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County Description - 1843

*Surry, County, Va. Situated toward the s e. part of the state, and contains 324 square ms. James r. runs on its n. e. border, and Blackwater r. on its s. w., by small branches of which it is drained. Capital, Surry C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,136, sheep 3,676, swine 12,595 , wheat 9,317 bush, produced, Indian corn 185,040, oats 35,900, potatoes 33,659, tobacco 4,692 pounds, cotton 63,954; 12 stores, cap. $47,300; 1 cotton fee. 240 sp., 166 distilleries, 1 flouring m., 21 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $6,850. 8 sch. 186 scholars. Pop. whites 2,557, slaves 2,853, free col'd 1,070; total, 6,480.

*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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