Mecklenburg County, Virginia
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**Mecklenburg County, Virginia is situated in the south part of the state, and contains 640 square miles. Staunton and Dan rivers unite in the west part of this county, form the Roanoke River, by which, and its tributaries, it is watered. Meherin River forms its north boundary.
Capital, Boydton.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,933, sheep 14,109, swine 31,988; wheat 77,444 bushels produced, Indian corn 472,345, oats 224,107, potatoes 25,107, tobacco 121,131 pounds, cotton 19,054; 30 stores with a capital of $503,400; 1 furnace, 4 tanneries, 17 flouring mills, 32 grist mills, 19 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $45,925.
The county has 1 college with 80 students, 7 academies with 186 students, and 15 schools with 334 scholars. Population: whites 7,754, slaves 915, free colored 1,055; total, 20,724.


**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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Mecklenburg County Neighbors

Brunswick County   /   Charlotte County   /   Halifax County   /   Lunenburg County
Granville County, North Carolina   /   Vance County, North Carolina   /   Warren County, North Carolina



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