Chatham County, North Carolina, USA - 1895 - Chatham county
Chatham, a county in the central part of North Carolina, has an area of about 784 square miles. It is drained by the Deep and Haw Rivers, which unite in the S.E. part , and form the Cape Fear River. The surface is undulating, and is extensively covered with forests; the soil is productive. Indian corn, cotton, wheat, oats, pork, and butter are the staple products. Beds of coal have been opened in this county, which has also a copper-mine. It is intersected by the Raleigh & Augusta and the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroads. Capital, Pittsborough. Pop. in 1870, 19,723; in 1880, 23,453; in 1890, 25,413.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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