Tennessee AHGP Information
Wayne County

Wayne, County, Tennessee Situated in the s. toward the w. part of the state, and contains 504 sq. ms. Drained by Buffalo r., Shoal cr., and their branches, and other branches of Tennessee r. The surface is hilly; soil, fertile. Capital, Waynesboro'. There were in 1840, neat cattle S,490, sheep 5,004, swine 34,351; wheat 27,406 bush, produced, rye 1,722, Ind. corn 426,360, buckwheat 1,722, oats 32,718, potatoes 6,982, tobacco 17,518 pounds, cotton 39,382, sugar 6,754; 9 stores, cap. $43,800; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 1 tannery, 19 distilleries, 17 grist m., 2 saw m., 1 pottery. Cap. in manufac. $10,575. 1 sch. 29 scholars. Pop. whites 7,151, slaves 529, free col'd 25; total, 7,705.

Waynesboro, p-v., Capital of Wayne County, Tennessee, 99 s. w. Nashville, 776 W. Situated on the w. side of Green r., a branch of Buffalo r., and contains a court house, jail, and about 75 inhabitants.

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