Shenandoah County Virginia
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County Description - 1843

*Shenandoah, County, Va. Situated toward the N. part of the state, and contains 475 square m. The surface is generally uneven and mountainous, and the soil fertile. Watered by the n. fork of Shenandoah River. Capital, Woodstock. There were in 1810, neat cattle 10,582, sheep 12,315, swine 16,424; wheat 164,275 bush, produced, rye 32,357, Ind. corn 298,649, buckwheat 3,109, oats 105,090, potatoes 34,980; 31 stores, cap. $186,287; 3 furnaces, 3 forges, 2 fulling m., 4 woolen fac, 12 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 5 potteries, 23 flouring m., 9 grist m., 20 saw m., 1 oil m., 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Cap. in manufac. $178,175. 2 acad. 108 students, 8 sch. 247 scholars. Pop. whites 10,320, slaves 1,033, free col'd 265; total, 11,618.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843.
 
 

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