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County Description - 1843

*Sussex County, Virginia is situated in the south east part of the state, and contains 465 square miles. It is drained by Nottoway River and its branches. Capital, Sussex Court House. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,831, sheep 8,030, swine 23,957; wheat 18,777 bushels produced, Indian corn 404,793, oats 103,916, tobacco 175,672 pounds, cotton 477,043; 18 stores with a capital of $36,250; 1 tannery, 21 grist mills. Capital in manufactures, $6,300.
7 academies with 165 students, 10 schools with 198 scholars.
Population: whites 3,584, slaves 6,384, free colored 811; total, 11,229.

*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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