Isle of Wight County Virginia
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County Description - 1843

*Isle of Wight County, Virginia is situated in the south east part of the state, and contains 400 sq. miles. Blackwater River bounds it on the west, and James River on the north east. Capital, Isle of Wight Court House. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,351, sheep 480, swine 22,990; wheat 4,136 bushels produced, Indian corn 291,155, oats 29,193, potatoes 77,092, cotton 30,834 pounds; 31 stores, with capital of $67,225; 1 tannery, 295 distilleries, 19 grist mills, 9 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $35,890. 1 academy with 31 students, 28 schools with 369 scholars. Population: whites 4,918, slaves 3,786, free colored 1,263; total 9,972.

*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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