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Madison County 1843

Madison County, Missississippi, is situated a little south west of the center of the state, and contains 548 square miles. Big Black River runs on its north west border, and Pearl River on its south east border. Capital, Canton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 21,045, sheep 4,906, swine 46,028; wheat 1,198 bushels produced, Indian corn 877,893, oats 79,895, potatoes 152,981, cotton 14,842,153 pounds; 19 stores, capital $79,600; 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Capital in manufactures $7,700. 1 college, 100 students, 2 academies 170 students, 2 schools 125 scholars. Population: whites 3,986, slaves 11,533, free colored 11; total, 15,530.

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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