Haywood County, North Carolina
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*Haywood County, North Carolina is situated in the south west part of the state, and contains 1,890 square miles. The Blue Ridge lies on the south side. The Smoky Mountains are on its north west border. It is drained by the head branches of the Tennessee River, the chief of which are Cowee and Tuckaseegee creeks. The surface is elevated, being in its lower parts 1,503 ft. above the level of the ocean.
Capital, Waynesville.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,478, sheep 5,293, swine 9,135; wheat 19,559 bushels produced, rye 7,735, Indian corn 183,554, buckwheat 2,044, oats 36,263, potatoes 15,916, tobacco 10,628 pounds; 7 stores with a capital of $52,000; 5 tanneries, 17 distilleries, 3 flouring mills, 9 grist mills, 6 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $11,308.
It has 1 school with 64 scholars.
Population: whites 4,650, slaves 304, free colored 21; total, 4,975.

*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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