The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Powhatan (county)

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POWHATAN, an E. county of Virginia, bordered N. by the James river and S. by the Appomattox; area, about 300 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 7,667, of whom 5,115 were colored. It has a level surface and a naturally fertile soil. The Richmond, Danville, and Piedmont railroad passes the S. E. border. The chief productions in 1870 were 70,804 bushels of wheat, 74,896 of Indian corn, 72,046 of oats, 541,430 lbs. of tobacco, and 5,541 of wool. There were 628 horses, 447 mules and asses, 982 milch cows, 1,405 other cattle, 2,070 sheep, and 3,554 swine. Capital, Powhatan Court House.