American History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio, in the south part of the state, on the Ohio river contains 550 square miles. The surface is hilly, and the soil various. Watered by Brush creek, along which is iron ore. Capital, West Union. There were in 1840, neat cattle 17,839, sheep 20,550, swine 17,470; wheat 136,292 bushels produced, rye 177, Indian corn 211,049, barley 214, oats 102,545, potatoes 7,806, sugar 32,510 pounds; 52 stores, capital $76,482; 2 furnaces, 6 tanneries, 6 flouring mills, 10 grist mills, 10 saw mills, 1 oil mill, 1 printing office. Capital in manufactures $21,971. 10 schools with 284 scholars. Population: 13,183.

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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