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The following Table shows the Census of Wisconsin, from 1825 to 1850. .
From the above census return, it will be seen that the population of Wisconsin has increased in greater ratio than any other State in the Union. In 1825, the population o£ the Territory was only 1,444:.
An Abstract of the Census Returns of the Territory of the United States, from 1800 to 1850.
1,980,000 . 988,000 . - 851,000 .. 397,000 .. 305,000
From the foregoing table, it appears that the greatest ratio of increase of Ohio was, from 1800 to 1810, 409 per cent.; Indiana, from 1810 to 1820, 506 per cent.; Illinois, from 1810 to 1820, 350 per cent.; Michigan, from 1830 to 1840, 570 per cent.; Wisconsin, from 1840 to 1850, 890 per cent.
NAMES, LOCATION, AND ADVANTAGES OF THE CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES, POST-OFFICES AND SETTLEMENTS,
TOGETHER "WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE
LAKES, WATER COURSES, PRAIRIES, AND PUBLIC LOCALITIES IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN—FOR 1853.
Notice.—Names and descriptions prepared too late for their proper place, will be found in the Appendix.
Abbreviations.—C.H., Court House, or County Seat; L., Lake; Pr., Prairie; P. 0., Post Office; P. V., Post Village; R.t River; T., Town; V., Village.
Abbott, Town, in county of Sheboygan, being town 13 E\, in range 21 E.; located southwest from Sheboygan, the comity seat. It has 9 school districts.
Adams, P. V., in Walworth county, on section 18, town 4 1ST., range 17 E.; being in the town of Troy, 10 miles north from Elkhorn, and 60 miles southeast from Madison, in a good farming district, 8 miles southwest from the Milwaukee and Mississippi railroad depot at Eagle Prairie.
Adams, Town^ in the county of Green, being township 3K, of range 6 E.; located ten miles northwest from Monroe, the county seat. It has 5 school districts,
Adams, County, is bounded on the north by Portage, on the east by "Waushara and Marquette, on the south by Columbia and Sauk, and on the west by La Crosse and a portion of Sauk. It was established March 11, 1848, from Portage; at which time it embraced the territory south and west of the Lemonwier and "Wisconsin rivers, north of town 13, and east of range 1 E. By an act approved March 6, 1849, the territory was extended north and east, and so changed in the southeast that it embraced only about four townships of its original limits. At the session of the legislature of the winter of 1853, it was restored to its former southern bounds, and the seat of justice located at Kingsbury's Ferry, on the Wisconsin river. The county is attached to Sauk for legislative purposes. It is watered by the Wisconsin, Lemonwier, Yellow, ISTecada, and the two Roche a Gris rivers, with several other streams, the banks of some of which are covered by an excellent growth of pine timber. The first surveys of Adams county having been made so recently as 1851, but little is as yet known of its advantages and resources. The population in 1850 was 187, since which time it has been rapidly settling. Upon the Lemonwier are erected and in operation, four saw mills propelled by water, and one "by steam, and are supposed to produce from four to six million feet of pine lumber per annum. The valley of the Lemonwier, so called, constitutes that part lying on the west and south of said river, is not easily surpassed in richness and fertility of soil; the timber being principally black and burr oak; numerous small streams and rivulets flow from the high lands across the valley, which already contain a numerous population. There is one steam saw mill, and one mill propelled by water, on the Yellow river, employed in the manufacture of pine lumber, producing from two to three million feet per annum. The country lying between the Yellow river and the Wisconsin, and the Yellow river and the Lemonwier, presents a flat and monotonous appearance; the soil in general being unfit for agricultural purposes, affording, however, many facilities for stock raising and dairy farming unsurpassed in the state. The features of the country are more varied in the east than on the west side of the Wisconsin river, presenting a more broken and undulating surface, and more elevated. This part of the country is fast being settled by a hardy and enterprising class of farmers, and is destined, at no distant day, to be one of the best grain-growing portions of the State. The southeast part of the county is the most densely populated, the country being diversified and much elevated, but not very well watered. At the first election held in the county, in April 1853, the following gentlemen were elected County Officers: County Judge, E. S. Miner; Sheriff, W. J. Sayre; Clerk of Court, S. G. Holbrook; Clerk of Board Supervisors, Wm. H. Spain; Eegister, Wm. TI. Palmer; District Attorney, D. A. Bigelow; Treasurer, S. Gr. Holbrook; Surveyor, Caleb McArthur; Coroner, W. I. "Webster.
Addison, Town, in county of Washington, being town 11 INT., of range 18 E.; located 23 miles west from Ozaukee. The population in 1850 was 1,092. It has 9 school districts.
Adell, P. V.j in county of Sheboygan, being on section 17, in town 13 K, (Abbott,) range 20 E.
Ahnepee, Creek, rises in Door county, and runs southeast, entering Lake Michigan in town 25, range 25 E., in Kewaunee county.
Ajasowi, River, see Courterielle river.
Albany, P. V., in Green county, on section 28, town 3 JT., range 9 E.; 14 miles northeast from Monroe, 28 miles south from Madison. Population, 200; 26 dwellings, 8 stores, 2 hotels, 2 mills, and 9 manufactories. It has a large water power—in the midst of a good farming country, and has three regular mail routes passing through the village.
Albany, Toion, in Green county, being township 3 N\, range 9 E.; located 12 miles northeast from Monroe. The population in 1850 was 546. It has 6 school districts.