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County Description - 1843

*Isle of Wight, County, Va. Situated in the s. e. part of the state, and contains 400 sq. miles. Blackwater r. bounds it on the w., and James r. on the n. e. Capital, Isle of Wight C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,351, sheep 480, swine 22,990; wheat 4,136 bush, produced, Indian corn 291,155, oats 29,193, potatoes 77,092, cotton 30,834 pounds; 31 stores, cap. $67,225; 1 tannery, 295 distilleries, 19 grist m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $35,890. 1 acad. 31 students, 28 sch. 369 scholars. Pop. whites 4,918, slaves 3,786, free col'd 1,263; total 9,972.

*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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