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York, District, S. C. Situated in the n. part of the state, and contains 800 sq. ms. Watered by Catawba r., which bounds it on the s. e., and Broad r., which bounds it on the w. Drained by branches of these rivers, the chief of which are Turkey. Bullocks, King's, and Buffalo creeks. The surface consists of plains, inclining to Catawba and Broad rivers. Capital, Yorkville. There were in 1840, neat cattle 13,695, sheep 7,949, swine 24,021; wheat 64,021 bushels produced, rye 44,738, Ind. corn 478.833, oats 44,148, potatoes 12,175, rice 5,200 lbs., tobacco 3,942, cotton 866,594; 14 stores, cap. $96,500; 3 tanneries, 24 distilleries, 1 pottery, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper, 6 flouring m., 21 grist m., 15 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $37,428. 1 acad. 33 students, 29 sch. 679 scholars. Pop. 18,383.
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Yorkville, p-v., capital of York dist., S. C., 79 n. by w. Columbia, 480 W. Situated on a branch of Broad r., and contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, an academy, and about 700 inhabitants.
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