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Pickens County



Pickens, District, S. C. Situated in the n. w. part of the state, and contains 1,200 sq. ms. The surface is hilly and mountainous. Drained by Seneca r. and its branches, a tributary of Tugaloo r. Capital, Pickens C. H. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,873, sheep 7,961, swine 32,566; wheat 48,815 bushels produced, rye 3,440, Indian corn 515,215, oats 91,539, potatoes 32,238, tobacco 13.613 pounds, cotton 395,253; 16 stores, cap. $59,600; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 7 tanneries, 49 distilleries, 9 flouring m., 72 grist m., 25 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $72,800. 1 acad. 51 students, 25 sch. 579 scholars. Pop. whites, 11,548, slaves 2,715, free col'd 93; total, 14,356.
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Pickens, C. H., p-v., capital of Pickens dist., S. C., 130 n. w. by w. Columbia. It contains a court house, jail, an academy, and from 200 to 300 inhabitants.
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