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* North Carolina, one of the southern United States, is bounded n. by Virginia; e. by the Atlantic; s. by South Carolina; and w. by Tennessee. It is between 33 50' and 36 30' n. lat., and between 75 45' and 84 w. lon.; and between 6 20' w. and 1 33' e. from W. It is 430 miles long, and 180 broad, containing 48,000 square miles, or 30,720,000 acres.

The population in 1790, was 393,754; in 1800, 478,103; in 1810, 555,500; in 1820, 638,829; in 1830, 738,470; in 1840, 753,419, of which 245,817 were slaves. Of the free population, 240,047 were white males; 244,823 do. females; 11,226 were colored males; 11,505 do. females. Employed in agriculture, there were 217,095; in commerce, 1,734; in manufactures and trades, 14,322; navigating the ocean, 327; do. canals, rivers, &c., 379; learned professions, 1,086.

This state is divided into 68 counties, which, with their population in 1840, and their capitals, are as follows:   read more ...

*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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