Johnston County, North Carolina
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Johnson, County, N. C. Situated near the centre of the state, and contains 660 sq. ms. Watered by Neuse r. and its branches. Moccasson r. runs on its n. e. boundary. Capital, Smithfield. There were in 1840, neat cattle 11,152, sheep 9,011, swine 32,502; wheat 9,242 bush, produced, rye 2,606, Ind. corn 337,797, oats 23,452, potatoes 63,581, cotton 401,169 pounds: 4 stores, cap. $15,000; 20 grist m., 15 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $7,775. 2 acad. 42 students, r sch. 77 scholars. Pop whites 6,996, slaves 3,476 free col'd 127; total, 10,599.*

*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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