Hand-Book of Alabama; A Complete Index to the State, with Map

Hand-Book of Alabama; A Complete Index to the State, with Map

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...100 are brown loam, and 240 long leaf pine uplands; rolling and open pine woods, 260 square miles. The position of this county, in the angle of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, is favorable to the production of a diversified topography. Population, white, 9,629; colored, 12,995; total, 22,624. County seat, Grove Hill; population, 225. Other towns, Thomasville, Suggsville, Coft'eeville, Gosport, Jackson, Bashi, Choctaw Corner.and Gainestown. Acres in county, improved, 46,432; unimproved, 692,421.; total, 738,853. Assessed value of property in 1891, real, 81,222,401.00; personal, 8956,516.00; total, . 52,178,917.00. County debt, 1892, none. Total rate of tax, for.all purposes, on property, 10 mills. Railroads, miles of main track, Mobile & Birmingham, 43.08. Telegraph, miles of poles, 43.08. County drained by the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, which afford it, also, excellent water communication-with Mobile and other points. County watered, also, by a number of large creeks. Newspapers, 3.t Products, lumber, timber, cotton, corn, sweet potatoes, pork, live stock. Orchard fruits, such as apples, peaches and pears do well, and wild grapes, muscadines and blackberries are plentiful. The min.eral well, at Jackson, is noted for its curative properties, and there are a number of salt springs and wells in the county, from which salt was manufactured during the civil war, while the southern ports were blockaded. The county enjoys excellent school and church facilities, and the health and climate are good. Agricultural products in 1889, (census of 1890), --cotton, acres, 42,337; bales, 16,376; value, 8740,675.00; corn, acres, 32,908; bushels, 441,531; oats, acres, 4,169; bushels, 33,658. Lands, 81.00 to 85.00 an acre. Unappropriated government lands in...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580796
  • 9781236580795