Yancey County, North Carolina
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**Yancey County, North Carolina is situated in the west part of the state, and contains 1,760 square miles. It contains the highest land in the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. Black Mountain is elevated 6,476 feet above the ocean. It has a copperas mine. The county is drained by Nolachucky River and its branches.
Capital: Burnsville.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 5,585, sheep 5,041, swine 18,718; wheat 6,320 bushels produced, rye 2,848, Indian corn 405,390, oats 33,670, potatoes 89,731, tobacco 4,830 pounds, 2 forges, 42 grist mills, 3 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $1,500.
Population: whites 5,681, slaves 254, free colored 27; total, 5,962.


**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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Yancey County Neighbors

Buncombe County   /   Madison County   /   McDowell County   /   Mitchell County
Unicoi County, Tennessee



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