The Western Tourist

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General Books, 2009 - 60 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ... 1840, 12,076. Terre Haute, the county seat, contains a court-house, 2 churches, 55 stores, and about 2,000 inhabitants. Wabash Co. contains 415 square miles; surface various, rich bottoms on the streams. Water courses, Eel, Wabash, and Salamania rivers. Pop. 1840, 2,756. Wabash is the county seat. Warren Co. contains 350 square miles; surface generally level, large proportion prairie land, soil rich. The Wabash forms its southeastern border. Drained by Big and Little Pine, and Red-wood creeks. Pop. 1840, 5,656. Williamsport is the county seat. Warrick Co. contains 360 square miles; surface hilly, soil productive. The Ohio on its southern, and Little Pigeon creek on its eastern border. Drained by the Big Pigeon, Cypress, and several branches of the Little Pigeon creek. Pop. 1840, 6,321. Booneville is the county seat. Washington Co. contains 540 square miles; surface hilly, soil various. Drained by Big Blue river on the south, and tributaries of White river on the north. Pop. 1840, 15,269. Salem is the county seat. Wayne Co. contains 420 square miles; surface rather hilly, soil very rich. Streams, east and west branches of Whitewater river, abounding in fine mill sites. Pop. 1840, 23,292. Centerville is the county seat. Wells Co. contains 372 square miles; surface generally level. The Wabash is the principal stream, affording many fine mill sites. Pop. 1840, 1,822. White Co. contains 530 square miles; surface level, one-half prairie, soil good. Tippecanoe river is the principal stream. Pop. 1840, 1,832. Monticello is the county seat. Whitley Co. contains 324 square miles; surface level, soil good. Drained by Eel river. Pop. 1840, 1,237. Capital, Columbia. Benton, a new Co., recently erected from Jasper. Drained by Sugar and Pine creeks. Surface, principally ...

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