Ancestry.com. The American Gazetteer, Abridged [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.Original data: Morse, Jedidiah. The American Gazetteer, Abridged. Boston, MA, USA: Thomas and Andrews, 1798.
The American Gazetteer was a landmark 18th Century geographical index produced in the United States. This abridgement of that seminal work contains thousands of entries for locations throughout North and South America. For researchers unfamiliar with some geographic locales or seeking information on areas in which ancestors lived, this can be a valuable database.
Jedidiah Morse, the author, was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and author of American Universal Geography. This database illuminates his unique ability to disseminate information which is pertinent and useful.