Blount County, Alabama
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*Blount County, Alabama is in the middle of the north part of the state and contains 1,650 square miles. It is watered by the head waters of the Black Warrior River. The surface is uneven, and the soil indifferent.
Capital: Blountsville.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,045, sheep 2,040, swine 18,316; wheat 15,014 bushels produced, Indian corn 249,631, oats 20,213, potatoes 6,824, tobacco 5,633 pounds, cotton 169,949; 11 stores with a capital of 13,330; 5 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 8 grist mills, 6 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $7,235. 8 schools with 154 scholars.
Population: 1830, 4,233; 1840, whites 5,225, slaves 344, free colored 1; total, 5,570.

*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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