Mecklenburg County Virginia
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County Description - 1843

*Mecklenburg, County, Va. Situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 640 sq. ms. Staunton and Dan rivers unite in the w. part of this co., form the Roanoke r., by which, and its tributaries, it is watered. Meherin r. forms its n. boundary. Capital, Boydton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,933, sheep 14,109, swine 31,988; wheat 77,444 bush, produced, Ind. corn 472.345, oats 224,107, Potatoes 25,107, tobacco 121,131 pounds, cotton 19,054; 30 stores, cap. 503,400; 1 furnace, 4 tanneries, 17 flouring m., 32 grist m., 19 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $45,925. 1 college, 80 students, 7 acad. 186 students, 15 sch. 334 scholars. Pop. whites 7,754. slaves. 915, free col'd 1,055; total, 20,724.

*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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