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Winston County 1843

Winston County, Missississippi, is situated a little north east of the centre of the state, and contains 720 square miles. Drained by branches of Pearl and Tombigbee rivers. Capital, Louisville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,729, sheep 1,224, swine 12,898; wheat 8,843 bushels produced, Indian corn 209,165, oats 8,495, potatoes 22,971, rice 4,005 pounds, tobacco 2,475, cotton 1,108,607; 3 stores, cap. $25,000; 2 tanneries, 9 grist mills, 5 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $25,800. 1 academy 18 students, 1 school 29 scholars. Population: whites 3,061, slaves 1,589; total, 4,650.

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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