Halifax County, North Carolina
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Halifax County, North Carolina, is situated toward the north east part of the state, and contains 720 square miles. Roanoke River runs on its north east border, and Fishing Creek on its south border, by branches of which it is watered. Vessels of 45 tons ascend the Roanoke to the capital of the county. The soil is fertile. Capital, Halifax. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,392, sheep 8,270, swine 38,651; wheat 11,230 bushel produced, Indian corn 669,325, oats 72,032, potatoes 49,162, tobacco 147,246 pounds, cotton 2,905,573; 4 commission houses, capital $5,100; 29 stores, capital $132,330; 34 grist mills, 7 saw mills, 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Capital in manufactures $19,875. 9 academies 153 students, 10 schools 118 scholars. Population: whites 5,623, slaves 9,405, free colored 1,837; total, 16,865. *

*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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