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From the 1854 United States Gazetteer........
RICHMOND is a county in the Eastern part of Georgia, bordering on the Savannah river, which separates it from South Carolina and contains about 340 square miles. It is drained by Brier, Butler's, McBean's, and Spirit creeks. The surface is uneven; the dividing line between the primary and tertiary formations passes through the county, near Augusta. Excepting in the vicinity of the river, the soil is generally poor. Cotton, Indian corn, oats, and sweet potatoes are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 1087 bales of cotton; 297,780 bushels of corn; 27,458 of oats, and 51,045 of sweet potatoes. There were 2 woollen factories, 1 cotton mill, 2 foundries, 1 car factory, 3 saddle manufactories, 1 machine shop, 3 flour mills, and 19 saw mills. It contained 14 churches, 10 newspaper offices; 720 pupils attending public schools, and 415 attending academies or other schools. Granite, sienite, novaculite, and burrstone are found here. The Savannah river affords extensive water-power at Augusta, and is navigable by steam-boats from that point to its mouth. The county is intersected by the Georgia railroad. This division of the state was formerly called Augusta District: the present name of Richmond County was given in 1777, in honor of the Duke of Richmond, a warm friend of American liberty. The capital city (county seat) is Augusta. Population, 16,246; of whom 8434 were free, and 7812, slaves.
{Taken from page 988 of the New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854}

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