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*North Carolina, one of the southern United States, is bounded north by Virginia; east by the Atlantic; south by South Carolina; and west by Tennessee. It is between 33° 50' and 36° 30' north latitude, and between 75° 45' and 84° west longitude; and between 6° 20' west and 1° 33' east from West. 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 white females; 11,226 were colored males; 11,505 colored females. Employed in agriculture, there were 217,095; in commerce, 1,734; in manufactures and trades, 14,322; navigating the ocean, 327; the 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:   continued ...

*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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