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A county in the W. N. W. part of Georgia, bordering on Alabama, has an area of 540 square miles. It is traversed by the Coosa river and its
constituent streams, the Etowah and Oostenaula rivers, which unite at the
county seat; also drained by Cedar and other creeks. The surface is
beautifully diversified, and in some parts mountainous. Taylor's ridge is the
principal elevation. The soil of the valleys and the river bottoms is
represented to be very productive. Cotton, Indian corn, wheat, oats, and
sweet potatoes are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 1976 bales of
cotton; 254,722 bushels of corn; 15,370 of oats, and 36,818 of sweet
potatoes. There were 2 manufactories of coaches, 2 of cabinet-ware, and 8
tanneries. It contained 2 newspaper offices; 409 pupils attending academies
and other schools. Iron, plumbago, galena, slate, satin spar, and agate are
found. There is a valuable mineral spring in the S. W. part. A branch
railroad extends from the county seat to the Western and Atlantic railroad.
Organized about the year 1833, previous to which time the soil was in the
possession of the Cherokee Indians. Named in honor of General Floyd, formerly
member of Congress from Georgia. Capital, Rome. Population, 8205, of whom
5206 were free, and 2999, slaves. page 388
Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D. New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854
Transcribed by Kristie Setser
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