*Jackson County, Ohio, is situated in the south part of the state, and contains 400 square miles. The surface is uneven; soil, fertile. Millstone grit is extensively found and manufactured in the north and central parts. Stone coal is abundant. Iron ore is found in the west part. Watered by Little Racoon and Little Scioto rivers, and Salt creek, and Symmes creek. Capital, Jackson. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,815, sheep 12,082, swine 13,300; wheat 56,749 bushels produced, Indian corn 141,187, oats 70,983, potatoes 15,006; 19 stores, capital $15,725; 3 tanneries, 1 distillery, 9 grist mills, 18 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $7,825. 11 schools 253 scholars. Population: 9,741.

*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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