Franklin County
North Carolina

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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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