Ware County Georgia
American History & Genealogy
An AHGP Website


County Description - 1843

*Ware County, Georgia is situated in the south toward the east part of the state, and contains 3,440 square miles. Drained by Santilla River and its branches, in the north, and by the head waters of Suwanne River in the south part. Okefinoke Swamp occupies its south east part. This great marshy lake is about 280 miles in circumference, and extends into Florida. In wet seasons it appears like an inland sea, with several fertile islands. St. Mary's River rises in this swamp. The surface of the county is level; soil, fertile, but much of it is exposed to inundation.
Capital, Waresboro'.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 20,918, sheep 392, swine 12,269; wheat 893 bushels produced, oats 18,658, potatoes 2,900, cotton 627,750 pounds, sugar 11,935; 9 grist mills. Capital in manufactures, $2,700.
It has 1 college, 13 schools with 478 scholars.
Population: whites 2,189, slaves 132, free colored 2; total, 2,323.

*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.
 

SEARCH THIS SITE!
site search by freefind advanced

 
 
 
INDEX
Bible Records
Biographies
Brick Walls & Queries
Cemeteries
Census
Churches
Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities
Family Group Sheets
History
Marriages
Military
Newspapers
Obituaries
Schools
Surnames & Researchers
Wills


  Do you have documents, photos, or other information to post in the above categories? If you are willing to share your information or expertise with other researchers via this site please send us an EMAIL.
 



Ware County Neighbors

Bacon County   /   Brantley County   /   Charlton County   /   Pierce County





  Welcome to The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History & Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our About page.


Be sure to add us to your favorites list and check back often.

Webspace for this site is generously provided by
    and

This page is a free service to all Family Historians who are currently doing research in the Ware County, Georgia area. It is not intended for commercial use. This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated in any way without consent of the contributor.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited!
This page was last updated Saturday, 15-Jul-2017 17:07:53 EDT.
Copyright © 2017~2017 by Ware County AHGP