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Charles City County



Charles City, County, Va. Situated centrally in the s. e. part of the state, and has Chickahominy r. on the n., and James r. on the s. It contains 208 sq. ms. The surface is rolling. Grain, flour, and tobacco are its principal productions. Capital, Charles City C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 2,496, sheep 2,270, swine 6,029; wheat 36,020 bush, produced, Ind. corn 117,846, oats 45,275, potatoes 3,520, cotton 2,010 pounds; 15 stores, cap. $15,900; 1 tannery, 6 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $11,300. 3 acad. 53 students, 4 sch. 87 scholars. Pop. 1830, 5,500; 1840, whites 1,171, slaves 2,433, free col'd 670; total, 4,774.
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Charles City, C. H, p-v., capital of Charles City co., Va., 45 s. e. by e. Richmond, 162 W. Situated near the centre of the co., n. of James r. It contains a court house, clerk's office, tavern, and a single private dwelling.
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