Ware County Georgia
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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.

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