Bertie County, North Carolina
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Bertie county, N. C., in the north east part of the state, contains 1,000 square miles. It is bounded south by Roanoke river. The surface is level, and in some parts marshy. The chief productions are cotton and tobacco. Capital, Windsor. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,484, sheep 7,222, swine 39,218; wheat 2,839 bushels produced, Indian corn 545,282, oats 6,504, potatoes 66,444, cotton 2,121,449, tar, pitch, &c., 22,439 barrels; 17 stores, capital $101,000; 30 tanneries, 82 distilleries, 24 grist mills, 10 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $84,957. 14 schools 224 scholars. Population: 1830, 12,276; 1840, whites 5,144, slaves 6,728, free colored 303; total, 12,175.*

*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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