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Horry County



Horry, dist., S. C. Situated in the extreme E. part of the state, and contains 1,000 sq. ms. The surface is level; soil, sandy and marshy. Little Pedee r. runs on its w. border. Watered by Waccamaw r., a branch of the Great Pedee r. It produces cotton and rice. Capital, Conwaysboro. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,182, sheep 4,857, swine 22,196; wheat 1,720 bush, produced, Ind. corn 81,641, potatoes 50,676, rice 79,769 pounds, tobacco 4,613, cotton 10,780; 6 stores, cap. $36,963; 6 distilleries, 51 grist m., 12 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $46,815. 6 sch. 101 scholars. Pop. whites 4,154, slaves 1,574, free col'd 27; total, 5,755.
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Conwayborough p-v., capital of Horry dist., S. C, 196 e. by s. Columbia, 46 1 W. Situated on the w. bank of Waccamaw r., which is navigable to this place for steamboats. It contains a court house, and several stores and dwellings.
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