HARPER'S STATISTICAL GAZETTEER OF THE WORLD

by J. Calvin Smith
Pub. 1855


Covington County, Miss.

Situated in the S. part of the state. Area, 570 sq.ms. Drained by branches of Leaf r., a tributary of the Pascagoula r. The soil for the most part is moderately fertile, & covered with light and open pinewoods. There are some portions of fertile land bordering the streams. Capital, Williamsburg. There were in 1850, live stock valued at $145,968; Ind. corn, 108, 920 bush. produced; sweet potatoes, 51, 849; rice, 41,235 pounds; cotton, 1,164 bales; - w emp'd in manufac., $5,900; value of manufactured articles, $11,127; - 2 churches; 1 academy, 45 pupils; 4 schools, 81 scholars. Pop. 1840, 2,717; 1850, 3,328.




Source: Making of America



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