*Cherokee County, North Carolina is in the north west corner of
the state. It contains 1,000 square miles. The land on the streams is of an excellent quality,
producing Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats, common and sweet potatoes, abundantly. Back from the
streams, the land is mountainous, producing grass from 2 to 6 feet high. White, blue, and flesh
colored marble is found; also iron ore of an excellent quality. It has some valuable gold mines,
and lead and silver in small quantities.
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There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,827, sheep 2,163, swine 12,235; wheat 2,760 bushels produced,
rye 1,203, Indian corn 167,167, oats 12,787; 16 stores, capital of $39,759; value of gold
produced $1,075; 1 tannery, 9 distilleries, 16 grist mills, 4 saw mills. Capital in manufactures,
It has 2 schools with 30 scholars.
Population 1840: whites 3,205, slaves 199, free colored 23; total, 3,427.
*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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