Marshall town

Marshall town, capital of Marshall county, Iowa, near the Iowa River, 50 miles NE. of Des Moines. Pop. 11,550.

Marshfield

Marshfield, a Gloucestershire town, on the Cotswolds, 11 1/2 miles E. of Bristol. Pop. 1250.

Marshfield

Marshfield, in Wisconsin, is 185 miles NW. of Milwaukee. Pop. 5500.

Marsivan

Marsivan', a town of Asia Minor, 23 miles NW. of Amasia. Pop. 15,000.

Marske-by-the-Sea

Marske-by-the-Sea, a Yorkshire watering-place, 3 miles SE. of Redcar. Near it are ironstone mines. Pop. of parish, 3090.

Mars-la-Tour

Mars-la-Tour. See Vionville.

Marston Moor

Marston Moor, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 7 miles W. of York, the scene of a great parliamentary victory, 2d July 1644.

Martaban

Martaban', a town in Burma, on the right bank of the Salween, opposite to Maulmain. The capital of Pegu down to 1324, it was taken by the Siamese 250 years later, and by the British in 1824 and in 1852. Pop. 1781. The Bay of Martaban receives the Irawadi and Salween.

Marthas Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard, an island on the south coast of Massachusetts, 21 miles long by 6 broad. It is a summer health-resort.

Martigny

Martigny (Marteen'yee), or Martinach (anc. Octodurus), three united hamlets in the Swiss canton of Valais, on the Simplon railway, 24 miles SE. of the Lake of Geneva. Pop. 4417.

Martigues

Martigues (Marteeg'), the 'Provencal Venice,' a town in the French dep. of Bouches-du-Rhone, is situated on several islands, united by bridges, at the entrance to the Etang de Berre, 20 miles NW. of Marseilles. Pop. 6340.

Martina

Martina (Martee'na), a town of S. Italy, between Taranto and Monopoli. Pop. 24,454.

Martinsburg

Martinsburg, capital of Berkeley county, West Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, 114 miles by rail W. of Baltimore. It has a large distillery, mills, railway shops, etc. Fop. 7726.

Martins Ferry

Martin's Ferry, a town of Ohio, on the Ohio River, 89 miles by rail SW. of Pittsburgh, has ironworks, glass-works, etc. Pop. 8250.

Martos

Martos, a town of Spain, 16 miles SW. of Jaen, on a castle-crowned hill. Pop. 16,627.

Marugama

Marugama, a seaport on the NW. coast of the island of Shikokn, Japan. Pop. 25,000.

Marwar

Marwar. See Jodhpur.

Maryborough

Maryborough, the capital of Queen's County, 51 miles SW. of Dublin. Pop. 2900.

Maryborough

Maryborough, (1) a port of Queensland, on the Mary River, 25 miles from its mouth and 180 N. of Brisbane. Gold from Gympie (61 miles by rail), copper, sugar, and timber are the chief exports. Pop. 10,360. - (2) An important gold-mining town of Victoria, 90 miles NW. of Melbourne. Pop. 5700.

Maryhill

Maryhill, a north-west suburb of Glasgow.

Marylebone

Marylebone, a NW. parliamentary borough of London, returning two members. Pop. 132,295.

Maryport

Maryport, a seaport of Cumberland, at the mouth of the Ellen, 28 miles SW. of Carlisle by railway (1837). The town gets its name from the fact that Mary, Queen of Scots, landed here in her flight from Scotland, though it was called Ellenfoot down to 1750, when its harbour was constructed. A new dock was opened in 1884; and there are shipbuilding-yards, iron-foundries and iron-furnaces, sawmills, flour-mills, tanneries, breweries, etc. Pop. (1851) 5698 ; (1901) 11,897. '