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Middlesex County, Virginia, USA - 1854 - Middlesex county


Middlesex, a county in the E. part of Virginia, bordering on Chesapeake bay, at the mouth of Rappahannock river. The latter forms the entire boundary on the N. E., and Piankatank river on the S. W. The length is 39 miles ; mean breadth, about 5 miles ; area, about 150 square miles. The soil is sandy, and a portion of the land is fertile. Indian corn is the staple product. In 1850, there were raised 134,258 bushels of corn, and 30,762 of wheat. There were 8 grist mills and 5 saw mills. It contained 9 churches, 152 pupils attending public schools, and 74 attending other schools. Formed in 1676. Capital, Urbana. Population, 4394, of whom 2052 were free, and 2342, slaves.

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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