Cherokee County, Alabama
Cherokee County, Alabama, is situated in the north east part of the state, and contains
about 600 square miles. It's surface is hilly, and in some parts rough; soil, fertile, bordering the
streams. Capital, Jefferson. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,159, sheep 783, swine 83,083, wheat
22,004 bushels produced, Indian corn 318,365, oats 30,449, potatoes 11,323, tobacco 53,307 pounds,
cotton 1,383,633; 17 stores, capital $71,700; 8 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 15 grist mills, 10 saw
mills. Capital in manufactures, $11,800. 2 schools with 52 scholars. Population: whites 7,652, slaves
1,112, free colored 9; total, 8,773.
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
Centre is the present day County Seat.
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