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Abbeville County
South Carolina

Abbeville District, South Carolina, situated in the west part of the state. It lies between the Savannah and Saluda rivers, drained principally by branches of the Savannah river; the surface is agreeably diversified, well watered and fertile. Capital, Abbeville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 28,642, sheep 12,973, swine 54,939; wheat 93,104 bushels, produced, rye 2,445, Indian corn 1,135,834, oats 104,606, potatoes 38,699, silk cocoons 266 pounds, tobacco 1,200, cotton 8,526,482; 12 foreign commission houses, capital $68,000; 16 stores, capital $178,139; 14 distilleries, 7 tanneries, 10 flouring mills, 42 grist mills, 24 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $84,555. 11 academies with 412 students, 50 schools with 1,115 scholars. Population: 1830, 28,149; 1840, whites 13,880, slaves 15,148, free colored 323; total, 29,351.

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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Abbeville County Neighbors

Anderson County   /   Greenville County   /   Greenwood County   /   Laurens County   /   McCormick County   /  
Elbert County, Georgia

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