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Chesterfield County



Chesterfield, District, S. C, situated in the n. e. part of the state, and contains 750 sq. ms. It has Great Pedee r. on its n. e. border, and Lynch's cr. on its s. w. border; Black cr. flows through its centre. The soil on the streams is fertile; back of them, it is sandy and poor. It abounds with fine springs of pure water. Capital, Chesterfield C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,824, sheep 3,423, swine 18,834; wheat 5,859 bush, produced, rye 853, Ind. corn 198,100, oatsl6,033, potatoes 21,620, cotton 268,122 pounds, silk cocoons 250; 28 stores, cap. $202,100; 3 tanneries, 1 flouring m., 45 grist m., 16 saw m., 1 printing office, 1 bindery, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac $40,910. Pop. 1830, 8,472: 1840,whites 5,537, slaves 2,871, free col'd 166; total, 8,574.
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Chesterfield, p-v., capital of Chesterfield district, S. C, 105 n. n. e. Columbia, 435 W. Situated on the s. w. side of Thompson's cr., a branch of Great Pedee r. It contains a court house and several stores and dwellings.
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