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County Description - 1843

*Patrick, County, Va. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 541 sq. ms. Drained by branches of Smith's, S. Mayo, and Little Dan rivers. The Blue Ridge runs on its n. w. boundary. Capital, Taylorsville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,988, sheep 6,047, swine 24,292; wheat 28,469 bush, produced, rye 3,180, Indian corn 222,961, buckwheat 359, oats 68,940, potatoes 13,114, tobacco 618,334 pounds; 7 stores, cap. $20,800; 5 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 31 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $14,000. 5 sch. 120 scholars. Pop. whites 6,087, slaves 1,842, free col'd 103; total, 8,032.

*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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Richard "Dickey" Wood Family info

Wilderness Road Regional Museum Web Site 
The images that I scanned of Dr. Amos Wood's original notes from 1920-1930 are online. 

County Links
 Mayberry Trading Post
  Patrick County Poorhouse

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