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*Franklin, county, N. C., Situated a little n. e. of the
centre of the state, and contains 540 sq. ms. Watered by Tar r., which runs
through the middle, and Fishing cr. on its n. border. Surface, level; soil,
fertile. Capital, Louisburg. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,011, sheep
7,318, swine 25,940; wheat 14,456 bush. produced, Ind. corn 437,277, oats
577,993, potatoes 31,653, silk cocoons 300 pounds, tobacco 451,909, cotton
538,320; value of gold produced, $200,000; 17 stores, cap. $138,700; 1
lumber yard, cap. $2,000; 1 furnace, 3 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 31 grist
m., 10 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $30,575. 6 acad. 163 students, 18 sch. 225
scholars. Pop. whites 5,227, slaves 5,320, free col’d 433; total, 10,980.
*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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