Bertie, county, N. C, in the n. e.
part of the state, contains 1,000 sq. miles. It is bounded s. by Roanoke r.
The surface is level, and in some parts marshy, The chief productions are
cotton and tobacco. Capital, Windsor. There were in 1840, neat cattle
9,484, sheep 7,222, swine 39,218; wheat 2,839 bush. produced, Ind. corn 545,282,
oats 6,504, potatoes 66,444, cotton 2,121,449, tar, pitch, &c., 22,439
barrels; 17 stores, cap. $101,000; 30 tanneries, 82 distilleries, 24 grist m.,
10 saw m. Cap, in manufac. $84,957. 14 sch. 224 scholars. Pop. 1830,
12,276; 1840, whites 5,144, slaves 6,728, free col’d 303; total, 12,175.*
*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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