Davidson County Tennessee
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Davidson, County, Tennessee... Situated centrally, a little north of the centre of the state, and contains 640 square miles. Cumberland River passes through it from east to west, curving to the south. Drained by Harpeth River, Stone's River, White's and Poplar creeks. Surface undulating; soil, fertile. Capital, Nashville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 21,760, sheep 2,513, swine 90,336; wheat 104,436 bush, produced, rye 56,505, Indian corn 1,456,800, oats 228,924, potatoes 57,051, tobacco 334,391 pounds, cotton 194.665; 11 commercial and 8 common houses, capitol $235,000; 83 stores, capitol 81,613,700; 4 lumber yards, capitol 83,800; 1 woolen factory, 1 cotton factory, 10 tanneries, 26 distilleries, 5 flouring mills, 75 grist mills, 31 saw mills, 1 paper factory, 4 printing offices, 2 binderies, 1 daily, 5 weekly, 3 semi-weekly newspapers. Capitol in manufacturing 341,230. 1 college, 125 students, 3 academies 1,353 students, 13 schools 367 scholars. Population 1830, 28,122; 1840, whites 17,457, slaves 12,348, free colored 704; total, 90,509.  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, New York.

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