Conclins' New River Guide, Or, a Gazetteer of All the Towns on the Western Waters; Containing Sketches of the Cities, Towns, and Countries Bordering on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Their Principal Tributaries Together with Their

Conclins' New River Guide, Or, a Gazetteer of All the Towns on the Western Waters; Containing Sketches of the Cities, Towns, and Countries Bordering on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Their Principal Tributaries Together with Their

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...across the width of Tennessee, and a part of Kentucky, to the Ohio river. Its whole course, from its source to the Ohio, is longer than that river, from Pittsburgh to its mouth, being, by its meanders, nearly twelve hundred miles. It has been questioned, whether it does not discharge as much water at its entrance into the Ohio, as that river above its entrance. It is susceptible of boat navigation for at least one thousand miles; and steam boats, of the largest size, ascend it as high as Florence, in the state of Alabama, situated on the north bank, at the foot of Muscle-Shoals. FLORENCE, standing at the head of steam-boat navigation on the Tennessee, possesses, as might well be expected, very decided commercial advantages, and is fast rising into importance. It has a great and increasing intercourse with New Orleans. It contains about two thousand five hundred inhabitants, and has a very handsome court-house and hotel. PADUCAH, at the lower side of the mouth of the Tennessee river, is the county-seat of McCracken county, Ky. It has a fine range of stores fronting the river, four churches, and a commodious hotel. It is the depot for the vast and growing trade of the Tennessee river It was laid out in 1827, and named after the celebrated Indian chief, Paducah. Population, 3,000. BELGRADE, eight miles below, is a small village, in Illinois, containing only a few houses. FORT MASSAC, two miles below, in Illinois. This was the point of rendezvous for the troops sent to intercept the famous expedition of Burr. The fort was burnt down, a few years ago, and nothing of it is to be seen now, but some rubbish, that marks its former site. METROPOLIS, one mile below, in Illinois, is a newly laid out town, on a high bank, presenting a very eligible location....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236643377