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Floyd County, Georgia
American History & Genealogy

Floyd County, Georgia, is situated in the north west part of the state, and contains 460 square miles. It is watered by Oostanaula and Etowah rivers, which unite in this county to form the Coosa River. Cedar creek runs in the south, and Chattooga creek in the northern part. The surface is uneven; soil is fertile on the margins of the streams. Capital, Rome. There were in 1810, neat cattle 5,557, sheep 1,416, swine 16,844; wheat 27,633 bushels produced, rye 1,358, Indian corn 244,550, oats 16,124, potatoes 6,611, tobacco 3,706 pounds, cotton 142,397; 11 stores, with a capital of $36,025; 4 tanneries, 5 distilleries, 9 grist mills, 8 saw mills, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Capital in manufactures $24,313. 3 academies with 79 students, 5 schools with 107 scholars. Population: whites 3,165, slaves 1,271, free colored 5; total, 4,441 inhabitants.

Rome is a post village and capital of Floyd County, Georgia, 161 miles north west of Milledgeville, and 672 miles from Washington City. It is situated on the point formed by the junction of the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers. It contains a court house, jail, 2 churches, 1 Baptist and 1 Methodist, an academy, 3 stores, 30 dwellings, and about 30 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

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