Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
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**Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is situated toward the south west part of the state, and contains 900 square miles. Catawba River runs on its west border, by branches of which it is watered. It's surface is undulating; soil, very productive. It contains several rich gold mines.
Capital, Charlotte.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,541, sheep 19,519, swine 33,065; wheat 78,315 bushels produced, rye 2,005, Indian corn 586,928, oats 61,407, Potatoes 14,442, cotton 1,595,327 pounds; 32 stores with a capital of $179,788; 2 smelting houses for gold, 9 tanneries, 15 distilleries, 11 flouring mills, 23 grist mills, 32 saw mills, 1 printing office, 1 bindery, 1 weekly newspaper. Capital in manufactures $16,600.
The county has 1 college with 31 students, 5 academies with 181 students, and 25 schools with 475 scholars.
Population: whites 11,850, slaves 6,322, free colored 101; total, 18,273.

**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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