*Muscogee, County, Georgia, situated in the west part of the state, it contains 410 sq. miles. Drained by Upotoi creek and its branches, tributaries of Chattahoochee river., which runs on its west border. Capital, Columbus. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,946, sheep 1,807, swine 19,828; wheat 13,386 bushels produced, Indian corn 251,420, oats 6,605, potatoes 7,931, cotton 1,186,990 pounds; 6 commission houses, $80,000; 106 stores, capital $473,000; 1 woolen factory, 1 cotton factory 1,600 spindles, 18 grist mills, 18 saw mills, 3 printing offices, 1 bindery, 3 weekly and 1 periodical newspapers. Capital in manufactures $182,400. 3 academies 60 students, 12 schools 304 scholars. Population whites 6,939, slaves 4,701, free colored 59; total, 11,699.
*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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