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Colleton County



Colleton, District, S. C, situated in the s. part of the state, and contains 2,100 sq. ms. The surface is entirely level, and the soil is productive. The Combahee r. forms its s. w. boundary, and the Edisto passes through it. The Atlantic washes its s. e. border. Its principal productions are rice and cotton. Capital, Waterboro. There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,595, sheep 8,975, swine 35,443; wheat 3,763 bush, prod., Indian com 325,825, oats 29,823, potatoes 178,990, rice 5,483,533 pounds, cotton 420,910; 10 stores, cap. $9,700; 1 flouring m., 12 grist m., 13 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $30,800. 4 acad. 112 students, 21 sch. 642 scholars. Pop. 1830, 27,256; 1840, whites 5,874, slaves 19,246, free col'd 428; total, 25,478.
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