Surry County, North Carolina
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*Surry County, North Carolina is situated in the north toward the west part of the state, and contains 726 square miles. The surface is mountainous and broken; soil, fertile. It is drained by Yadkin River and its branches.
Capital, Rockford.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 12,609, sheep 12,128, swine 33,168; wheat 48,804 bushels produced, rye 20,542, Indian corn 484,976, oats 115,018, potatoes 23,866, tobacco 83,070 pounds, cotton 67,228; 19 stores, capital of $63,600; 10 forges, 1 cotton factorie 400 spindles, 15 tanneries, 225 distilleries, 1 powder mill, 3 potteries, 52 grist mills, 27 saw mills. Capital in manufactures,
14 schools with 335 scholars.
Population: whites 13,093, slaves 1,778, free colored 208; total, 15,079.

*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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