Wayne County, Tennessee
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**Wayne County, Tennessee is situated in the south toward the west part of the state, and contains 504 square miles. It is drained by Buffalo River, Shoal Creek, and their branches, and other branches of Tennessee River. The surface is hilly; soil, fertile.
Capital, Waynesboro'.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,490, sheep 5,004, swine 34,351; wheat 27,406 bushels produced, rye 1,722, Indian corn 426,360, buckwheat 1,722, oats 32,718, potatoes 6,982, tobacco 17,518 pounds, cotton 39,382, sugar 6,754; 9 stores with a capital of $43,800; 1 furnace, 1 forge, 1 tannery, 19 distilleries, 17 grist mills, 2 saw mills, 1 pottery. Capital in manufactures, $10,575.
The county has 1 school with 29 scholars.
Population: whites 7,151, slaves 529, free colored 25; total, 7,705.


**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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Wayne County Neighbors

Decatur County   /   Hardin County   /   Lawrence County
Lewis County   /   Perry County   /   Lauderdale County, Alabama



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