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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