Surry County, Virginia
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**Surry County, Virginia is situated toward the south east part of the state, and contains 324 square miles. James River runs on its north east border, and Blackwater River on its south west, by small branches of which it is drained.
Capital, Surry Court House.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,136, sheep 3,676, swine 12,595, wheat 9,317 bushels produced, Indian corn 185,040, oats 35,900, potatoes 33,659, tobacco 4,692 pounds, cotton 63,954; 12 stores with a capital of $47,300; 1 cotton factorie with 240 spindles, 166 distilleries, 1 flouring mill, 21 grist mills. Capital in manufactures, $6,850.
The county has 8 schools containing 186 scholars.
Population: whites 2,557, slaves 2,853, free colored 1,070; total, 6,480.


**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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Surry County Neighbors

Charles City County   /   Isle of Wight County   /   James City County
Prince George County   /   Southampton County   /   Sussex County



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