is a
thriving place on the N. bank of Honey Creek. 80
miles N. from Columbus, and 8 S. E. from Tiffin.
Melonville, Fa,, e. h. Orange co.
Melrose, Ms., Middlesex co. A new town,
formed from the N. part of Malden, on the Maine
Railroad. 7 miles from Boston. A new and
handsome village, principally inhabited by per-
sons doing business in Boston.
Memphis, Te., Shelby co. On the Mississippi
River. 135 miles W. S. W. from Nashville. It
is built on the site of old Fort Pickering, upon
an elevated bluff, called the Fourth Chickasaw
Bluff, immediately below the mouth of Wolf
River, near the S. W. corner of the state. This
place is increasing rapidly, and becoming an im-
portant mart of trade. Large quantities of cot-
ton are brought from the interior to this port,
and sent off' in various directions. This place is
favorably situated to obtain timber for ship
building, and the river is deep enough to float
the largest ships, when built, down to New Or-
leans. A U. S. naval depot is located here, to
which is attached a ropewalk 1400 feet in length.
Menard County, Is., c. h. at Petersburg. It is
bounded N. by Mason co., E. by Logan, S. by
Sangamon and W. by Cass co. Watered by
Sangamon River and its branches.
Mendham, N. J., Morris co. Watered by the
head streams of the N. branch of the Raritan
River, and by branches of Whippany River.
Surface hilly and mountainous; soil clay and
calcareous loam. 56 miles N. from Trenton.
Mendon, Ms., Worcester co. Mendon is the
oldest town in the county, except Lancaster. It
was originally settled by people from Braintree
and Weymouth. Nipmug was its original name.
May 15, 1667, this plantation, which was then
I called Quinshepauge, was incorporated by the