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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.
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