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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Raleigh (county)

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RALEIGH, a S. county of West Virginia, bounded E. by the Kanawha or New river, and watered by Coal river and other tributaries of the Kanawha; area, about 380 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,673, of whom 16 were colored. The surface is mountainous. The chief productions in 1870 were 7,509 bushels of wheat, 73,657 of Indian corn, 16,278 of oats, 6,720 of potatoes, 5,769 lbs. of tobacco, 11,338 of wool, and 41,635 of butter. There were 827 horses, 3,357 cattle, 5,462 sheep, and 4,120 swine. Capital, Raleigh Court House.