Conecuh County, Alabama
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Conecuh County, Alabama, is situated in the south part of the state, and contains 1,531 square miles. It is watered by Conecuh River and its branches. The soil is moderately good, and the chief production, cotton. Capital, Sparta. There were in 1840, neat cattle 22,269, sheep 2,737, swine 27,271; wheat 1,847 bushels produced, Indian corn 237,025, oats 6,132, potatoes 30,050, rice 2,845 pounds, cotton 700,019; 9 stores, capital $23,000; 20 grist mills, 19 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $35,550. 2 academies with 146 students, 9 schools with 151 scholars. Population: 1830, 7,444; 1840, whites 4,376, slaves 3,817, free colored 4; total, 8,197.

Sparta is a post village, capital of Conecuh County, Alabama, 164 miles south by east of Tuscaloosa, 925 from Washington City. It is situated on Murder Creek, a branch of Conecuh River. It contains a court house, jail, a U. S. land office, several stores, and about 100 inhabitants.

Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

Evergreen is the present day County Seat.

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